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Some Rochester residents appeal to the City after seeing large jump in their property values Video included

Some Rochester residents are shocked to find that the value of their property has increased dramatically, leading to much higher taxes.     Wednesday, frustrated citizens voiced their concerns at the Local Board of Appeal and Equalization Meeting.

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British couple weds in first-ever SPAM wedding Video included

When Anne Mousley knew it was time for her and Mark I Love SPAM Benson to tie the knot knew exactly what to do. On Valentine's day she surprised her SPAM-obsessed partner with news of a SPAM wedding.

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RPU considering project that would allow customers to buy solar panels in a community solar garden Video included

Rochester Public Utilities (RPU) customers may soon have the opportunity to take advantage of the sun's energy without installing solar panels. Tuesday, the RPU Board discussed The Community Solar Project. 

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Warning for parents after stranger scare reported at Badger Ridge Park Video included

Rochester police are sharing details on a stranger scare at Badger Ridge Park.  It happened about 4:14 Monday afternoon. Police say a 13-year-old was playing with his 3-year-old sister when a white SUV pulled up. The driver asked the little girl to come up to his vehicle. The teen says when he grabbed his sister to protect her, the man said, "never mind" and left the area. The man is white, in his 30's, is balding and wore glasses. Boy think... More>>

Residential fire reignites overnight in rural Oronoco, engulfing home in flames Video included

A fire rekindled early this morning at a home near Oronoco, just a day after the house was destroyed by flames.  It happened at 1611 White Bridge Road Northeast. The Olmsted County Sheriff's Office responded to this location early Monday morning. When they arrived, they found a man who lived in the home using a hose on the fire. The man's 86-year-old mother had to be rescued from the home. Thankfully, she wasn't hurt.  Investigators believe the... More>>

86-year-old woman rescued in Oronoco fire Video included

An 86-year-old woman was rescued early Monday morning after her home went up in flames. The Olmsted County Sheriff's Office was called to a fire on White Bridge Road Northeast near Oronoco just after 1:30 a.m. When Sergeant James Scheller arrived on scene, a man who lived in the home was using a hose on the fire. He told Scheller that his mother was still inside. The sergeant entered the home and saw flames. He found the woman trying to get out on the south side of t... More>>

Rochester couple builds near net zero home Video included

Earth day may be in the past but one northwest Rochester couple is still doing all they can to improve the environment. One way they are doing this is by living in a near net zero home.  

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Honors Choirs of Southeast Minnesota put on Spring concert Video included

More than 340 young singers let their voices ring in Rochester Sunday during the Honors Choirs of Southeast Minnesota's Spring Finale Concert.     The group put on two performances at Bethel Lutheran Church in Rochester.     This year's concert is extra special it is the organization's 25th Anniversary.     To celebrate, some alumni were welcomed back to perform in the concert's finale.     Each show this year has also featur... More>>

79th annual Ice Show begins at the Rec Center Video included

For nearly 80 years the Rochester Figure Skating Club has been entertaining the community with their ice shows and the tradition is continuing the weekend.  

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RPD on the hunt for man convicted of domestic assault Video included

Rochester police are searching for a man who allegedly chased a Rochester woman, then threatened her with a revolver. They are searching for 37-year-old Ramon Ruiz, Jr. Police say on Wednesday at 12:27 p.m. a woman was in a parked car in the Lowe's parking lot when she got a text from Ruiz, an ex-boyfriend, saying he wanted to talk to her. The victim says Ruiz sounded angry and told her that he could see her. She says shortly after that, he came and grabbed her car ... More>>

Upgrades begin at RST Video included

Ground has been broken at the Rochester International Airport to mark the beginning of massive improvements to give travelers more reason to fly local.  

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UPDATE: Wanted man in rural Mazeppa shooting in custody Video included

 The man wanted for his involvement in a late night shooting near Mazeppa, is now in police custody. The Olmsted County Sheriff's Office said members of its force and the Southeast Minnesota Violent Crimes Enforcement Team have located and arrested Aaron Anderson.

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New Minnesota Farm Bill in the works Video included

Next year, the current Minnesota farm bill expires and already a new bill is in the works. Tuesday, Representative Tim Walz held a listening session at the People's Food Co-Op in Rochester to learn what farmers and constituents want included in the legislation.    

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Third annual Earth Fest is underway Video included

Rochester's 3rd annual Earth Fest has begun. It runs from April 17 through April 23, 2017. Earth Fest 2017 is dedicated to greening our community and building a healthier planet right here in Southeastern, Minnesota. 

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Car hits tree lands, upside down in Rochester driveway Video included

  A car winds up upside down in a Rochester driveway Monday afternoon. Around 2:15 p.m., a car was driving on 7th Street Northwest when it hit a tree and ended up on its roof in this driveway in front of 3928.   

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Rochester Comprehensive Plan update presented at Committee of the Whole meeting Video included

 The future of Rochester is now a bit clearer. This afternoon Mitzi Baker from the Rochester-Olmsted Planning Department presented a Comprehensive Plan update at the Rochester Committee of the Whole Meeting.    

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Man wanted in Dodge County charged with murder in Indiana Video included

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A man from Mantorville is facing charges for a fatal shooting in Indiana. Evan Schaffer, 22, a former Triton High School student, was charged with murder after witnesses said he shot a man in Bedford, Indiana Sunday. According to the Bedford Police Department, officers were called to a Bedford McDonald's at 1:19 a.m. for a man that had been shot. Witnesses said Schaffer shot the man after getting into a physical fight with him. Schaffer had fled the scene by the time officers... More>>

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