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  • Iowa Man Charged with Murder in Shooting Death of Mother<br />Iowa Man Charged with Murder in Shooting Death of Mother

    Two days after a jury found him civilly liable in his mother's death, a Knoxville man was charged with first-degree murder in her death. The Marion County sheriff's office says 45-year-old Jason Carter was arrested Sunday afternoon. He was being held in the Marion County jail on $1 million bond .

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  • Trial in shooting death of Mason City woman set to begin<br />Trial in shooting death of Mason City woman set to begin

    A Mason City man accused of killing a 19-year-old woman is scheduled to go to trial on Monday. Sixty-one-year-old Larry Whaley is charged with second-degree murder in the December 2016 death of Samantha Teeter. Prosecutors say Whaley shot Teeter in the head through his apartment door.

    KAAL TV / 1 h. 51 min. ago
  • Power Outage at Atlanta Airport Impacts Thousands of Travelers including LocalsPower Outage at Atlanta Airport Impacts Thousands of Travelers including Locals

    A sudden power outage at the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport on Sunday grounded scores of flights and passengers during one of the busiest travel times of the year. Some who live in Rochester are impacted by this power outage. A source who is at the airport also said several travelers who are on their way to Mayo Clinic for appointments have been impacted by this development.

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  • Man Dies of Suspected CO Poisoning in NE Minnesota Cabin<br />Man Dies of Suspected CO Poisoning in NE Minnesota Cabin

    A northeastern Minnesota man has died of suspected carbon monoxide poisoning in a cabin.

    KAAL TV / 6 h. 19 min. ago
  • Iowa Independent Senator Seeks 5th Term, Rebuffs GOP, Trump<br />Iowa Independent Senator Seeks 5th Term, Rebuffs GOP, Trump

    Iowa's only independent lawmaker plans to run for re-election in a rural, conservative part of the state as a "no-party" candidate next year and if David Johnson wins, he'd be the first state senator unaffiliated with the two major political parties to do so in more than 90 years.

    KAAL TV / 6 h. 33 min. ago
  • Leslie Earl Buck, 96 - Austin HeraldLeslie Earl Buck, 96 - Austin Herald

    Leslie Earl Buck, 96Austin HeraldThey lived in Austin as he started his career at Hormel. Their first daughter, Rhonda Jane, was born in 1950. The family moved to Clarion, Iowa, where Cynthia Marie was born in 1954. From Clarion, the family moved to Jefferson, Iowa, and then to Fort ...

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  • Dorothy Mae Anderson, 97 - Austin HeraldDorothy Mae Anderson, 97 - Austin Herald

    Austin HeraldDorothy Mae Anderson, 97Austin HeraldDorothy Mae Anderson, 97, of Austin, Minnesota, died Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017, at the Mayo Clinic Health System in Austin after a short illness. Dorothy Mae Anderson, 97. Dorothy was born July 19, 1920, in Austin to Oscar and Anna (Carlson) Johnson ...

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  • Man loses control of vehicle, hits bridge in Houston CountyMan loses control of vehicle, hits bridge in Houston County

    IAZ008>010-018-019-MNZ086-087-094-095-171800- /O.CON.KARX.FG.Y.0020.000000T0000Z-171217T1800Z/ Mitchell-Howard-Winneshiek-Floyd-Chickasaw-Dodge-Olmsted-Mower- Fillmore- Including the cities of Osage, Cresco, Decorah, Charles City, New Hampton, Dodge Center, Rochester, Austin, and Preston 1029 AM CST Sun Dec 17 2017 ...DENSE FOG ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON CST TODAY... * VISIBILITY...Visibilities of 1/4 mile or less through the morning. * IMPACTS...Limited visibility in the dense fog will make travel difficult.

