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Authorities ID Rochester Motorcyclist Killed In Deer Crash

Authorities have identified a motorcyclist who died in a collision with a deer on the northern edge of Rochester.

05/25/2015

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Rochester Man, 40, Killed After Motorcycle Hits Deer

A 40-year-old Rochester man died Friday after his motorcycle hit a deer on Highway 52 in Rochester, according to the Minnesota State Patrol. Authorities responded to the crash at about 7:15 p.m. Friday on southbound Highway 52 in Olmsted County.

05/24/2015

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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.

05/22/2015

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Best Memorial Day Getaways Near Minnesota

Start the summer right with a great Memorial Day getaway.

05/16/2015

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Police: Body Found Is Missing Rochester Man

Authorities said Monday a body found in the water on Sunday in the northeast area of Rochester is that of a college student who was reported missing last month. Authorities found a body at about 7 p.m. Sunday in the water on the 4600 block of East River Road NE.

04/27/2015

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Best Spring Festivals In Minnesota

Spring in Minnesota brings out the festivals. Take a look at these five best fairs going on later this spring.

04/27/2015

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Trial Delayed For Ex-Officer Accused In Suitcase Deaths

The trial for a former police officer accused of killing a woman whose body was found in a suitcase along a rural Wisconsin highway has been delayed until November.

04/24/2015

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Hoiberg Has Open-Heart Surgery At Mayo Clinic

The Mayo Clinic says Iowa State coach Fred Hoiberg is expected to be released on Thursday, less than a week after open-heart surgery. Hoiberg had surgery at the clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, on Friday to replace his aortic valve, a procedure he put off twice during the season.

04/22/2015

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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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