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Byron student in custody after threatening school rampage

BYRON, Minn. (KTTC) -- A Byron teenager is behind bars for allegedly threatening to go on a killing rampage at school. According to the Olmsted County Sheriff's Office, the 13-year-old boy left the threat on a fellow Byron Middle School student's iPad back on October 25. It said the student planned to carry out the attack on Friday, October 31.The Sheriff's Office tells us it took deputies a while to learn about the threat. When they did, the boy was arrested and taken to the Juvenile Detenti... More>>

UPDATE: Jury reaches verdict in Jason Mindrup case Video included

Jason Mindrup leaves the Mower County Justice Center Jason Mindrup leaves the Mower County Justice Center

After almost five hours of deliberation, the jury has reached a verdict in the case of the former Brownsdale police chief accused of sexually assaulting a woman last year. More>>

Liberia opens 1 of largest Ebola treatment centers

Remembering those who have died in the world's deadliest Ebola outbreak, Liberia's president opened one of the country's largest Ebola treatment centers in Monrovia on Friday amid hopes that the disease is... More>>

McFadden: Closing GITMO a bad idea as we fight ISIS militants; Franken campaign shoots back

ROCHESTER, Minn. (KTTC) -- Republican challenger Mike McFadden is speaking out against the Obama Administration's plans to close the U.S. military detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and attacking Senator Al Franken's support for the president's position. McFadden made a campaign stop in Rochester today to share his views on closing "GITMO" -- he said he doesn't think it's a good idea as we ramp up a war against ISIS militants in Syria and northwest Iraq."When it became public and kno... More>>

UPDATE: One dead, one hurt after fatal crash involving construction machinery

One person is dead and another is hurt after a crash involving construction machinery in North Iowa. According to the Iowa State Patrol, a worker was grading the shoulder of Highway 18 East Near Nora Springs around 12:30 Thursday afternoon. That's when a van ran into the back of the road maintainer. More>>

Drunk driver may be to blame for SE Rochester power outage

ROCHESTER, Minn. (KTTC) -- Some neighborhoods in southeast Rochester were without power Thursday evening into early Friday, and Rochester police say a drunken driver may be to blame.Police say a pickup truck hit a utility pole in the 800 block of 3rd Avenue SE about 9 p.m. Thursday, knocking out power to 11-hundred customers in that part of the city. Two crews from Rochester Public Utilities worked late into the night to restore electricity.RPD Capt. John Sherwin said Friday morning that the ... More>>

Collision Course: A young athlete's battle with concussions Video included

All week Tyler Sloan has been preparing for Friday night by handling Quarterback duties under center, and throwing like he was born to do it. However, come Friday night all he can do is watch his State Champion Superlarks. More>>

Plane crashes at Kansas airport, killing 4

A small plane lost engine power after takeoff and crashed into a flight-training building at a Kansas airport Thursday, killing four people, injuring five others and igniting a fire that sent up towering plumes of black... More>>

RT Autism Awareness Foundation opens new home in Rochester Video included

The Reece Trahan Autism Awareness Foundation showed off its new home on Thursday evening. More>>

One hurt after three car crash that backed up traffic Video included

One person is hurt after a three car crash just west of Rochester. The State Patrol says a Chevy Cruze in the right lane turned left and hit a Ford Taurus and Ford Expedition that were near it. More>>

Country star Glen Campbell's family and doctor talk about Mayo's role in fight with Alzheimer's Video included

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Country music superstar Glen Campbell has been known recently for his fight against Alzheimer's. On Thursday, Campbell's family and doctor talked about the Mayo Clinic's assistance in his battle with the disease. The nine-time Grammy winner was diagnosed with the disease at Mayo in 2011. More>>

Compromise efforts stall for quarantined nurse

Insisting she is perfectly healthy, nurse Kaci Hickox again defied the state's Ebola quarantine Thursday by taking a bike ride with her boyfriend, and Maine health authorities struggled to reach a compromise that would... More>>

Judge denies request to seal depositions of Catholic priests Video included

On Thursday afternoon, an Olmsted County District Court judge denied a request to seal the depositions of three Catholic priests.  More>>

Groundbreaking for new Pre K-4th grade school in Pine Island Video included

On Thursday, officials dug their shovels into the dirt on a plot of land in rural Pine Island, breaking ground on a brand new pre-K through 4th grade school. More>>

Nearly 5,000 absentee ballots sent out in Olmsted County Video included

With less than one week until Election Day, absentee voting is well underway across our region. More>>

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