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Twins’ Nolasco Headed To DL Because Of Inflammation In Elbow

Minnesota Twins right-hander Ricky Nolasco is headed to the 15-day disabled list because of inflammation in his pitching elbow. Manager Paul Molitor says the move will likely be made Saturday, with Trevor May getting called up from Triple-A Rochester.

04/10/2015

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Tap Talk: Kinney Creek Brewery

We’re traveling a bit south for this Tap Talk. In fact, we’re going all the way down to Rochester to visit its first taproom, Kinney Creek Brewing.

04/09/2015

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Bid To Cut Local Government Aid Would Spare Rochester

Rochester would get a reprieve under a House Republican’s bill to cut state payments to Minnesota’s largest cities. GOP lawmakers have long taken issue with big local government aid to Minneapolis, St. Paul, Duluth and Rochester.

04/09/2015

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Police Need Help Finding Missing Rochester Man, 21

Rochester police are asking for the public’s help to find a missing 21-year-old man. William “Harry” Harrison Hempy was last heard from on March 15 at about 5 p.m. when he spoke to his father via cellphone.

03/31/2015

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Rochester Police Seek 3 Suspects In $28K Bracelet Theft

Authorities in Rochester are asking for the public’s help to identify three men in connection with the theft of a $28,000 bracelet. The incident happed Wednesday in Rochester.

03/19/2015

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Review Launched For Rochester-Twin Cities High-Speed Rail

Government agencies have launched the first phase of an environmental review for the proposed Zip Rail high-speed railroad between the Twin Cities and Rochester. The Minnesota Department of Transportation says the review will look at the social, economic and environmental impacts of eight potential routes, as well of not building the project.

03/16/2015

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About 1,000 Express Interest In Medical Marijuana Program

Nearly 1,000 Minnesota residents told the state they’ll likely register for the state’s new medical marijuana program, according to survey results released Monday.

02/23/2015

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WCCO Viewers’ Choice For Best Juice Bar In Minnesota

The new year means new beginnings and a fresh start. To keep with the theme of freshness, we went in search of some fresh juice and wanted to know where to find the best juice bar Minnesota. Your votes sent us to Rochester and Tonic Fresh Juices & Local Food.

01/01/2015

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Rodeo Cowboy Legend Alvin Nelson Dies In Minnesota

Rodeo cowboy legend Alvin Nelson, a member of half a dozen halls of fame and North Dakota’s only world champion saddle bronc rider for 24 years, has died. He was 80.

12/29/2014

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Bomb Scare Ends Peacefully In Rochester

Authorities have determined that a suspicious suitcase found leaning against a natural gas pipeline in Rochester is not a threat. The St. Paul Bomb Squad made that conclusion around 7:15 p.m. Tuesday, nearly four hours after the suitcase was reported to police.

12/23/2014

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Clue Recovered From $500K Rest Area Jewelry Heist

Investigators have recovered a possible clue in a jewelry heist in southern Minnesota.

12/15/2014

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Sheriff: Thieves Steal $500K In Jewelry At Rest Stop Near Rochester

Authorities are looking for four suspects after about $500,000 in jewelry was stolen from a van at a rest stop near Rochester early Monday morning.

12/08/2014

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Man Shoots Self After Leading Mankato Police On Chase

Police say a 27-year-old man is in the hospital after shooting himself in a SUV after leading authorities on a chase around the Mankato area.

12/07/2014

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Police: Woman, 91, Missing From Rochester Found Dead

A 91-year-old Rochester woman who went missing from her home was found dead Wednesday afternoon, according to Rochester police. Police say Marie Schinke appeared to have left her home in the 1200 block of 9th Avenue on foot sometime between 5 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 2 and 8 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 3.

12/03/2014

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Police: Rochester Father Kills Daughter, Self During Visitation

Police in Rochester say a father killed his 9-year-old daughter and then himself during his visitation with the girl at his brother’s house. Lt. Casey Moilanen said Monday the two were found dead in the basement of the home when the girl’s mother came to pick up her daughter Sunday afternoon.

11/24/2014

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Wisconsin’s Johnson To Stump With McFadden

A neighbor from the east is coming to Minnesota to give Republican U.S. Senate candidate Mike McFadden a boost. Wisconsin Sen. Ron Johnson was expected to join McFadden in Rochester Saturday for a meet-and-greet with supporters. McFadden has pointed to Johnson as a political role model — like McFadden, the Wisconsin Republican was a businessman prior to winning his seat in 2010.

10/25/2014

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PODCAST PAGE: Mayo Clinic 150th Anniversary! 10-10-14 Dave Lee

A special broadcast from Rochester, Minnesota for the Mayo Clinic’s 150th Anniversary! Click the link above to listen to highlights from the show.

10/10/2014

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3 Candidates To Take Stage In Governor Debate

The first of five debates in the Minnesota governor’s race has Democrat Mark Dayton, Republican Jeff Johnson and the Independence Party’s Hannah Nicollet headed to Rochester.

10/01/2014

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9-Year-Old Dies After Wrong Way Crash With Suspected Drunk Driver

Authorities say a 9-year-old boy is dead because a man was driving drunk on the wrong side of a Rochester street.

09/23/2014

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BCA: Missing Rochester Teen Found Safe

The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension says a teen who was reported missing has been found safe in Rochester on Friday afternoon. Carlie Louise White, 19, left her residence sometime between 11 a.m. Thursday night and 8:30 a.m. Friday morning.

09/19/2014

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Rochester Named 2nd Best Small(ish) City To Live In

When it comes to small to mid-sized cities to call home, a website ranking puts Rochester, Minn. as the second best in the nation.

09/17/2014

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Fatal 2-Vehicle Crash In Olmstead County

The Minnesota State Patrol says eastbound lanes of a southern Minnesota highway are blocked after a fatal two-vehicle crash Monday morning. According to the state patrol, the broadside crash occurred at 10:09 a.m. on eastbound Highway 14 at 7th Street. Road conditions were wet.

09/15/2014

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Mayo Clinic Partners With IBM’s Watson For Trials

The Mayo Clinic is partnering with IBM and its Watson supercomputer to pair cancer patients with the right clinical trials. The Rochester clinic announced Monday it’s working with the Armonk, N.Y.-based computing company on trial matching starting in 2015.

09/09/2014

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State Patrol: 1 Dead In Olmsted County Motorcycle Crash

A 58-year-old woman was killed in a motorcycle crash in southeastern Minnesota Sunday night, according to the Minnesota State Patrol. Authorities were called just before 6 p.m. to the area of Highway 52 at 55th Street NW in Rochester.

08/18/2014

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The World Series Of Beep Baseball Is In Minn. This Year

The All-Star Game came to Minnesota this summer. Now the state is playing host to the World Series. The World Series of Beep Baseball, that is.

08/07/2014

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