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Crews tackling structure fire in SW Rochester

Crews are battling a fire at an abandoned structure in southwest Rochester. Rochester Fire is still on scene as of 9:30 p.m. Tuesday night,  trying to maintain the blaze, and making sure it doesn't spread to any nearby tree lines.

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Police searching for suspects in armed robbery at AT&T

Rochester Police are searching for men who robbed an AT&T store Tuesday afternoon.  Police could be seen all around the area of the store on Crossroads Drive around 1:30 p.m. Tuesday.

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Rochester boy earns a spot in world karate tournament

An eleven year old Rochester boy is kicking his way to the top. Connor Bublitz is a black belt karate champion.   

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Highway 42-County Road 9 roundabout one step closer to construction

What many consider a dangerous intersection in Eyota-- is getting a redesign to cut down on accidents. The Olmsted County Board of Commissioners approved the design contract for a roundabout at the crossroads of Highway 42 and County Road 9 on Tuesday. This will the second roundabout to be constructed on Highway 42, as the Highway 42/Highway 14 roundabout opened up last July.

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State legislative failures results in frustration for Olmsted County Commissioners

Last week, Minnesota lawmakers announced they would no longer seek a special session. On Tuesday, Olmsted County Commissioners aired out their frustrations against state government and their concerns that the county could get left behind.

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Hormel Foods switches to cage-free eggs

Hormel Foods has switched to using cage-free eggs in its products. The Austin-based company had been working with the Humane Society of the United States for several months on this issue.

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Rainbow Route providing rides to Austin preschoolers

There's a safe, alternative way to get Austin preschoolers to and from class. The Rainbow Route program provides transportation for 3 and 4-year-olds during the school year.

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Lewiston organization trying to preserve old school house Video included

There's a clear distinction between old and new. Teenagers in Lewiston now attend Lewiston-Altura High School, but back around the turn of the 20th century, children had to cram into the Independent School District 38 School House.

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Police investigating second shooting this week

Police are investigating after several shots were fired at the window of a child's bedroom early Tuesday morning. Rochester Police said officers responded to a report of shots fired on the 400 block of 27th Street NE at 3:25 a.m.

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Suspect charged in kidnapping and death of 5-year-old girl

Charges have been filed against the man suspected of kidnapping and murdering his co-worker's 5-year-old daughter.  According to court records, Zachary Anderson, 25, was charged in Cass County Court with 2nd degree murder, 1st degree criminal sexual conduct, two counts of kidnapping, and theft of a motor vehicle.

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Rep. Walz tours local farm as part of annual conservation event

Congressman Tim Walz is hosting the fourth annual Conservation Picnic Tuesday in La Crescent.  The event is a chance for conservation advocacy groups to come together and share ideas while enjoying each other's company. 

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125 Live grand opening delayed for a month due to moisture in concrete Video included

The Rochester Senior Center is ready to make the move into 125 Live; the problem is, the building isn't ready for them. The Senior Center put the breaks on its October 1 grand opening date, delaying it to November 1 because of problems with moisture on the concrete floor.

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City Council to reject two proposals for armory "castle" building

The future of the armory building, or "The Castle," in Rochester is still up in the air.     It was a packed house at the Committee of the Whole meeting Monday, as the City Council Board discussed the future of the building. 

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Goose Lake public boat access closed during dredging project Video included

Nestled in the backwaters of the mighty Mississippi, Goose Lake is a nice place to cast a line out, but over the last 50 years, an eight acre area near the public boat access has filled in with mud. The Minnesota DNR's Lake City Fisheries Office is managing a project to dredge the lake.

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$100,000 boat stolen from Rochester dealer

Rochester Police are looking at surveillance video after someone stole an expensive boat from a Rochester dealer.  Officers were called to River Valley Power and Sport on the Highway 52 East Frontage Road Saturday morning. 

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Official: Pills found at Prince's estate contained fentanyl

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An official close to the investigation says several pills taken from Prince's estate in Paisley Park after his death were counterfeit drugs that actually contained the powerful opioid fentanyl.

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  • Clear the Shelters

    Clear the Shelters

    Clear the Shelters

    On August 15, shelters across the country are taking part in a nationwide push to place pets in forever homes. 

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    On August 15, shelters across the country are taking part in a nationwide push to place pets in forever homes. 

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  • Decorah Eagle Cam

    Decorah Eagle Cam

    Eaglet "D24" on March 29Eaglet "D24" on March 29

    The eagles featured on the Decorah Raptor Resource Project's eagle cam draw millions of viewers each year. As spring approaches, attention is turning once again to the live stream where viewers can watch baby eaglets hatch. You can watch the eagle cam here as the season progresses.

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    The eagles featured on the Decorah Raptor Resource Project's eagle cam draw millions of viewers each year. As spring approaches, attention is turning once again to the live stream where viewers can watch baby eaglets hatch. You can watch the eagle cam here as the season progresses.

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  • 2016 Fish Fry List

    2016 Fish Fry List

    Lent season is underway, which means a lot of people are looking for a good fish fry! Where's your favorite place for a fish fry?

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    Lent season is underway, which means a lot of people are looking for a good fish fry! Where's your favorite place for a fish fry?

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