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Indictments unsealed in Iowa meth cases; 3 face federal charges of meth sales

The U.S. Attorney's Office unsealed indictments Friday of three individuals charged with selling meth in Iowa. William A. Odell, II, 43 of Mason City, IA, Erika L. Parker, 27, of Rockford, IA, and Shawn B. Zimmerman, 42, of Clear Lake, IA all appeared in federal court in Cedar Rapids today to face one charge each of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine, as well as one each of possession with intent to distribute. More>>

Rochester Rowing Club takes competition indoors at high-tech 14th Annual Minnesota Power Pull

ROCHESTER, Minn. (KTTC) -- Minnesota isn't exactly the ideal location for a rowing tournament in late February, but the Rochester Rowing Club is making the city a destination this time of the year. The club has been hosting an annual erging competition indoors for well over a decade."The hardest thing is to be motivated working in doors. We have ten machines connected to each other, and then they can see themselves on the screen where they are in the race," said Rochester Rowing Club Coach Da... More>>

Benefit shows support for firefighter battling cancer

Brett Boss, wife Danielle, and KTTC NewsCenter's Alanna Martella at Boss's Benefit on Saturday in Albert Lea. Brett Boss, wife Danielle, and KTTC NewsCenter's Alanna Martella at Boss's Benefit on Saturday in Albert Lea.

ALBERT LEA, Minn. (KTTC) -- Albert Lea firefighter Brett Boss is fighting more than just fires. After being diagnosed with Stage 4 Ewing's Sarcoma, he's battling for his life. And on Saturday afternoon, hundreds of people gathered together for Boss. "The big thing is we wanted to show support to Brett, some in monetary, but mostly just support. Show him that people care, that people have his back, so to speak," said Albert Lea Firefighter Bart Berven. Boss's benefit had an amazing turnout. Hu... More>>

Rochester Rowing Club hosts regional rowing competition Video included

Rowers participate in a regional rowing competition at RCTC Heinz Center. Rowers participate in a regional rowing competition at RCTC Heinz Center.

The Rochester Rowing Club is staying in shape this winter by training indoors, and hosted a competition Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the RCTC Heinz Center. Both rowers and non-rowers drop by to watch, or test their skills on a rowing machine. More>>

Rochester Harley Davidson hosts 10th annual Bike Show & Swap Meet Video included

Performance technician Pat Lehmann of Rochester Harley Davidson gives a demonstration on motorcycle engines on Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015 at the Mayo Civic Center in Rochester, MN. Performance technician Pat Lehmann of Rochester Harley Davidson gives a demonstration on motorcycle engines on Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015 at the Mayo Civic Center in Rochester, MN.

Lifelong gearheads and amateur enthusiasts alike convened on the Mayo Civic Center today for the 10th annual Harley Davidson Bike Show Swap meet. Vendors peddled all varieties of motorcycle parts, accessories, and memorabilia, and built support for upcoming charity rides. Performance technicians from Rochester Harley held a demonstration on motorcycle engines, dis- and reassembling a bike engine to showcase common maintenance issues and performance modifications."W... More>>

Congress OKs 1-week bill to keep Homeland Security open

Bordering on dysfunction, Congress passed a one-week bill late Friday night to avert a partial shutdown of the Homeland Security Department, as leaders in both political parties quelled a revolt by House conservatives... More>>

One year after Mandi Seefeldt's death, loved ones honor her life at memorial Video included

One year ago a horrific car accident took the life of Mandi Seefeldt, a 22-year-old from Plainview. Friday, her family and friends remember the joy she brought to their lives in a memorial ceremony. More>>

Mayor Ardell Brede will not veto Oliver Apartments variance Video included

A new apartment complex near downtown Rochester appears to moving forward. That's after the city zoning and planning commission asked Mayor Ardell Brede to veto its approval by the city council. However, the mayor decided not to veto the project.  More>>

Gov. Dayton unveils expanded childcare tax credit

Cynthia Bauerly, Minnesota Department of Revenue Commissioner and proponent of Dayton's proposal. Cynthia Bauerly, Minnesota Department of Revenue Commissioner and proponent of Dayton's proposal.

