Olmsted County

State Restores Health Care Contracts After County AppealsOne Minnesota insurer that sued the state after losing most of its public program contracts is getting them all back. Another company in a similar situation isn't so lucky.
Dayton Names Panel To Study Future Of MNsure, MinnesotaCareGov. Mark Dayton has made 11 picks to a health care task force that will study MNsure and MinnesotaCare and make recommendations for their future direction.
Rochester Man Killed When Motorcycle Hits Deer In Olmsted Co.A Rochester motorcyclist was killed Friday night when he hit a deer on Highway 52 in Olmsted County. The Minnesota State Patrol says the crash happened at about 7:15 a.m. The 40-year-old man was traveling southbound on Hwy 52.
Ash Borer Infestation Found In Olmsted CountyMinnesota officials have confirmed trees in Olmsted County are infested with the destructive emerald ash borer. The state Department of Agriculture said Wednesday the county will join Hennepin, Houston, Ramsey and Winona counties in a state and federal quarantine to prevent the infestation from spreading.
2 Questioned In Dodge County BurglaryTwo people are in custody following a burglary Saturday morning in the southeast part of Dodge County. According to the Dodge County Sheriff’s Office, authorities responded to a call around 9:10 a.m. of a burglary taking place at 710 Street in southeast Dodge County. The owner told police upon their arrival home they spotted a vehicle in the yard.
Police Still Looking For Thieves Targeting Veterans’ Graves Police in southeastern Minnesota are looking into a rash of robberies in which thieves target cemeteries, taking brass markers that show a deceased veteran’s military service.
Veterans’ Graves Robbed In Olmsted Co. Weeks Before Memorial Day They served our country and now police say veterans are being disrespected. Police want to find whoever is stealing from their graves. The thieves took dozens of brass rods that hold a veterans’ symbols of service.
Toddler Pinned Under Tractor In Olmsted CountyA 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.
Health Exchange Expands Offerings In SE Minn. People in southeast Minnesota who hope to use the state's new insurance exchange to get coverage will soon have more coverage options.
1 Killed In Olmsted County Head-On CrashOne person was killed and a number of passengers were injured in a head-on collision in Olmsted County Monday afternoon. The Minnesota State Patrol said the crash happened along Highway 14 at Chesterwoods Park at about 4:30 p.m.
Mayo Clinic Subsidy Shrinks In Minn. House Plan Minnesota House Democrats want to trim the state's contribution to a Mayo Clinic expansion proposal by about $200 million from an original request of about $500 million from the Rochester healthcare giant.
1 Dead In 2-Car Crash Outside Of RochesterA 66-year-old from Rochester, Minn., died Saturday in a two-car crash at the intersection of Highway 42 and Highway 14 outside of Eyota, Minn., the state patrol said.