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The Jefferson Awards recognize volunteers who transform lives and strengthen communities. Nominate someone you know who deserves recognition.

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THE JEFFERSON AWARDS: Our August winners help children stay cozy with handmade quilts Video included

There's a good chance that right now, somewhere, there's a baby or child sleeping under a quilt made by Dorothy Bacon and Jean Streyle.

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Vandals cause significant damage to home under construction near Rochester Video included

The Olmsted County Sheriff's Office is investigating a case of residential vandalism.

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THE JEFFERSON AWARDS: Our June winners help people of all abilities enjoy athletics

LeAnn Bieber and Lori Torgerson are the Co-Heads of Delegation for the Rochester Flyers.

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THE JEFFERSON AWARDS: Our May winner changes lives through basketball

Our May winner uses the game of basketball to try to keep young people away from gangs, drugs, and violence. 

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THE JEFFERSON AWARDS: Our April winner helps young people find their passion

It might come as a surprise that Ben Tilson even has time for a quick oil change at his auto repair shop in Rochester.

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THE JEFFERSON AWARDS: Our March winners help turn houses into homes

Our March winners are a group of volunteers at the Freeborn and Mower Counties ReStore which benefits Habitat for Humanity. 

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THE JEFFERSON AWARDS: Our February winner helps individuals with disabilities Video included

Our February winner works with community members with disabilities and helps them lead fun and fulfilling lives.

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THE JEFFERSON AWARDS: Our January winner helps children find buddies

At just nine years old, our January winner is our youngest ever, who's making sure every kid he knows always has a buddy.

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THE JEFFERSON AWARDS: Our December winner helps area veterans

Ron Laughlin is retired, but he spends several days a week driving veterans from Fillmore County to their medical appointments at the VA in Minneapolis. 

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