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  • Minnesota governor defends police shooting investigators - Austin HeraldMinnesota governor defends police shooting investigators - Austin Herald

    Minnesota governor defends police shooting investigatorsAustin HeraldMINNEAPOLIS — Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton defended the state agency that investigates police shootings after a prosecutor criticized the investigation into the death of an Australian woman who was killed by an officer after she called police to report ...and more »

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  • Crisis nursery, homeless shelter help Minnesota families - Austin HeraldCrisis nursery, homeless shelter help Minnesota families - Austin Herald

    Crisis nursery, homeless shelter help Minnesota familiesAustin HeraldNEW ULM — A southern Minnesota crisis nursery and a homeless shelter are providing complementary services for families in crisis. The Southern Minnesota Crisis Nursery and NUMAS Haus homeless opened in New Ulm within months of each other in 2016 and ...and more »

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  • Canaan helps Suns rally to beat T-Wolves - Austin HeraldCanaan helps Suns rally to beat T-Wolves - Austin Herald

    Canaan helps Suns rally to beat T-WolvesAustin HeraldMINNEAPOLIS — Isaiah Canaan hit three free throws with 6 seconds to play in his first game with Phoenix and the Suns rallied to beat the Minnesota Timberwolves 108-106 on Saturday night. Added to the roster this week after the injury-ravaged Suns ...and more »

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  • Anniversary: John and Norma Register - Austin HeraldAnniversary: John and Norma Register - Austin Herald

    Austin HeraldAnniversary: John and Norma RegisterAustin HeraldJohn and Norma (Rose) Register of Fremont, Nebraska, formerly of Austin, Minnesota celebrated their 68th wedding anniversary on Nov. 12, 2017. John and Norma were high school sweethearts in the Austin class of 1949. The couple met in their home room ...

    Google News / 10 h. 29 min. ago
  • Committee recommends ways to improve police, community relations - Austin HeraldCommittee recommends ways to improve police, community relations - Austin Herald

    Committee recommends ways to improve police, community relationsAustin HeraldThe governor, Legislature and Minnesota League of Cities should urge Minnesota police departments to bring in experienced, independent investigators when officers use deadly force. • Authorities should create “effective and legitimate” civilian ...

    Google News / 12 h. 30 min. ago
  • For GOP, Tax Bill's Most Visible Win May Be Averting FailureFor GOP, Tax Bill's Most Visible Win May Be Averting Failure

    Despite the sheer size and society-spanning impact of the $1.5 trillion tax overhaul, the quickest and most potent political victory that Republicans would savor by pushing the bill through Congress next week may be what it averts: another big GOP legislative crash in the age of Trump...

    KAAL TV / 13 h. 47 min. ago
  • Special Counsel Obtains Thousands of Trump Transition EmailsSpecial Counsel Obtains Thousands of Trump Transition Emails

    Special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian contacts with President Donald Trump's campaign has gained access to thousands of emails sent and received by Trump officials before the start of his administration, according to several people familiar with Trump's transition organization...

    KAAL TV / 13 h. 51 min. ago
  • Fire Northwest of LA has Burned 418 Square MilesFire Northwest of LA has Burned 418 Square Miles

    Authorities say the massive wildfire northwest of Los Angeles has burned another 6 square miles (16 square kilometers) of vegetation and has burned 418 square miles (1,083 square kilometers) since it started 12 days ago. The California Department of Forestry and...

    KAAL TV / 13 h. 57 min. ago
  • Oronoco residents upset after their GarbageMan cans were not collectedOronoco residents upset after their "GarbageMan" cans were not collected

    Following Waste Management's acquisition of GarbageMan on December 1, some Oronoco residents didn't have their trash picked up this week.

    KTTC / 21 h. 55 min. ago
  • Driver crashes car and flees, leading to police chaseDriver crashes car and flees, leading to police chase

    The crash occurred along 14th St. NE at Silver Lake Park and the driver fled on foot, leading to police pursuit.

    KTTC / 22 h. 6 min. ago
  • 'Wreaths Across America' Back in Rochester After 5-Year Hiatus'Wreaths Across America' Back in Rochester After 5-Year Hiatus

    Across the country and right here in Minnesota, people placed wreaths on the tombstones of fallen heroes Saturday to mark "National Wreaths Across America" Day.

    KAAL TV / 22 h. 35 min. ago
  • Hundreds gather at 160-year-old pioneer church in Lenora for Christmas serviceHundreds gather at 160-year-old pioneer church in Lenora for Christmas service

    If you visit Lenora United Methodist Church you'll see a Christmas service the way Laura Ingalls Wilder would have. The church was built in 1856, making it the first church in Fillmore county. Hundreds come out every year to enjoy the festivities the old fashioned way: with a wood stove, oil lamps, and pump organ.