ST. PAUL, Minn. (KTTC) -- Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton unveiled a new plan to extend childcare tax credits to more families, and in higher amounts. The Minnesota Department of Revenue has stumbled upon an unforeseen windfall, raising its surplus projection from $1 billion to $1.87 billion. The Dayton administration is scrambling to find immediate uses for the money before Republicans in the legislature can extinguish Dayton's push for what to do what it. More>>

Viking River Cruises coming to Red Wing and St. Paul Video included

A Viking River Cruise ship. A Viking River Cruise ship.

A European river cruise giant is coming to North America for Mississippi River cruises and will include Red Wing and St. Paul as stopping points.  More>>

Minnesota's anticipated surplus swells to $1.87 billion Video included

Minnesota's bank account is projected to run up a $1.87 surplus over the next two years, which will drive calls for new spending, tax cuts or most likely a mix. More>>

Gunman kills 7, commits suicide, in house-to-house rampage

A man who authorities say may have been unhinged by the death of his ailing mother killed seven people and then took his own life in a house-to-house shooting rampage that wiped out a swath of this tiny town in the... More>>

Roads in northern, western Minnesota get speed limit boost

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Speed limits will increase from 55 mph to 60 mph on about 340 miles of two-lane highways in northern and western Minnesota, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation. More>>

Minnesota property taxes set for 2015 increase

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Property taxes owed this year are set to increase by 3.4 percent on average statewide. More>>

Gov. Dayton seeking applicants for Supreme Court

Associated Justice Alan Page Associated Justice Alan Page

Gov. Mark Dayton is seeking applicants for a vacancy on the Minnesota Supreme court. More>>

2015 fish fry list

Where's the best fish fry? Share the location on our Facebook page and we'll add it to this list. More>>

Telemedicine kiosks open for Austin Public School staff Video included

New telehealth kiosks open for Austin Public School staff New telehealth kiosks open for Austin Public School staff

Mayo Clinic Health System and Austin Public Schools collaborated to create a telemedicine kiosk to improve health care for school staff and their dependents. More>>

UPDATE: Minnesota's anticipated surplus swells to $1.87 billion Video included

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Minnesota's bank account is projected to run up a $1.87 billion surplus over the next two years, which will drive calls for new spending, tax cuts or most likely a mix. More>>

Leonard Nimoy, Spock from 'Star Trek,' dies at 83

Leonard Nimoy, Spock from 'Star Trek,' dies at 83 Leonard Nimoy, Spock from 'Star Trek,' dies at 83

Leonard Nimoy, world famous to "Star Trek" fans through a beloved cult TV series and a half-dozen films as the pointy-eared, purely logical science officer Mr. Spock, has died. More>>

Smoke fills hallway of southeast Rochester apartment building

A scare for residents living in a southeast Rochester apartment building Friday morning, as residents woke up to smoke inside the hallways. More>>

Viking Cruises' Mississippi River plans spur competition

Mississippi River / Winona Mississippi River / Winona

Viking Cruises' plan to launch service on the Mississippi River has river towns busy planning and spending.
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New bill set to reimburse Mayo Clinic for being an Ebola treatment center Video included

New bill set to reimburse Mayo Clinic for being an Ebola treatment center New bill set to reimburse Mayo Clinic for being an Ebola treatment center

Gov. Mark Dayton put pen to paper Thursday, signing a $15.5 million "deficiency" bill. As part of that bill, $2 million will be distributed to the four Minnesota hospitals that were designated as Ebola treatment centers in 2014. More>>

Rollingstone man breaks Minnesota muzzleloader buck hunting record Video included

Rollingstone man breaks Minnesota muzzleloader buck hunting record Rollingstone man breaks Minnesota muzzleloader buck hunting record

In the world of big buck hunting, bigger is always better. On Saturday, a local hunting group was able to say they had hunted one of the biggest bucks ever found in the state. More>>

A frigid 'finally Friday' ahead

Arctic air continues to linger in the region Friday under strong high pressure, making for a frigid "finally Friday" across the area. More>>

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  • Minnesota's anticipated surplus grows to $1.87 billion. What should the state do with the money?

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  • Minnesota's anticipated surplus swells to $1.87 billion

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