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Rochester ranked a low stress city

A new study shows Rochester residents know how to handle their stress. The study, compiled by SmartAsset, ranked data on 512 cities to find out which communities are the least stressed. Analysts looked at the average hours worked each week, the average commute time, divorce rates, hours slept, physi

KTTC - 2017-09-21 17:35:00

Throwback Thursday: planting a time capsule in 1952 Rochester

Before the dedication, though, the Mayo Memorial Committee met at the site on September 24 to place the corner stone time capsule, shown at the center of the photograph, and oversee the installation of the yet to be unveiled statues. The time capsule was unearthed and opened in 2015, and contained

KTTC - 2017-09-21 17:16:00

Rochester Man Charged for Allegedly Bringing Meth to Jail

Police say Johnson was alone in the hotel room and during the arrest. When asked if he wanted to bring anything with to the ADC, court documents show he requested to bring his backpack. Since all property going into the ADC must be inventoried, authorities say the arresting officer did a search of

KAAL-TV - 2017-09-22 01:17:00

Damsy: Rochester's newest restaurant

Ilove all types of food and am willing to try anything, so when I was invited to try the food at Rochester's newest Mediterranean restaurant, Damsy, I jumped at the opportunity. Damsy opened up in the old China Star location, 405 1st Ave. SW, convenient for anyone working, living, or visiting downto

POST-BULLETIN - 2017-09-21 16:59:00

Rochester settles police bias case for $1 million

ROCHESTER - The city of Rochester will pay a police officer $1 million to settle a discrimination and retaliation claim. Lt. Elisa Umpierre filed the claim saying she was suspended for comments she made on Facebook in support of protesters at Standing Rock and another about excessive force by police

ALBERT LEA TRIBUNE - 2017-09-20 23:59:59

High school students use dunk tank to raise hurricane relief funds

Local high school students are using fun homecoming week festivities to support an important cause. It's homecoming week at Lourdes High School and this year's fun dunk tank activity, sending the principal and school staff into the water, is raising money for hurricane relief. This, as Rochester Ca

MYFOX47.COM - 2017-09-21 01:24:00

Recovery Walk raises drug addiction awareness

People marched through the streets of Kasson this evening to raise awareness of drug addiction. "Stage by Staige" is a new chemical dependency treatment center in Kasson. It teamed up with Kasson-Mantorville High School's Students Against Destructive Decisions group to host a recovery walk. With a

MYFOX47.COM - 2017-09-22 03:46:00

Former senior center hosting tag sale at Armory building

The old Armory building downtown is getting closer to taking on its next role. The former Senior Citizens Center hosted a tag sale Wednesday to sell all its old furniture, dishes, decorations, and more. You might recall that the center moved into its new home on Elton Hills Drive NW late last year

MYFOX47.COM - 2017-09-21 01:17:00

One Austin couple arrested after police say they threatened man with pellet gun

Two people in Austin are in custody after a man allegedly threatened someone with a pellet gun. 34-year-old Raul Pena and his wife, 31-year-old Jenssy Mejia, were arrested last night at their house. Austin police said officers responded to a firearms complaint on the 1400 block of 10th Avenue Northw

MYFOX47.COM - 2017-09-21 20:56:00

Rochester officer obtains $1 million settlement after claim of discrimination and retaliation by police department

A Rochester police officer will walk away with a $1 million settlement after she claimed employment discrimination and retaliation by the police department. The settlement was made public this morning by a Minneapolis law firm representing Lt. Elisa or Eli Umpierre. The law firm said Lt. Elisa Umpie

MYFOX47.COM - 2017-09-19 20:39:00

Have suggestions for Rochester's vision?

With hopes of being able to put the city's comprehensive plan in front of the Rochester City Council before the year's end, final public comments on drafts of the first two of three sections are being sought. "We know there are a few stakeholders out there who have comments and may have questions,"

POST-BULLETIN - 2017-09-20 14:23:00

First Female Rochester Police Officer Settles Lawsuit for $1,000,000

photo credit: aijohn784 Rochester, MN (KROC AM News) - A longtime Rochester police officer who was put on leave about a year ago and later sued has reached a $1-million settlement and will retire from the department immediately. Lt Ellie Umpierre was placed on leave after making some Facebook posts

KROC.COM - 2017-09-19 18:48:00

Rochester council, Olmsted board establish caps for 2018 tax levies

The Rochester City Council opted to give itself extra wiggle room without crossing into double digits in the percentage of its property tax levy increase. The council set the preliminary increase at 9.75 percent Monday, which would generate an estimated $6 million increase for city revenue, making t

POST-BULLETIN - 2017-09-20 05:37:11

Art center showcases local fare in new shows

You might consider "Locavore," the new exhibition opening today at the Rochester Art Center, to be payback - of the good variety. The juried exhibition features work done exclusively by artists from southeastern Minnesota, the same artists who have stepped forward to help the art center through a di

POST-BULLETIN - 2017-09-22 04:28:00

After school programs receive $2 million grant

(ABC 6 News)-The Rochester school district received a $2 million grant from the Minnesota Department of Education that will go towards after-school programs and the services they provide. The district announced at Tuesday night's school board meeting, it received a grant of $2 million from the Minn

KAAL-TV - 2017-09-22 02:17:00

What's next for Crossroads College?

After a year of uncertainty, it looks as if Crossroads College may have a future in Rochester after all - just one that's scaled back - thanks to two new partnerships. The 104-year-old Christian college, with a sprawling 38-acre campus tucked away in southwest Rochester, has had more than its share

POST-BULLETIN - 2017-09-22 04:36:00

'This thing needs to start to move'

Two years after its first meeting, the Chateau Theatre Reuse Task Force is recommending what could be a $23 million upgrade for the historic theater. While many details remain unknown, the task force is recommending the Rochester City Council and Destination Medical Center Corp. Board approve the pr

POST-BULLETIN - 2017-09-22 04:27:00

Day in History: U.S. 52 completes four-lane to Twin Cities

1992 - 25 years ago The seventh grade girls volleyball captains at St. Francis School are Brianna Haddad and Briana Drugg. The eighth-grade captains are Shannon Bruce and Jackie Larson. The switch from a full-time, paid fire department staff to a combination full and part-time staff has been set i

POST-BULLETIN - 2017-09-22 04:26:44

Heard on the Street: OMC to expand its footprint

Look for work to start soon on an expansion of a northwest Rochester commercial center. A 5,800-square-foot expansion is slated to be built onto the backside of the Elton Hills Plaza Shopping Center to accommodate growth of Olmsted Medical Center's location at 102 Elton Hills Drive NW. While the exp

POST-BULLETIN - 2017-09-21 14:49:44

Attorney: Umpierre, Schlag cases are very different

The attorney representing the city of Rochester defended the Rochester Police Department's actions in its recent $1 million settlement with longtime employee Lt. Eli Umpierre. "While every employment situation and investigation has unique aspects, the city of Rochester treats all employees fairly an

POST-BULLETIN - 2017-09-21 14:39:00