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  • Farmers Seek Help With Rail Delays

    Minnesota farmers are looking to Congress and federal regulators for help getting their goods to market.

  • Franken Leads McFadden By Double Digits

    A new poll shows U.S. Sen. Al Franken with a double-digit lead over Republican challenger Mike McFadden in his campaign for a second term, but the number of likely voters who are undecided is also in the double digits.

  • Minnesota’s rich Native American history came alive in Winona on Sunday. The 10th Annual Great Dakota Gathering brought out band members from all over the country to share their ancient customs of dance, song, and expression. Hundreds Attend the 10th Annual Great Dakota Gathering

    Minnesota’s rich Native American history came alive in Winona on Sunday. The 10th Annual Great Dakota Gathering brought out band members from all over the country to share their ancient customs of dance, song, and expression.

  • For the first time in 42 years, Olmsted County Deputy Sheriff’s Association members made the decision to endorse a candidate for sheriff.  New Twist in the Olmsted County Sheriff's Race

    For the first time in 42 years, Olmsted County Deputy Sheriff’s Association members made the decision to endorse a candidate for sheriff.  

  • Organizers say it was the perfect day for a fall festival at the Quarry Hill Nature Center in Rochester. One of the largest fundraisers of the year brings the community together to enjoy everything nature, canoeing, cave tours and even cookie decorating. Local Fall Festival a Tradition for Some Families

    Organizers say it was the perfect day for a fall festival at the Quarry Hill Nature Center in Rochester. One of the largest fundraisers of the year brings the community together to enjoy everything nature, canoeing, cave tours and even cookie decorating. 

  • A scary night for a Rochester woman. She told police she was held at gunpoint while walking through Silver Lake Park. Woman Held at Gunpoint at Silver Lake

    A scary night for a Rochester woman. She told police she was held at gunpoint while walking through Silver Lake Park. That incident happened around 7:00 pm Saturday night on the East side of Silver Lake.

  • Tonight, people came together in Albert Lea to celebrate the Bohemian culture. It was the Czech Festival. Local Czech Community Celebrates and Helps to Restore Brick Hall

    Tonight, people came together in Albert Lea to celebrate the Bohemian culture. It was the Czech Festival.  There was traditional clothing, food and dance. But it was also a fundraiser to help restore the Brick Hall. It's located between Myrtle and Hayward and is more than 100 years old. 

     

  • Human feet were squashing the grapes in the 3rd Annual Grape Stomping Competition. Participants Stomp Grapes with Feet at Four Daughter's Winery

    In a matter of minutes sixteen pounds of grapes were turned into juice. It happened at Four Daughter's Winery in Spring Valley. Human feet were squashing the grapes in the 3rd Annual Grape Stomping Competition. It was a bracket style tournament.

  • Welcome to Med City, where those Hollywood fears are taken seriously, they even imagined up their own virus name. Zombie Apocalypse Training Exercise Prepares Locals for Epidemic

    This is not a zombie pub crawl. Not even close. Imagine if a zombie outbreak actually did happen. The panic… The disorder… Just like in the movies. Welcome to Med City, where those Hollywood fears are taken seriously, they even imagined up their own virus name. And only in Med City, there are Mayo Clinic students willing to pretend. But they're showing real-life solutions and realistic procedures. 

  • A Byron family is without a home tonight after their house caught on fire early Saturday morning. UPDATE: Byron House Fire Caused $500K in Damage

    A house fire in Byron caused $500,000 worth of damage, and left a family of four without a home.

  • Hockey fans had the chance to meet and even learn a few skills from Austin Bruins players today. Bruins Meet and Greet with Fans to Kick Off Season

    Hockey fans had the chance to meet and even learn a few skills from Austin Bruins players today. The Bruins kickoff bash brought community members to the YMCA this morning. The third annual event featured a bounce house, Bruiser the mascot, autographs and prizes.

  • Wonder Woman, Superman and all sorts of superheroes visited LaFayette Park in Austin this morning during a 5K for a cause. Super Heroes Gathered in Austin for a Good Cause

    Wonder Woman, Superman and all sorts of superheroes visited LaFayette Park in Austin this morning during a 5K for a cause. "Community Against Bullying" organized the event along with the Austin Police Officer Association to help stop bullying in the schools.

  • People from all over the state came to Austin this weekend for the Minnesota Jaycees Convention. Minnesota Jaycees in Austin for State Convention

    People from all over the state came to Austin this weekend for the Minnesota Jaycees Convention. The organizers was created to help young people become leaders in their communities. 1,700 Minnesotans are involved in this organization. Conventions are held three times a year, in January, May and September.

  • For a few hours this morning, library guests had the chance to meet animals. Mower County Humane Society brought in Twixie, Tate and Tyson. They're all pets looking for new homes. Four-Legged Friends Greet Austin Library Visitors

    If you visited Austin's public library today, you may have been surprised to see a few four-legged visitors. For the first time, the library partnered up with the Mower County Humane Society for an adoption day. For a few hours this morning, library guests had the chance to meet animals. Mower County Humane Society brought in Twixie, Tate and Tyson. They're all pets looking for new homes.

  • Rochester Woman in Running for National YMCA Grant

    Jessica Williams began "Crochet for a Cause" to provide hats to cancer patients who lost their hair due to chemotherapy.

  • Rochester Organization Saves Woman from Human Trafficking

    From overseas, to even right here in Rochester, Muna was a slave to labor trafficking, until she finally escaped and was picked up at a Hy-Vee off of 37th Street in Rochester.

  • Brian Fitch Sr. Suspect Indicted in Minnesota Officer Killing

    A multi-county grand jury has indicted 39-year-old Brian Fitch Sr. with one count of first-degree murder in the killing of Mendota Heights police Officer Scott Patrick during a traffic stop July 30.

  • Parents of Slain Journalist Criticize US Government

    The parents of a New Hampshire journalist slain by Islamic extremists in Syria say they never knew what the U.S. government was doing to help their son and were told they could be prosecuted for raising money to pay a ransom.

  • Austin High School Choir to be Featured on MPR

    Minnesota Public Radio will feature the Austin High School Concert Choir in its School Spotlight series, which showcases some of the best talent in the state.

  • Adrian Peterson Indicted in Texas in Child Injury Case

    Attorney Rusty Hardin says the charge accuses Peterson of using a branch, or switch, to spank his son.

  • Benefit for Albert Lea Soldier Injured in Motorcycle Accident

    Two years ago an Albert Lea Soldier received a military medal for his actions overseas.   Now, he's fighting a very different kind of battle.  Christopher Edwards was severely injured in a motorcycle accident in July.

  • Child's Death Sparks Review of Child Protection Services

    Last legislative session a bill passed that no longer allows county child protection agencies to consider past abuse reports that were originally rejected.

  • Possible Felony Charges for Weapons on Byron School Grounds

    The Olmsted County Sheriff's Office says the 17 year-old felt his girlfriend was in danger and that he was going to spend the night at her home to protect her.