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Young boy flown to Saint Marys after lawnmower kicks hunk of metal into his forehead

 A three-year-old boy was flown to Mayo Clinic-Saint Marys after being hurt in a horrifying lawnmower accident southwest of Vernon Center on Thursday.  The boy was playing in the garden in the dirt with his mom, his father mowing the lawn nearby, when it happened about 12:45 p.m. Thursday.  Deputy Brian Martin said the mower kicked up a piece of metal debris, and it embedded in the boy's forehead.

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Alden-Conger Supermileage Team raising money to travel to London

They're sleek, low to the ground, and get you about 600 miles per gallon. The Alden-Conger Supermileage Team showed off their cars during a fundraiser in Albert Lea Saturday.

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Med City Kids Marathon draws hundreds of K-8 runners

Hundreds of children laced up their running shoes for the SCHEELS Med City Kids Marathon Saturday afternoon in Rochester. Open to students in grades K-8, the 1.2-mile course began and finished outside the Mayo Civic Center.

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Solemn ceremonies to honor war dead, military men and women on Memorial Day

On Monday, rain or shine, there will be dozens of solemn ceremonies held across southeastern Minnesota to honor all those who have served in our armed forces.  In Rochester, Austin and Zumbrota, there will be parades to mark Memorial Day.  In many of our communities including Byron, Kasson, Mantorville, Hayfield and Albert Lea, ceremonies will be held at nearby cemeteries where our military men and women are buried.  A gun salute will punctuate Wabasha's annual program...

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Minnesota & South Dakota State Patrols team up for safety-operation on I-90

Road patrols are keeping a close watch on Interstate 90 as the Memorial Day weekend unfolds.

Law enforcement agencies from Minnesota and South Dakota are teaming up for a joint-safety operation Memorial Day weekend on I-90.

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Albert Lea teen hits a minivan

An Albert Lea teen is recovering at Mayo Clinic Health System-Albert Lea after hitting the side of a van Friday afternoon. According to Albert Lea officials, at about 4:20 p.m., a 15-year-old boy riding a bicycle ran into a minivan after failing to stop at an intersection. Holly Stevens was the driver of the vehicle. The teen was taken to the hospital for his injuries and his condition is unknown. Meanwhile, no citations were issued in the crash. ... More>>

St. Charles Public Schools: 62-percent drop in underage drinking

From billboards to brochures, St. Charles is taking a stand against underage drinking. St. Charles Public Schools announced Friday that there's been a massive decrease in drinking among students, thanks to a state grant and community involvement.

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Legislative Recap: Eight local lawmakers reflect on rocky end of 2016 session Video included

At the Doubletree in Rochester Friday, it was a gathering of southeast Minnesota's most influential leaders. That's where eight local representatives took center stage to talk politics.

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Local campgrounds packed heading into Memorial Day weekend Video included

Despite the wet weather to start off Memorial Day weekend, the cars flowed into Beaver Trails Jellystone Park near Austin Friday afternoon. The campground has been booking for this weekend since February. All 325 campsites were reserved by April, and there's even a few families on the waiting list.

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Runners of all ages gear up for 21st annual Med City Marathon

Thousands of runners will pound the pavement in Rochester this weekend. People of all ages will run in the 21st annual Med City Marathon. 

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Missing man tables set up in Rochester to honor POW and MIA veterans Video included

Memorial Day weekend is often thought of as the start of summer and a nice long break from work. However, the Soldiers Field Veterans Memorial and the Minnesota POW/MIA Riders Association wants people to remember the real reason for the holiday.

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Rep. Peggy Bennett files for re-election

Rep. Peggy Bennett Rep. Peggy Bennett

Albert Lea area state Rep. Peggy Bennett is filing for re-election. Bennett is running for a second term in the House of Representatives, serving District 27A.

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UPDATE: Man facing charges, stabbing victim recovering after overnight fight in downtown Rochester Video included

One man is behind bars Friday, and another is recovering from stab wounds after a fight broke out between two groups of people in downtown Rochester.

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Stewartville residents learn about sex offender moving into town Video included

The city of Stewartville learned about a new neighbor with an extensive criminal background Thursday night. 31-year-old Jerry Vandenhemel, a level three sex offender who has been found guilty twice of sex crimes with minors, will be moving to the 100 block of South Main Street during Memorial Day Weekend.

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Iowa Supreme Court: No life without parole for teen killers

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The Iowa Supreme Court is banning life prison sentences without the possibility of parole for juveniles convicted of first-degree murder.

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Flags to be flown at half-staff for first half of Monday

Flags will fly at half staff across the state of Minnesota for the first half of Memorial day.  Gov. Mark Dayton has ordered all U.S. and state flags at state and federal buildings to fly at half staff from sunrise until noon Monday.  

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National Spelling Bee ends in its unlikeliest tie to date Video included

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If not for his high-pitched voice, there would be no way to peg Nihar Janga as the youngest-ever winner of the Scripps National Spelling Bee. More>>

$200 million condominium complex could be coming to Rochester

A $180-200 million condominium complex could be popping up in Rochester in the future. Bloom International Realty, a company based in the United Arab Emirates, is looking to bring up to 100 high end condominiums to Rochester along the Zumbro River from Second to Fourth Street Southeast.

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38 million Americans expected to travel for Memorial weekend Video included

Memorial weekend means the beginning of summer travel season. Lower gas prices mean more people on the road and in the air. AAA estimates 38 million Americans will take a trip this holiday weekend.

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  • Memorial Day 2016

    Memorial Day 2016

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    Find Memorial Day weekend related stories and events here. 

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    Find Memorial Day weekend related stories and events here. 

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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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