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Summer Time Harvest

ROCHESTER, Minn. (KTTC) -- It's my favorite time of summer. People are harvesting veggies from the garden, making wonderful dishes, and canning things. More>>

Strange Burglary in Virginia

We get to report on a lot of break-ins. I think this one in Arlington, Virginia, takes the cake. More>>

One Expensive Ticket!

Talk about an expensive ticket!NASA tells Congress it will have to spend about a-half billion dollars to pay Russia to fly astronauts to the International Space Station.That comes to nearly 82 million bucks a seat, up from 71 mil.NASA Administrator Charles Bolden sent a letter to Congress saying the agency would need to pay $490 million to Russia for six seats on Soyuz rockets for U.S. astronauts through 2017.I wonder if they serve complimentary peanuts and beverages on this flight? More>>

What to get a newborn?

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- I think this would be a good idea for Minnesota...If you're looking for a gift idea for a newborn, how about a lifetime of hunting and fishing? More>>

Remember the DeLorean? It's Back to the Future!

BATON ROUGE, La. -- I loved the Back to the Future movies with Michael J. Fox.Well, Drew Guillory loves it, too, and is ready to go back to the future as soon as he gets 1.21 gigawatts! More>>

Prince Selfie

ISTANBUL (AP) -- I'm thinking Kim Kardashian (the queen of selfies) should take notice... More>>

Cat Chat

ROCHESTER (KTTC) -- I've often wondered what my cats are REALLY telling me. Especially my Ms Alice who keeps waking me up at 5:30 in the morning with a specific 'chirp' sound.

Helicopter Egg Drop!

?LAUREL, Del. (AP) -- I don't remember Easter being like this when I was a kid. A church in Delaware decided to take to the skies for an Easter egg hunt.

Time Change...In The Same Home!

KENDALL, Kan. (AP) -- Think this weekend's time change is a headache? Well, consider the situation of Ron and Sherry Finlay.

...And what's so wrong with bringing your kangaroo to McDonald's?

BEAVER DAM, Wis. -- Only in Wisconsin? Hmm...Apparently, a woman in Wisconsin thought nothing odd about bringing her pet kangaroo to McDonald's.

Toboggan Championships!

MAINE (AP) -- Now that the Super Bowl is history -- it's time for another championship!

Super Bowl tickets... just $6!

PHOENIX -- A Super Bowl ticket for six bucks? Sounds impossible...unless you have a time machine.

Super Bowl--Super Security!

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) -- This should be quite the sight! Some big hitters are going to the Super Bowl...and I'm not talking linebackers. More>>

Beach Access Dispute

HALF MOON BAY, Calif. (AP) -- With the cold and bitter snow here in Rochester, I'm thinking pictures of California beaches are in order. Only, controversy continues to surround a beautiful one on Half Moon Bay.

Boozy Names!

GRAY, La. (AP) -- It looks like one person named after booze deserves another round.

Banned words for 2015!

ROCHESTER, Minn. (KTTC) -- If you're planning on calling your sweetheart 'bae' in the new year...DON'T!

Santa has a few thoughts...about parents

ROCHESTER (KTTC) -- I talked to Santa this weekend in Rochester, and he's got a few words for parents... 

Interest in 'bearding' has taken off

I know my TV bosses will never agree to this--but I'm thinking of growing a beard (without spikes)...

Hot Air Balloon Rescue

ENCINITAS, Calif. (AP) -- It was supposed to be a romantic hot air balloon flight...

DMC leaders travel to U.S. cities

KTTC's Tom Overlie with Rochester Mayor Ardell Brede and County Commissioner Jim Bier KTTC's Tom Overlie with Rochester Mayor Ardell Brede and County Commissioner Jim Bier

ROCHESTER, Minn. (KTTC) -- Rochester is in the midst of a 6 billion dollar economic development initiative.

Naked man invades Wisconsin Capitol

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- He was naked. He was shouting. And he made the news!