    KTTC / 1 d. 0 h. 27 min. ago
  • Rochester synagogue celebrates fifth night of HanukkahRochester synagogue celebrates fifth night of Hanukkah

    Saturday night may be the 5th night of Hanukkah, but its also when the B'nai Israel Synagogue held it's annual celebration. 18 families were there Saturday with their 18 menorahs. A special event as 18 is a lucky number for people of the Jewish faith. 

    KTTC / 1 d. 0 h. 29 min. ago
  • Iowa income tax refunds to be delayed in 2018Iowa income tax refunds to be delayed in 2018

    Iowa officials are warning that state income tax refunds will be delayed in 2018. The Des Moines Register reports that Iowa Department of Revenue Director Courtney Kay-Decker says the refund delays are a result of her agency doubling down on fraud prevention efforts. 

    KTTC / 1 d. 0 h. 31 min. ago
  • Rochester community members honor fallen soldiersRochester community members honor fallen soldiers

    The Wreaths Across America organization has made recognizing, honoring and remembering fallen soldiers it's job. It is working to make sure they are not forgotten.

    KTTC / 1 d. 0 h. 32 min. ago
  • A CDC ban on 'fetus' and 'transgender?' Experts alarmedA CDC ban on 'fetus' and 'transgender?' Experts alarmed

    Health leaders say they are alarmed about reports that officials at the nation's top public health agency are being told not to use certain words in official budget documents, including "fetus," "transgender" and "science-based." The health community was reacting to a story in The Washington Post , which said the prohibition arose at a meeting of senior budget officials at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

    KTTC / 1 d. 0 h. 39 min. ago more
  • Minnesota governor defends agency probing police shootingMinnesota governor defends agency probing police shooting

    Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton is defending a state agency that probes officer-involved shootings after a prosecutor criticized those investigating the death of an Australian woman. Justine Ruszczyk Damond was killed by a Minneapolis officer on July 15. On Wednesday, Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman was recorded telling activists that he doesn't have evidence to charge Officer Mohamed Noor yet and investigators haven't done their job. 

    KTTC / 1 d. 0 h. 42 min. ago more
  • Minnesota schools looking for ways to address bullyingMinnesota schools looking for ways to address bullying

    Minnesota has provided public schools with a baseline policy on how to address issues of bullying, but some educators say the approach individual districts or schools take to resolve the problem can vary. Albert Lea Area Schools Superintendent Mike Funk tells the Albert Lea Tribune that the district's bullying prevention policy is vague because issues are addressed on a case-by-case basis. 

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  • Locals Celebrate Hmong New YearLocals Celebrate Hmong New Year

    It was a day of celebration for dozens of people in Rochester's Hmong community on Saturday.

    KAAL TV / 1 d. 1 h. 5 min. ago
  • Santa and Sheriff Join Forces to Promote Book ProgramSanta and Sheriff Join Forces to Promote Book Program

    Santa Claus and Dakota County Sheriff Tim Leslie joined forces at the Burnsville Center Saturday to raise awareness for "Books to the Rescue!"

    KAAL TV / 1 d. 1 h. 27 min. ago
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  • Crisis Nursery, Homeless Shelter Help Minnesota Families<br />Crisis Nursery, Homeless Shelter Help Minnesota Families

    A southern Minnesota crisis nursery and a homeless shelter are providing complementary services for families in crisis.

    KAAL TV / 1 d. 3 h. 31 min. ago
  • Volunteers Place Wreaths at Arlington National CemeteryVolunteers Place Wreaths at Arlington National Cemetery

    A huge number of volunteers are placing wreaths on tombstones at Arlington National Cemetery.

    KAAL TV / 1 d. 3 h. 38 min. ago
  • Minnesota Schools Looking for Ways to Address Bullying<br />Minnesota Schools Looking for Ways to Address Bullying

    Minnesota has provided public schools with a baseline policy on how to address issues of bullying, but some educators say the approach individual districts or schools take to resolve the problem can vary.

