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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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19-Year-Old Charged In Death Of Teen Found Buried In Snow

A 19-year-old Kasson man is charged with second-degree manslaughter in the death of a Byron teen, who died outside on a subzero morning after a night of drug use. According to the Dodge County Attorney’s Office, Darren James Rice is accused of kicking 15-year-old Noah Graddy out of Rice’s grandmother’s house in the early morning of Jan. 22.

08/07/2014

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More Charges Expected In Wis. Suitcase Deaths

More charges are expected Tuesday in the death of one of two women whose bodies were found in suitcases left along a rural Wisconsin highway.

08/04/2014

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Rochester Police Seek Suspect After Face-Shooting

Rochester police are looking for a suspect who shot a victim in the face during a fight. The shooting happened Wednesday night. The Post-Bulletin reports the victim was shot in the chin and was taken to St. Marys Hospital.

07/31/2014

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Mankato Ranks 3rd On Forbes List For Business Locations

Forbes has ranked Mankato third on its list of the Best Small Places for Business in America, just behind Fargo, North Dakota, and College Station, Texas. A chamber of commerce member says Mankato had previously ranked 10th, 11th and 25th. He says the town’s greatest strength is the diversity of its economy.

07/24/2014

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Wild’s Vanek Helping Federal Probe In New York

Minnesota Wild left wing Thomas Vanek says he’s cooperating with federal authorities conducting an investigation in Rochester. Local media report that Vanek was at the federal courthouse in Rochester to speak with officials.

07/22/2014

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Iowa Man Recovering From 40-Foot Fall From Tree

An Iowa tree service owner is recovering after falling about 40 feet from a tree. Kevin Hardy was harnessed and wearing a helmet when he fell out of a tree in Charles City, Iowa, on Friday.

07/21/2014

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Health Watch: Mayo Clinic’s Alzheimer’s Discovery

In Health Watch, doctors at the Mayo Clinic have made a major discovery in the fight to find a treatment for Alzheimer’s. They have uncovered a new link between a protein in the brain and the disease.

07/18/2014

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Mayo Clinic Tops U.S. News & World’s List Of Best Hospitals

For the first time, U.S. News & World Report says the Mayo Clinic in Rochester is the best hospital in the country. According to the magazine, the Mayo is ranked nationally in 15 adult and nine pediatric specialties.

07/15/2014

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PODCAST PAGE: 7-15-14 The WCCO Morning News With Dave Lee

Getting you set for the All Star Game….click the link above to hear some of the best “stuff” from Tuesday’s Show.

07/15/2014

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Body Identified As Missing Rochester Woman

The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension said that a body that was found in Silver Lake on Thursday afternoon was that of a missing Rochester woman. Police earlier this week had asked for the public’s help in finding 53-year-old Dawn Jeanette Ehret.

07/11/2014

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Authorities Seek Help Finding Missing Rochester Woman

Authorities in southern Minnesota are asking the public’s help in finding a 53-year-old woman who has health issues and hasn’t been seen since Wednesday evening.

07/10/2014

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Police: Suspects Used Multiple Stolen Cards At Rochester Target

The Rochester Police Department is asking for the public’s help after as many as three people are suspected of using stolen credit cards at Target stores in Rochester, Winona and Minneapolis.

07/10/2014

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Pre-Fourth Of July Activities Total Mpls. Man’s Car

A Minneapolis man woke up Wednesday to see his car had been set on fire and police say fireworks are to blame. It all happened on Tuesday just before midnight as a security camera rolled. The fireworks totaled Bobby Wilber’s car.

07/03/2014

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Dunkin’ Donuts Makes Its Return To Minnesota

Twin Cities residents who crave the taste of Dunkin’ Donuts pastries, or their equally endorsed coffee drinks, don’t have to drive to Wisconsin any longer. They just have to drive to Rochester. A new Dunkin’ Donuts location just opened in the Kahler Grand Hotel.

06/30/2014

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Trooper Finds Stolen Church Instruments, And Meth

A state trooper made a big discovery after pulling over a driver in Rochester. The trooper found $3,000 worth of stolen instruments in the car.

06/27/2014

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Johnson Wins GOP Backing For Governor

Hennepin County Commissioner Jeff Johnson has secured the endorsement of state Republican convention delegates in his bid for Minnesota governor. He notched the win Saturday on the fourth ballot. He outlasted state Sen. Dave Thompson and former state Rep. Marty Seifert. Thompson withdrew following a third ballot and threw his backing to Johnson. Seifert said he was headed to a primary regardless of the result.

05/31/2014

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GOP With McFadden For Senate, Johnson Has Gov Edge

Minnesota Republicans shaped the top of a high-stakes election ticket Saturday, endorsing investment banker Mike McFadden for U.S. Senate and backing county commissioner Jeff Johnson for governor as the party tries to end Democratic political dominance in the state. McFadden’s win spares him a hard primary fight and offers a clearer path to a November challenge to Democratic Sen. Al Franken. The race could help determine if U.S. Senate control flips from Democratic to Republican this fall.

05/31/2014

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