Former Vikings Pro Bowler visits Rochester to talk faith and football

Birk grew up in St. Paul and says he never could have dreamed of playing for his hometown team, even after the Vikings drafted him in the sixth round.

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A sunny and pleasant first full day of spring

A sunny and pleasant first full day of spring

Our peaceful, generally pleasant weather spell continues today as sunshine looks to dominate our region under high pressure and we'll

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Local Boy Scouts honored in awards program

The council gave out the highest award one can receive in scouting, the Silver Beaver Award. 

Popular restaurant in Preston set to re-open

Fans of The Branding Iron will soon be able to go back, the property now set to reopen.

Researchers concerned about CWD spread to humans

The University of Minnesota's Chronic Wasting Disease program aims to help improve access to information about the disease.

MN National Guard sent to help Nebraska flood recovery

The flood waters across the region are being blamed for at least three deaths.

Students build bridges with MnDOT engineers

ROCHESTER, Minn. (FOX 47) –  Students across Southeast Minnesota are learning what it takes to construct our area’s infrastructure. About