    KAAL TV / 1 d. 5 h. 26 min. ago
  • Heard on the Street: Think Mutual Bank hires Braatz for business developmentHeard on the Street: Think Mutual Bank hires Braatz for business development

    A high-profile business leader, who was controversially ousted from the Rochester Area Chamber of Commerce earlier this year, has been hired by Think Mutual Bank . Rochester-based Think announced Tuesday that it has hired Judy Braatz as its new business development representative to expand the bank's "business relationships and promote the growth of its business portfolio."

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  • Mayo's consolidation plan prompts Albert Lea couple to ask: Where will we have our baby?Mayo's consolidation plan prompts Albert Lea couple to ask: Where will we have our baby?

    Nathan and Aruna Jones, of Hartland, near Albert Lea, are expecting their first child in January and are concerned about Mayo Clinic's plans to consolidate inpatient services from Albert Lea to Austin. Nathan and Aruna Jones, of Hartland, near Albert Lea, are expecting their first child in January and are concerned about Mayo Clinic's plans to consolidate inpatient services from Albert Lea to Austin.

    Austin News / 1 d. 20 h. 38 min. ago more
  • Junior hockey | Minnesota Wilderness 3, Austin Bruins 0 - Post-BulletinJunior hockey | Minnesota Wilderness 3, Austin Bruins 0 - Post-Bulletin

    Junior hockey | Minnesota Wilderness 3, Austin Bruins 0Post-BulletinAUSTIN — Isaac Kobienia had a three-point night as the Minnesota Wilderness blanked the Austin Bruins 3-0 in North American Hockey League play on Friday night. Kobienia had two goals and an assist to spark the Wilderness. He had a goal and an assist ...and more »

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  • Rochester native back home after California wildfires cause him to leave schoolRochester native back home after California wildfires cause him to leave school

    The California Wildfires have wide reaching effects, including even here in Rochester. One UC Santa Barbara student is back home in Rochester tonight after school officials recommended they evacuate. While most students are currently stressing out about finals, over at UC Santa Barbara, they have more pressing matters. 

    KTTC / 1 d. 22 h. 47 min. ago
  • Byron Cub Scout Pack prepares for cake auction to raise money for negative lunch balancesByron Cub Scout Pack prepares for cake auction to raise money for negative lunch balances

    As we've reported, Students across the state are facing issues with negative balances for school lunches. Many school districts are facing challenges on their policies regarding those balances The Byron Cub Scout Pack 42 does a cake auction every year to support different causes, this year it's for school lunches. 

    KTTC / 1 d. 23 h. ago
  • SEIU Albert Lea strike plan revealedSEIU Albert Lea strike plan revealed

    The workers will begin forming a picket line on the public sidewalk outside of the Albert Lea Hospital at 6 a.m.

    KTTC / 2 d. 0 h. 19 min. ago
  • Fire severely damages home near WinonaFire severely damages home near Winona

    The chimney caught fire at the Peter Berlow home on Pine Crest Road.

    KTTC / 2 d. 0 h. 57 min. ago
  • Convicted Minnesota killer files for appeal - KTTCConvicted Minnesota killer files for appeal - KTTC

    KTTCConvicted Minnesota killer files for appealKTTCNearly three months after receiving a major sentencing for a murder at a Minnesota state park, David Easter is seeking an appeal. At the end of the trial, a jury found 27-year-old Easter guilty on all counts, including Second Degree Murder. Easter was ...

    Google News / 2 d. 8 h. 40 min. ago
  • Olmsted County Sheriff's Office assists U.S. Marshal in arresting wanted New Mexico human traffickerOlmsted County Sheriff's Office assists U.S. Marshal in arresting wanted New Mexico human trafficker

    The Olmsted County Sheriff's Office said it assisted U.S. Marshals in arresting a man wanted for alleged human trafficking in New Mexico.

    KTTC / 2 d. 10 h. 22 min. ago
  • SPAM fan finally takes dream trip to SPAM Museum. SPAMples, anyone? - TwinCities.com-Pioneer PressSPAM fan finally takes dream trip to SPAM Museum. SPAMples, anyone? - TwinCities.com-Pioneer Press

    TwinCities.com-Pioneer PressSPAM fan finally takes dream trip to SPAM Museum. SPAMples, anyone?TwinCities.com-Pioneer PressI am a lifelong Minnesotan — and a SPAM fan for just as long. When an out-of-town friend recently toured the SPAM Museum in Austin, Minn., I was jealous. My love for the canned cooked meat couldn't be denied any longer. It was time to check the museum ...

