Peace Plaza is reborn for Rochester's 'Heart of the City' downtown overhaul

The $17 million in upgrades are part of an effort to make downtown more vibrant.

Attorney General Keith Ellison easily wins DFL endorsement for second term

May 21
Delegates also endorsed Secretary of State Steve Simon, who is seeking a third term.

Minnesota DFLers endorse Walz, Flanagan for second term

May 20
The first day of the party's state convention focused on incumbents' track records and the possibility that Roe v. Wade could be overturned.
St. Cloud
May 21

Minnesota briefs: New crisis and detox facility opens in St. Cloud

In Rochester the DMC is giving out $3M in grants
Business
May 20

Labor costs cut into first quarter operating income at Rochester-based Mayo Clinic

Expenses grew faster than revenue due in part to contract labor and temporary premium pay for workers
Coronavirus
May 19

More Minnesota counties have high COVID-19 levels but milder cases

Long-term care facility infections are up while reported outbreaks in K-12 schools and colleges remain lower.
Rochester
May 19

Winona man pleads guilty to murder after stabbing a man in the knee

Witnesses said the attack was over a domestic situation.
Local
May 19

State Patrol co-pilot hurt after duck crashes through helicopter windshield

The incident occurred while the crew was returning from assisting law enforcement in southeastern Minnesota.
Politics
May 18

Late Rep. Jim Hagedorn's family sues his widow for medical expenses

Jennifer Carnahan, Hagedorn's widow, says the matter needs to go through the probate process.
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Rochester
May 18

Minnesota's 2021 teacher of the year wins national education award

Natalia Benjamin teaches students learning English as a second language in Rochester.
Rochester
May 18

Motorist fleeing police in Rochester caught when she gets stuck in freshly poured concrete

The incident on Monday caused $30,000 to $40,000 worth of damage, police said.
Rochester
May 17

Red Wing man pleads guilty in 16-year-old's overdose death

Micah Montre Marrison sold fentanyl-laced pills to the teen.
Rochester
May 17

Historic Chateau Theater coming back to life in Rochester

Arts organization Threshold Arts to operate landmark as multi-use community space
Local
May 16

Man suspected in 3 Albert Lea stabbings turns himself in

Authorities say a man suspected in the stabbings of three people in Albert Lea Monday morning has turned himself in to police.
Politics
May 14

Republicans back Scott Jensen in Minnesota governor's race

The doctor and former state senator narrowly beat Kendall Qualls after a heated fight in Rochester for the GOP endorsement.
Local
May 14

Driverless shuttle survives its first Minnesota winter

Autonomous pod operates in downtown Rochester.
May 13

Body of Mankato woman missing since late April is found in swamp

Someone in a canoe made the discovery, authorities said.
Rochester
May 13

Former Minnesota Mormon leader convicted of sexually assaulting 13-year-old boy

The jury deliberated less than four hours in the weeklong trial.
Rochester
May 13

Motorcyclist killed, passenger badly hurt in collision with semi near Rochester

The crash occurred about 10 miles east of Rochester, the patrol said.
Local
May 12

University of Minnesota regents express caution about raising tuition, dorm prices

U President Joan Gabel has proposed a 3.5% tuition hike for Twin Cities campus students.
Rochester
May 12

Rochester church picks up after 'heartbreaking' fire

Police are looking for information on suspected arson
Weather
May 11

Tornadoes, hail, rain pummel Minnesota — and more to come

It was the first of two nights of stormy weather expected in the Twin Cities and much of Minnesota.
Rochester
May 11

Students 'devastated' after St. Mary's Univ. decision to cut 11 programs

The Catholic university will lay off 13 faculty by the 2023-2024 school year.