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Rochester man with history of domestic violence is going to prison

ROCHESTER, Minn. – A man accused of violently violating a no-contact order is going to prison. Courtney Michael Mason, 28 of Rochester, pleaded guilty Tuesday. Police say Mason kicked his victim’s computer and a pet chinchilla cage in October 2018. He also pleaded guilty to domestic assault for an i


Police Identify Driver Who Crashed into Rochester Store

Rochester, MN (KROC AM News) - The Rochester Police Department has released the name of the man whose car crashed into a building and caught fire while he was knocked out. Police say 32-year-old Justin Kelley of Rochester was driving at a high rate of speed early Saturday when he crashed into the re


Could the Rochester Library turn into a shelter in the winter?

ROCHESTER, Minn. (KTTC) – Record breaking cold invaded Southeast Minnesota in late January closing almost every school and business. But leaders at the Rochester Public Library are asking themselves… was that the right move?


Minnesota Weather: Storm Expected To Dump Up To 8 Inches On The Metro, Smash The February Snow Record

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – The snowstorm swirling over Minnesota is expected to smash the February snow record in the Twin Cities, where up to 8 inches of snow is expected to stack up Wednesday alone. And, on top of all that snow, another significant storm is expected to hit Minnesota this weekend.


Man Arrested after Brief Foot Chase in Rochester

( ABC 6 News) - What started as a potential DWI incident, ended in a foot chase between a suspect and an officer in northwest Rochester. According to Rochester Police Captain Casey Moilanen, officers were dispatched to the Texas Road House in northwest Rochester around 2:20 p.m. Saturday for a possi


Heard on the Street: Former gas station on North Broadway sells for $767,500

Does the sale of a closed gas station on Rochester's North Broadway signal something might finally happen with the long-unused corner of a busy intersection?. The former Sinclair gas station and car wash at 1401 N. Broadway, which closed during the summer of 2016, was purchased by AV, LLC of Rochest


A Senior Rochester Firefighter Has Been Fired

Rochester, MN (KROC AM News) - A rare action at Rochester City Hall Tuesday, something that hasn’t happened in at least 20 years, if not longer. A senior member of the City Fire Department was fired.


Olmsted County Board Approves Seneca Site Purchase

Rochester, MN (KROC-AM News) - The Olmsted County Board voted 5-2 today to approve the purchase of the Seneca Foods canning plant property in southeast Rochester. Commissioners Mark Thein and Gregg Wright cast the 2 no votes.


The Best Thing About Minnesota’s Extreme Cold and Snowy Winter

We've been enduring a particularly cold and snowy winter even by Minnesota standards, but there's at least one good thing about it. We're in the middle of the snowiest February ever in Rochester, and before the snow, we had bitter cold temperatures of 30 below zero. But, we DO have the Polar Vortex


Two Arrested in Rochester Vehicle Theft

(ABC 6 News) - According to the Olmsted County Sheriff's Office, a 51-year-old woman called law enforcement to report her vehicle stolen over the weekend. Olmsted County Sheriff's Captain Scott Behrns said it happened around 1:15 a.m. Saturday in an apartment complex on the 200 block of Main Street


Minnesota couple busted with meth in Arizona

Eveleth, MN (Learfield) - An investigation involving law enforcement in northeast Minnesota and Arizona lands a couple from Eveleth in jail on felony drug charges. The Lake Superior Drug and Violent Crimes Task Force says 28-year-old Brad Smith and 39-year-old Kathy Anderson were busted in Arizona w


Winter Storm Warning Issued for Rochester and Surrounding Counties

A Winter Storm Warning has been issued for Rochester and neighboring towns in Mitchell, Howard, Floyd, Wabasha, Dodge, Olmsted, Winona, Mower, Fillmore, and Buffalo counties. The warning is in effect from 3:00 AM Wednesday morning through 6:00 PM Wednesday evening. Forecasters expect the snow to sta


Dodge County man arrested for drugs after crashing into train

Kasson, MN (Learfield) - A southeastern Minnesota man who crashed into a train and fled the scene is facing drug charges in Dodge County. Thirty-two-year-old Scott Olson, Jr. was charged Tuesday with fifth-degree drug possession and driving after license cancellation.


Minnesota man gets 18 months tacked on to prison sentence

A former Minnesotan already facing five years in prison in connection with a Dunn County case had an extra 18 months tacked onto that sentence during a hearing on Friday, Feb. 15, 2019, in Barron County Circuit Court.


UPDATE: Officials identify woman killed in crash on 48th Street NE

ROCHESTER, Minn. (KTTC) – Officials identified the name of the woman killed in a crash on the Northeast side of Rochester Monday afternoon. Police said the woman behind the wheel was 64-year-old Sharon Schlingmann.


Rochester Public Schools looks at Discipline Data

(ABC 6 News) -- The Rochester School Board took a look at discipline data for the first semester of the 2018-2019 school year on Tuesday night. Back in 2018, the district signed an agreement with the Minnesota Department of Human Rights to take steps at lowering the disproportionately high disciplin


Officials Release ID of Rochester Crash Victim

Rochester, MN (KROC-AM News) - Olmsted County Sheriff's Department has released the name of the Rochester woman who was killed yesterday in a two-vehicle crash on the northeast edge of the city.


Updated: Roads reopened following medical emergency on U.S. Highway 52

Portions of Civic Center Drive and U.S. Highway 52 were briefly closed in all directions Tuesday afternoon as emergency crews responded to a report of a medical emergency. Rochester Police Capt. Mike Drees said shortly after 12:30 p.m. that a portion of both roads, at the point where Highway 52 cros


Sheriff: 3 involved in plan to steal, sell stolen vehicle in Olmsted County

OLMSTED COUNTY, Minn. - The story after an alleged theft of a vehicle was “far from believable,” authorities said Tuesday after three people were arrested. The Olmsted County Sheriff’s Office said the vehicle theft was reported around 1:15 a.m. Sunday from the 200 block of Main St. N. in Stewartvill


Rochester woman dies in Cascade Township crash

A Rochester woman died Monday following a two-vehicle crash in Cascade Township. The Olmsted County Sheriff's Office received a call around 1:20 p.m. for a report of a vehicle crash with injuries at the intersection of 48th Street Northeast and East River Road Northeast, Capt. Scott Behrns said at t