Rochester Institutes Short-Term Mask MandateRochester is the latest Minnesota city to institute a mask mandate as COVID-19 cases rise due to the Omicron variant.
Rochester Man Sentenced 10 Years For Arson Of Minneapolis Pawn ShopA federal judge sentenced a Rochester man to 10 years in prison for burning a Minneapolis pawn shop during the unrest following George Floyd's murder.
Several Twin Cities School Districts Move To Distance LearningSeveral Twin Cities school districts are joining Minneapolis Public Schools in temporarily shifting to distance learning due to rising COVID-19 cases and staffing shortages.
Mayo Clinic Fires 700 Unvaccinated EmployeesMayo Clinic now confirms it fired 700 employees Tuesday who did not comply with its policy to get vaccinated against COVID-19 by Monday.
Mayo Clinic Doctor Argues Booster Shots Can Help Amid Spiking Omicron COVID CasesBooster shots offer more protection against omicron, which means a positive case will likely lead to no symptoms or symptoms that are mild.
Shawn Clement, 36, Charged In Connection With 100+ Catalytic Converter TheftsAccording to the complaint, Clement is believed to have stolen catalytic converters in late November. Authorities were notified after damage to property was noted at a High Forest Township golf course.
Rochester Teen Found SafeRochester police said Thursday afternoon that Destynee Stream was found safe. Authorities thanked the community for their help.
Rochester Police Seek Help Locating Endangered Missing Person Jodi BoeckermannThe Rochester Police Department says a 64-year-old woman is missing and believed to be endangered.
St. Cloud Police: Rochester Teen Arrested For Robbing 78-Year-Old WomanA 17-year-old Rochester boy is in custody after he allegedly robbed a 78-year-old woman inside her vehicle Tuesday.
Father Of 2's Dying Wish Sets Up Future Cancer Patients' Families With Healing FlatsA Twin Cities father fighting cancer pledged to make it easier for hospital patients in the middle of their own health struggles. WCCO is sharing the heartbreak and the hope leading some of the sick at Mayo Clinic to Healing Flats.
Boys, 12 And 14, Terrorized By Armed Men In Rochester Home InvasionTwo young brothers, home alone in their Rochester apartment, were the victims of a terrifying home invasion Tuesday night.
Driverless, Electric Shuttles Hit The Streets In Downtown RochesterIf you’ve been in downtown Rochester recently, you may have noticed a new kind of transportation.
Gov. Walz Welcomes Students Back To School As Mask Debate ContinuesKids under 12 aren’t yet eligible for the vaccine, like many kids at Jefferson elementary school in Rochester. Masks are required in schools in this district, but that’s not the case everywhere.
Arkady Pichurin, 26, Pleads Guilty To Making Child Pornography With SnapchatA 26-year-old Rochester man will spend years in prison after pleading guilty Tuesday to producing pornography involving more than 20 young children he lured on social media.
Several Minnesota Cities Using AI Tool To Monitor Residents' Social MediaNearly 200 cities across the country are using a tech tool to keep an eye on what you say online.