New York parking spot...$1 million

And to think, I was SO close to buying this condo. More>>

The first U.S. president gets a face lift

The nation's first president is getting a high-tech face-lift. More>>

Separation Anxiety

Your kids aren't the only ones feeling separation anxiety with the start of the new school year. Rover is too!


United Airlines seat fight!

Seat fight! A United flight is diverted to Chicago after two passengers fight over a reclining seat.

A woman and her 50,000 roommates

This news story is getting a lot of buzz around the country. A New York City woman discovers she's got about 50,000 roommates! More>>

Another smart criminal...

A teenager in Albuquerque rides his stolen electric shopping cart to meet his probation officer!

Tom screams for ice cream!

I scream, you scream, we all scream for soft serve ice cream. Today is one of my favorite days of the year: National Soft Ice Cream Day. Yes, my friends, there is an actual SOFT ICE CREAM DAY!There are various tales of how the softer, swirled version of ice cream began. According to, Dairy Queen's founder decided to soften up the product in the mid 1930s and finalized the process in 1940. But other researchers give the credit to Tom Carvel, whose ice cream supplies melted one day i... More>>

Does your dog feel envy? Mine does!

If you're best pals with a dog, then you know this could be true. A nine-month study just came out from the University of California. It found that dogs could possibly feel envy. Dogs and their owners were videotaped, while the human played with stuffed animals. In almost all the cases, the dogs tried to get their owner's attention by pushing or even snapping at the stuffed animal. I know when I pet another dog in front of Griffin, he's wedges himself against me and tries to push the other do... More>>

Meet...Clinic Joe!

They called him Joe Clinic.Joseph Fritsch served as the polite and welcoming doorman, and goodwill ambassador of Mayo clinic from 1929 to 1954. Patients and colleagues say they appreciated his warmth, humor and compassion.I'm told he got the name Joe Clinic because he had the uncanny ability of remembering patients' names. In return, patients would write him thank you notes and letters addressed to "Joe Clinic".In honor of its 150th anniversary, Mayo Clinic is sharing some of these interestin... More>>

Murdered teen has eerie dream before his death

This is interesting. Relatives of the Missouri teen who was fatally shot by a policeman say he had an eerie dream shortly before his death.Michael Brown Jr. told his pastor that he had a dream in which he saw his body covered by a sheet. He told his family he believed the world would one day know his name.Ewing said the public attention surrounding Brown's shooting has fulfilled that dream in a way his nephew could not have expected.Relatives have described Brown as gentle despite his large... More>>

#1 on my Christmas list: St. Paul Civic Center Zamboni

I think I know what I want for Christmas...The original Zamboni used at the St. Paul Civic Center is for sale. It can be yours for $2,000 or best offer (Mom? Dad?...Are you reading this?)The particular ice-cleaning machine is known affectionately as the Spamboni. It's not in mint condition, though. It will need work, especially on the engine of the 1972 model.My vision: a skating rink with perfect ice in my back yard. More>>

Robin Williams and signs of mental health issues

It's been three days now since we got the news, and it's still so hard to believe. Robin Williams is dead. Today, authorities in Marin County, California, are confirming that he took his life by hanging himself with a belt at his home. One mental health expert says the manic qualities that made us laugh so much at Williams may have been a sign that the comedian had problems. Bamkole Johnson chairs the Psychiatric Department at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. And he says some pe... More>>

Nordic Fest in Decorah

DECORAH, Iowa (KTTC) -- May the Norsk be with you! That's the theme this year for the annual Nordic Fest in Decorah, IowaSince 1967, nearly two million visitors from around the world have attended the festival. This year, crowds are enjoying authentic Norwegian food, traditional crafts and music, lively entertainment, and a grand parade Saturday morning. The festival concludes with a fireworks show at 10 o'clock, Saturday night. One of the highlights each year of Nordic Fest is the Nordic Dan... More>>

Thousands brave the heat for RAGBRAI

On a hot and humid day it's easy to think about a dip in the pool, but the bike riders of the RAGBRAI bike ride pass by the cool waters, and instead set their thoughts on finishing an 80-mile leg of the ride across Iowa. More>>

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