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Woman, 82, Dies On Delta Flight Headed To Minneapolis

Authorities said a plane headed from San Antonio to Minneapolis on Sunday had to be diverted after a passenger aboard died suddenly. According to Rochester Police, Delta Flight 3812 was on its way to Minneapolis when it was diverted to Rochester just after 10 p.m. Sunday after an 82-year-old woman died on the plane.

04/28/2014

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Toddler Pinned Under Tractor In Olmsted County

A toddler is recovering after being pinned under a tractor near Rochester Friday morning, according to the Olmsted County Sheriff’s office. The 2-and-a-half-year-old boy was sitting on his grandfather’s lap on a Kubota tractor while he was grading his driveway on the 300 block of 60th Avenue Southwest just before 10:45 a.m.

04/18/2014

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Driver Says Misstep Led To Car Dangling From Mayo Parking Garage

A driver and a passenger were shaken up Friday after their car was left dangling from a parking garage. The driver told firefighters she may have hit the accelerator while parking her car on the seventh floor of the Mayo Clinic’s parking garage in Rochester.

03/28/2014

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Make-A-Wish Sends Rochester Teen With Brain Tumor To Paris

When our neighbors need a hand, Minnesotans always seem to be there to help. So on Tuesday, we’re proud to tell you about Accomplish Minnesota. It’s a way for all of us to get involved in the community we care so much about through a program called Wishes in Flight.

03/25/2014

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Walter Mondale Recovering After Heart Surgery At Mayo

Former vice president Walter Mondale is recovering after undergoing heart surgery at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester. Officials said that Mondale was resting comfortably and was expected to make a full recovery.

02/12/2014

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2-6-14 Fish Foils Robber In Rochester On The Morning News With Dave Lee

How did a fake fish foil a robbery attempt in Rochester? Click the link above to find out!

02/06/2014

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‘Singing’ Billy Bass Wards Off Fishy Burglar

Seems anywhere you turn these days somebody is trying to sell you a security system. But for a Rochester bait store owner, it was an unlikely — some might even say “obnoxious” — alarm that saved the day.

02/05/2014

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Dayton Back To Mayo For Surgery On Damaged Hip

Gov. Mark Dayton announced Tuesday that he’s headed to Mayo Clinic in Rochester next week to have hip surgery. Dayton said the surgery will take place Feb. 6 and will last about an hour, during which he will be under general anesthesia.

01/28/2014

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Forecast Cold Already Leading To School Closures

Snow forecast for this weekend and extreme cold expected early next week have led Rochester, Austin and Winona public schools to cancel classes for Monday, and other Minnesota school districts are thinking about it.

01/24/2014

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Minn. GOP, Dems Set Conventions For Same Weekend

Minnesota Republicans and Democrats will be holding overlapping state conventions to back candidates for major offices on the 2014 ballot.

01/07/2014

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This T’Wolves Season-Ticket Holder Travels 6,000 Miles

Yes, the Timberwolves are off to a great start, but even during their down years, there’s a season ticket holder who has stood by the team the whole way through. And Mitsuaki Ohno probably has the longest commute of anyone, traveling 6,000 miles from Tokyo every year, just to watch the Timberwolves.

11/06/2013

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Responders Help Minnesota Couple Down AK Mountain

A Minnesota couple was escorted down a steep and icy mountain in Alaska after calling for help. Alaska State Troopers say 35-year-old Edwin H. Lee and 28-year-old Sarah E. Lee of Rochester, Minn., placed a 911 call Wednesday afternoon to say they needed help descending Mount Marathon.

10/25/2013

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Rochester Man Sues Boy Scouts Over Alleged Abuse

A Rochester man who alleges he was molested by a Boy Scout leader in the 1970s is suing the Scouts. It’s the third lawsuit involving the former scoutmaster, Richard Hokanson, since Minnesota temporarily lifted its statute of limitations for sexual abuse cases. He pleaded guilty in 1982 to molesting three Scouts in a troop sponsored by St. Pius X Church in Rochester.

09/11/2013

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Twins Recall Colabello To Take Mauer’s Roster Spot

The Minnesota Twins have recalled Chris Colabello from Triple-A Rochester to take Joe Mauer’s spot on the roster.

08/21/2013

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Board Watching Over Massive Mayo Expansion To Meet

An eight-member panel helping steer the massive Mayo Clinic expansion project in Rochester is meeting for the first time.

08/09/2013

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Political Newcomer Joins GOP 1st District Race

Aaron Miller is kicking off his campaign Tuesday with events in Rochester and Mankato. Miller lives in the Rochester-area town of Byron, and works as an account manager for a biopharmaceutical firm.

08/06/2013

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Twins Option LHP Diamond, CF Hicks To Triple-A

The Minnesota Twins have optioned left-hander Scott Diamond and center fielder Aaron Hicks to Triple-A Rochester. The Twins made the moves on Thursday after both players struggled in a 7-2 loss to the Kansas City Royals. Diamond (5-10) gave up seven runs — six earned — on nine hits in five innings.

08/01/2013

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Timberwolves Caravan Starts Aug. 13 In Rochester

Looking to get up close and personal with the Minnesota Timberwolves before the NBA season gets started? They’re holding their annual caravan for fans in a few short weeks. The Timberwolves will start their Summer Caravan in Rochester on Aug. 13.

07/31/2013

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2 St. Paul Residents Killed In Dakota Co. Crash

Two people were killed in a car crash in Dakota County Saturday afternoon. According to the State Patrol, 21-year-old Lui Thein was driving southbound on Hwy 52, just north of Cannon Falls. When turning eastbound onto 280th Street, Thein didn’t yield to northbound traffic and was broadsided 23-year-old Christina Chen of Rochester.

07/27/2013

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Colabello Joins Twins After Triple-A All-Star Game

The Minnesota Twins have recalled first baseman Chris Colabello from Triple-A Rochester, the last of three replacements in an All-Star break roster shake-up. Colabello joined the team for Thursday’s game against Cleveland.

07/19/2013

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U.S. News & World Report Ranks Mayo 3rd In Nation

Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore has regained its place atop U.S. News & World Report’s annual rankings of the nation’s best hospitals. The Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., was ranked third.

07/16/2013

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Rochester Man Gets 17 Years For Possessing, Trying To Sell Meth

A 45-year-old Rochester man was sentenced to more than 17 years in prison Thursday for possessing meth with the intent to sell it, the Department of Justice said.

07/11/2013

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Mpls Golf Pro Headed To PGA Championship

One of golf’s biggest tournaments, the PGA Championship is Aug. 5-11 in Rochester, New York. A Twin Cities PGA golf pro Jeff Sorenson – who makes his living teaching others how to golf – is playing in it.

07/05/2013

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Against Nearly Impossible Odds, Ashley Jagodzinski’s College Bound

Three open heart surgeries, a brain hemorrhage and an unrelated genetic disease — all before she was 18. Ashley Jagodzinski of Rochester hasn’t let anything stop her from recently from Minnesota Virtual Academy.

07/01/2013

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Police: Dodge County Burglary Suspect Arrested At Casino

Authorities said a man suspected in a string of burglaries in southern Minnesota was arrested last week after being spotted at Mystic Lake Casino. Cody Spencer Linquist, 30 of Rochester, was taken into custody on his birthday last week in connection with a burglary string in Dodge County.

06/19/2013

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