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  • 10 Who Make a Difference: Eric Skuldt

    10 Who Make a Difference: Eric Skuldt

    Ever since retiring from IBM, Eric Skuldt has spent his time volunteering to help with tax preparation for low to middle income members of the community through the MyFreeTaxes program. 

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    Ever since retiring from IBM, Eric Skuldt has spent his time volunteering to help with tax preparation for low to middle income members of the community through the MyFreeTaxes program. 

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  • 10 Who Make a Difference: Olmsted County Volunteer Drivers

    10 Who Make a Difference: Olmsted County Volunteer Drivers

    The Olmsted County Volunteer Driver program provides year-round transportation to children, families and adults, and is one of our KTTC/United Way of Olmsted County 10 Who Make a Difference award recipients. 

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    The Olmsted County Volunteer Driver program provides year-round transportation to children, families and adults, and is one of our KTTC/United Way of Olmsted County 10 Who Make a Difference award recipients. 

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  • 10 Who Make a Difference: Samantha Rother

    10 Who Make a Difference: Samantha Rother

  • 10 Who Make a Difference: Carol Daugherty

    10 Who Make a Difference: Carol Daugherty

    Making a difference one hand at a time. Carol Daugherty, a Mayo Clinic volunteer, is helping patients and their caretakers both physically and emotionally while the wait at the hospital. 

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    Making a difference one hand at a time. Carol Daugherty, a Mayo Clinic volunteer, is helping patients and their caretakers both physically and emotionally while the wait at the hospital. 

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  • 10 Who Make a Difference: Open Table Food Ministry

    10 Who Make a Difference: Open Table Food Ministry

    All year long, rain or shine, they are out serving free meals to residents of Rochester. KTTC and the United Way of Olmsted County are recognizing Open Table Food Ministry as one of 10 Who Make a Difference.

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    All year long, rain or shine, they are out serving free meals to residents of Rochester. KTTC and the United Way of Olmsted County are recognizing Open Table Food Ministry as one of 10 Who Make a Difference.

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  • 10 Who Make a Difference: Chuck Sutton

    10 Who Make a Difference: Chuck Sutton

    Chuck Sutton of Byron volunteers at Pax Christi Catholic Church and Dorothy Day House to help the homeless, and is one of our 10 Who Make a Difference award recipients. 

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    Chuck Sutton of Byron volunteers at Pax Christi Catholic Church and Dorothy Day House to help the homeless, and is one of our 10 Who Make a Difference award recipients. 

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  • 10 Who Make a Difference: Becky Waara

    10 Who Make a Difference: Becky Waara

    For the past 24 years, as part of Rochesterfest, KTTC and the United Way of Olmsted County have been honoring ten extraordinary people or groups that make a difference in our community. Dedicated, compassionate, determined, and empathetic are just four of the words used to describe Becky Waara, who spends much of her time volunteering for the American Cancer Society and caring for cancer-stricken patients.

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    For the past 24 years, as part of Rochesterfest, KTTC and the United Way of Olmsted County have been honoring ten extraordinary people or groups that make a difference in our community. Dedicated, compassionate, determined, and empathetic are just four of the words used to describe Becky Waara, who spends much of her time volunteering for the American Cancer Society and caring for cancer-stricken patients.

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  • 10 Who Make a Difference: Nancy Allsen

    10 Who Make a Difference: Nancy Allsen

    Nancy Allsen has been giving back to the community for more than 10 years, and her teammates describe her as dedicated woman with a giving heart. That's why Allsen is one of our KTTC/United Way of Olmsted County 10 Who Make a Difference award recipients.More >>
    Nancy Allsen has been giving back to the community for more than 10 years, and her teammates describe her as dedicated woman with a giving heart. That's why Allsen is one of our KTTC/United Way of Olmsted County 10 Who Make a Difference award recipients.More >>
  • 10 Who Make a Difference: Betsy Bornholdt & St. Luke's Episcopal Church volunteers

    10 Who Make a Difference: Betsy Bornholdt & St. Luke's Episcopal Church volunteers

    Making a difference in the lives of students. That's what volunteers from St. Luke's Episcopal Church are committed to through volunteering.More >>
    Making a difference in the lives of students. That's what volunteers from St. Luke's Episcopal Church are committed to through volunteering.More >>
  • 10 Who Make a Difference: Mayville Blue Ribbons Strivers 4-H Club

    10 Who Make a Difference: Mayville Blue Ribbons Strivers 4-H Club

    The Mayville Blue Ribbons Strivers 4-H Club gives back to the community by growing food for those who need it. This group of people is one of ourKTTC/United Way of Olmsted County 10 Who Make a Difference award recipients.More >>
    The Mayville Blue Ribbons Strivers 4-H Club gives back to the community by growing food for those who need it. This group of people is one of ourKTTC/United Way of Olmsted County 10 Who Make a Difference award recipients.More >>
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  • Red Wing Police search for man after he escapes from Mayo Clinic Health System ER

    Red Wing Police search for man after he escapes from Mayo Clinic Health System ER

    Red Wing Police are searching for a man after he escapes from the Emergency Room at Mayo Clinic Health System in Red Wing. Mayo Clinic in Red Wing Supervisor Philip Fusco said police brought in a suspect involved in a car chase, who then ran from the E.R., and into the woods. Since it's Sunday, the hospital is already completely locked, aside from the emergency room; so reports the hospital is on lock down are false.  At about 8 p.m., Fusco says state police reported...

