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MnDOT Reopens Roads In Southern MinnesotaSome roads in southern Minnesota closed due to Tuesday's blizzard-like conditions have reopened Wednesday morning.
Drivers In Southern Minnesota Forced Off The RoadsSouthern Minnesota is facing the brunt of the Groundhog Day snowstorm -- school was canceled for kids in Rochester and Albert Lea.
Classes Canceled, Snow Emergencies Declared In Twin CitiesSome students have the day off in Minnesota as a powerful storm approaches the state. The storm is expected to bring blizzard-like conditions to far southern Minnesota through Tuesday night. Wind gusts of up to 40 mph could cause whiteout conditions.
Blizzard Warnings Issued, Schools Cancel Ahead Of SnowstormAfter an almost spring-like weekend in the Twin Cities, weather conditions are about to get interesting. Forecasters say Rochester, Albert Lea and other cities in that region will likely get hit with up to a foot of snow and blizzard-like conditions.
Saudi Prince Must Pay 3 Women $130K In Discrimination SuitIt likely made no major dent in his pocketbook, but a Saudi Arabian prince visiting the Mayo Clinic in Rochester learns the hard way that he can't discriminate against women in Minnesota. Three women limo drivers from Rochester filed a federal lawsuit last fall after they were fired.
MnDOT Suspends Work On High-Speed Train Between Twin Cities, RochesterWork on a proposed high-speed train line between the Twin Cities and Rochester has been suspended, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation. The suspension is pending a decision by the Olmsted County Regional Railroad Authority, which is expected next week.
Baby Born On Sidewalk In Front Of Mayo Clinic MethodistA couple rushing to a Rochester hospital for the imminent birth of their daughter didn't quite make it to the delivery room -- but they came so very close. Kannon Schultz was born on the sidewalk in front of the Mayo Clinic Methodist hospital entry door with the help of an employee who was just leaving work.
After 42 Years, Metzen To Retire From Minn. SenateDemocratic Sen. Jim Metzen, whose 42 years in the Legislature make him one of Minnesota's longest-serving state lawmakers, said Saturday that he won't seek re-election. Metzen said in September that he was being treated for a recurrence of lung cancer.
Rochester Brothers Leading John Marshall Basketball Team To New HeightsMichael and Mathew Hurt anchor the Rochester John Marshall basketball team -- one a future Gopher, and the other with quite a future.
Dalai Lama Getting Prostate Treatment At Mayo ClinicThe clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, said in a statement Wednesday that the 80-year-old Tibetan Buddhist leader is being treated for a prostate condition "that is common for men of his age."
Dalai Lama Returns To Rochester Mayo Clinic For Medical CheckupThe Dalai Lama was traveling Tuesday to the United States for prostate treatment and a medical checkup, the Tibetan spiritual leader's website said.
Elderly Woman Found Dead Outside Rochester Senior Living FacilityA 99-year-old woman was found dead outside a senior living facility in Rochester Friday. She was discovered outside the Meadow Lakes Senior Living Facility on 45th Avenue Northwest.

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