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  • Big donation for Mower County United WayBig donation for Mower County United Way

    AUSTIN, Minn. Quality Pork Processors says its employees have raised over $140,000 for the United Way of Mower County.

    Austin News / 5 d. 7 h. 23 min. ago
  • New round of cleanup for former Austin industrial siteNew round of cleanup for former Austin industrial site

    AUSTIN, Minn. Some watchful volunteers sparked a new round of cleanups at the site of the old Austin Gas Manufacturing Company.

    Austin News / 6 d. 7 h. 33 min. ago
  • Youngest Winner for Pay It ForwardYoungest Winner for Pay It Forward

    Katelyn got 12 of her friends together. They began brainstorming ways to enrich their community .

    Austin News / 10 d. 0 h. 39 min. ago
  • SEIU plans 1-day strike at Mayo's Albert Lea hospitalSEIU plans 1-day strike at Mayo's Albert Lea hospital

    SEIU members and supporters picket in front of the Gonda Building on Friday, Sept. 16, 2016, protesting Mayo Clinic's plan to subcontract food service employees in Rochester.

    Austin News / 10 d. 11 h. 24 min. ago
  • Consultant: Full-service Albert Lea hospital 'can be done'Consultant: Full-service Albert Lea hospital 'can be done'

    An independent health-care consultant from Tennessee may have just dumped a can of kerosene on the fiery debate that's surrounded Mayo Clinic's plan to consolidate services in Albert Lea since it was announced in June. John Maher, executive vice president of Quorum Health Services, told a crowd of more than 200 people that he believes a full-service, acute-care hospital is feasible in Albert Lea, which runs contrary to what Mayo officials have argued for months.

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    AUSTIN, Minn. The Cedar River Watershed District has been honored for its work to improve water quality and reduce local flooding.

    Austin News / 13 d. 4 h. 26 min. ago
  • Mayo's economic impact study raises questions, concerns in Albert LeaMayo's economic impact study raises questions, concerns in Albert Lea

    Local officials recently received two studies that might shed new light on Mayo Clinic's plan to consolidate services at its Albert Lea and Austin hospitals. Mayo representatives met with Albert Lea and Freeborn County officials Thursday to share a brief economic impact summary.

    Austin News / 13 d. 8 h. 44 min. ago
  • Mower County sheriff's deputy's patrol car sideswipedMower County sheriff's deputy's patrol car sideswiped

    A deputy's car from the Mower County Sheriff's Office was sideswiped Thursday morning while parked on Interstate 90 just east of Austin. The incident occurred around 8 a.m. when the deputy had pulled over to the left - but still "partially in the left lane" of traffic - and exited the patrol car to assist Minnesota State Patrol with removing a deer from the road.

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  • Five things to do this weekendFive things to do this weekend

    Classic Christmas music, performed by Rochester native Ben Utecht and Mick Sterling, is on the menu in "An Andy and Bing Christmas," tonight at Mayo Civic Center's Presentation Hall. "It's a walk down memory lane," says Utecht, who played in the NFL and is now a professional singer.

    Austin News / 16 d. 8 h. 4 min. ago
  • Heard on the Street: Sterling Bank to demolish branch, build new officeHeard on the Street: Sterling Bank to demolish branch, build new office

    A locally owned, longtime area bank is planning for the future with a major change at one of its Rochester locations. Sterling State Bank has filed plans with the City of Rochester to demolish its 3,000-square-foot branch at 5600 U.S. Highway 52 North, along Bandel Road Northwest.

    Austin News / 20 d. 9 h. 52 min. ago
  • Minnesota paddler aims to send a message about state's waterwaysMinnesota paddler aims to send a message about state's waterways

    Matters on land might be the biggest challenge to date for a Minnesota river paddler who is partway through his goal of floating along all of the state's 34 state water trails, covering more than 4,500 miles. Jay Gustafson has paddled through 16. He recently came off a chilly run of the 25-mile-long Cedar River which travels north of Austin, Minn., to Iowa.

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