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    Red Wing Police are searching for a man after he escapes from the Emergency Room at Mayo Clinic Health System in Red Wing. Mayo Clinic in Red Wing Supervisor Philip Fusco said police brought in a suspect involved in a car chase, who then ran from the E.R., and into the woods. Since it's Sunday, the hospital is already completely locked, aside from the emergency room; so reports the hospital is on lock down are false.  At about 8 p.m., Fusco says state police reported...

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  • MN Dept. of Ag: Poison hemlock found in southeast Minnesota

    MN Dept. of Ag: Poison hemlock found in southeast Minnesota

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    The Minnesota Department of Agriculture says poison hemlock has been spotted in southeast Minnesota, and it is growing quickly in areas near St. Charles and Lanesboro.

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    The Minnesota Department of Agriculture says poison hemlock has been spotted in southeast Minnesota, and it is growing quickly in areas near St. Charles and Lanesboro.

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  • Juvenile injured in Dodge County ATV crash

    Juvenile injured in Dodge County ATV crash

    A teenager was hurt in an ATV accident in Dodge County Friday morning.  Emergency crews responded to reports that a juvenile male had been injured in an ATV crash at 260th Avenue near Mantorville around 9:15 a.m.  

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    A teenager was hurt in an ATV accident in Dodge County Friday morning.  Emergency crews responded to reports that a juvenile male had been injured in an ATV crash at 260th Avenue near Mantorville around 9:15 a.m.  

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  • 6th annual Antique and Working Truck Show in Rochester

    6th annual Antique and Working Truck Show in Rochester

    Big trucks for the whole family to enjoy. The Hiawathaland chapter of the American Truck Historical Society has been putting on the Antique and Working Truck Show for 6 years in Rochester. As for the nationwide organization, it's for the promotion and preservation of antique and old trucks in America. They say there's no particular brand of trucks it's just for anybody who loves old trucks.

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    Big trucks for the whole family to enjoy. The Hiawathaland chapter of the American Truck Historical Society has been putting on the Antique and Working Truck Show for 6 years in Rochester. As for the nationwide organization, it's for the promotion and preservation of antique and old trucks in America. They say there's no particular brand of trucks it's just for anybody who loves old trucks.

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  • New sightings of man wanted for Rochester kidnapping reported

    New sightings of man wanted for Rochester kidnapping reported

    There have been some new sightings of a man wanted in a Rochester kidnapping case. Brent Espenson is wanted on arrest warrants for a kidnapping in Rochester that happened in early June, and for 2nd degree assault in Goodhue County.

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    There have been some new sightings of a man wanted in a Rochester kidnapping case. Brent Espenson is wanted on arrest warrants for a kidnapping in Rochester that happened in early June, and for 2nd degree assault in Goodhue County.

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  • Student actor takes the stage in Pine Island despite the odds

    A student actor takes the stage in pine island despite the odds.

    The Lion King has been staged all over the country. On first glance, the Pine Area People for the Art's rendition was true to form. 

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    The biggest hurdle for Henry was not physical, but mental. "Coming to terms with the fact that I didn't think I could do it first was very difficult," Hildenbrand said. "That was a low point for me." Judging from his performance, he surpassed his expectations, but says it's thanks to everyone else's help -- especially his parents.

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  • American Legion Riders ride for PTSD awareness

    American Legion Riders ride for PTSD awareness

    A group of vets on motorcycles gathered today for a ride around the area to raise awareness of PTSD. This is all part of their continued efforts to raise money for Pets Loyal 2 Vets, a group that provides service dogs for disabled veterans in Minnesota. 

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    A group of vets on motorcycles gathered today for a ride around the area to raise awareness of PTSD. This is all part of their continued efforts to raise money for Pets Loyal 2 Vets, a group that provides service dogs for disabled veterans in Minnesota. 

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  • 60 Mile Garage Sale brings in crowds from all over the state and beyond

    60 Mile Garage Sale brings in crowds from all over the state and beyond

    Bargain shoppers, rejoice! Friday and Saturday is a major garage sale stretching 60 miles across the region. Nine towns along the Root River State Bike Trail have been hosting this expansive sale for three years. A few years back, the towns banded together to create the nonprofit known as The Root River Trail Towns. As part of the group, the towns work to focus on showcasing the beauty of the area, with various events to draw in the crowds, such as this 60-mile garage sale. We st...

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    Bargain shoppers, rejoice! Friday and Saturday is a major garage sale stretching 60 miles across the region. Nine towns along the Root River State Bike Trail have been hosting this expansive sale for three years. A few years back, the towns banded together to create the nonprofit known as The Root River Trail Towns. As part of the group, the towns work to focus on showcasing the beauty of the area, with various events to draw in the crowds, such as this 60-mile garage sale. We st...

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