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Tom Brokaw Speaks At Mayo Clinic Commencement

Former news anchor Tom Brokaw became the first recipient of an honorary degree from the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine on Saturday. “If there is an oxymoron in America, it’s a humble anchorman,” Brokaw said. “But this is truly a humbling experience.”

05/18/2013

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Snowstorm Dumps 15.5 Inches In Southeastern MN

The calendar has flipped to May, but winter has made a return appearance to southeastern Minnesota where residents are digging out of an unseasonable dump of wet heavy snow.

05/02/2013

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Texan Gets Nearly 20 Years For Enticing Minn. Girl

A Houston-area man must serve nearly 20 years in prison for enticing a 9-year-old Minnesota girl he met online into posing nude and email him the photo.

04/26/2013

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In Tax Bill, House Advances Mayo Project Subsidy

The Mayo Clinic is partway to its goal of winning state financial support for an expansion project in Rochester.

04/24/2013

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Report Shows Twin Cities Getting Better Grades In Air Pollution

A report released Wednesday by the American Lung Association shows the Twin Cities is making progress in fighting air pollution.

04/24/2013

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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.

04/15/2013

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Revised Mayo Financing Plan Expected By Next Week

A reworked plan to finance public portions of a massive Mayo Clinic expansion in Rochester is expected to be ready by early next week.

04/10/2013

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5 Years In Prison For Investment Scam

A Rochester man has been sentenced to 5 years in prison for swindling more than $11 million in investment scam.

03/19/2013

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Firefighters Make Slithering Discovery In Fire: Snakes

Rochester firefighters may have channeled their inner Samuel L. Jackson while investigating an apartment fire and finding a few slithering victims.

03/12/2013

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March Storm Dumps Up To Foot Of Snow In SE Minn.

Parts of southeastern Minnesota have received as much as a foot of snow, causing dozens of school districts to close and prompting others to delay their starts.

03/11/2013

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Winter Storm Warning For SE Minnesota

Falling temperatures have turned a rainy weekend into a snowy start to the work week.

03/11/2013

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IBM Moving Jobs Out Of MN; Wal-Mart Moves Jobs In, & Target Expands

IBM is moving hundreds of its manufacturing jobs out of its Rochester plant and into Mexico, and New York.

03/06/2013

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Could Rochester Be The 1st All-Recycled City?

Let’s face it: Americans produce a lot of garbage.

02/27/2013

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Air Pollution Alert Issued For Twin Cities, Rochester

An air pollution health alert has been issued for both the Twin Cities and the Rochester area on Tuesday until midnight.

02/26/2013

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Best Local Standup Comics & Comedians From Around MN

A surprisingly large number of comedians call Minnesota their home.

02/25/2013

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Mayo Expansion Bill Eases Past 1st Minn. Committee

The Mayo Clinic proposal for government help toward a major expansion in Rochester has eased past its first of many committee stops in the state Legislature.

02/14/2013

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Rochester Mom Fights To Have Abusive School Employee Fired

A Minnesota mother says a school aid went too far with her son, who has a severe case of autism and can’t speak. And she says there’s video to prove it.

02/11/2013

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Mayo Plan Gives Rochester Lobby Day Rallying Point

A wave of Rochester residents is descending on the Minnesota Capitol for an annual lobby day that takes on extra importance this year.

02/05/2013

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Rochester Reacts To Mayo Clinic Expansion News

A little more than 100,000 people live in Rochester – but how is the city reacting to the news of a possible influx of 30,000 new Mayo Clinic employees?

01/30/2013

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Mayo Vies For $500M In Public Money For Expansion

The Mayo Clinic, Minnesota’s largest private employer, pressed state lawmakers Wednesday to commit more than $500 million toward an ambitious development project tied to the renowned medical center in Rochester.

01/30/2013

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DNR Holding 5 Hearings On Minn. Species At Risk

The Department of Natural Resources is kicking off a series of five hearings across the state to give the public the chance to comment on proposed updates to the state’s list of plants and animals that are at risk of disappearing from the Minnesota landscape.

01/29/2013

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Fog, Ice Prompt School Closures Across SE Minn.

Schools throughout southeastern Minnesota are either closed or opening two hours late because of dense fog and icy roads.

01/28/2013

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Rochester Man Killed In Eagan Crash

A 66-year-old Rochester man is dead after rolling his car in Eagan Sunday afternoon, according to the Minnesota State Patrol.

01/20/2013

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Minn. Man Charged For Shooting Granddaughter

A Rochester pastor is charged with a felony for shooting and wounding his granddaughter after mistaking her for an intruder last month.

01/18/2013

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Rochester Pastor Charged For Mistakenly Shooting Granddaughter

A Rochester pastor is charged with a felony for shooting and wounding his granddaughter after mistaking her for an intruder last month.

01/17/2013

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