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A senior living complex in southwest Rochester is adding a more than $2 million health and wellness center to its complex. Construction started this week at Shorewood Senior Campus, at 2115 Second St. SW, on the more than 11,000-square-foot center,... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Heard on the Street
DFL Gov. Mark Dayton vowed today he will veto any legislation that would legalize the use of silencers in Minnesota. "Nowhere in the 2nd Amendment of the U.S. Constitution does it refer to the right to bear silencers," Dayton said.... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Political Notebook
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As part of Mayo Clinic's ongoing growth in Rochester, work has started on a project to expand the Saint Marys Campus' power plant. “The project will include a 5,000-square-foot addition onto the south side of the power plant at the... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Heard on the Street
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The University of Minnesota Rochester started cleaning up its land on South Broadway this week as an early step toward building a new campus. Crews are removing asphalt, concrete and top soil on the former sites of China Dynasty and... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Heard on the Street
An attempt to toughen penalties for people busted repeatedly for texting while driving ran into trouble on Tuesday night when Rep. Steve Drazkowski tried to broaden it to apply to bicyclists. Rep. Joe Atkins, DFL-Inver Grove Heights, offered an amendment... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Political Notebook
Four Daughters is ready to open its new Barrel Room: FOUR DAUGHTERS TO HOST GRAND OPENING OF NEW EVENT SPACE The Aptly Named Barrel Room will Open Saturday, April 25th April 20, 2015. Spring Valley, MN—Four Daughters Vineyard & Winery, Minnesota’s largest winery, is officially opening the doors to their newly built event facility on Saturday, April 25. The 300 person space, which will play host to weddings, corporate events and parties, is also a functioning production space, as it houses over 100 filled wine barrels. The recent expansion by Four Daughters includes the large open Barrel Room, the more... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Four Stars
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Area DirecTV customers were surprised to find the Rochester NBC affiliate, KTTC, dark this morning, due to a contract issue. Customers trying to tune into KTTC were met with this message: "The owner of this channel has removed it from... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Heard on the Street
A pair of tech expects have opened the doors of a new computer retail and repair plus 3-D printing shop in northwest Rochester Darwin Kock and co-owner/manager Phil Rodriquez booted up PCz Unlimited on April 9 at 4208 U.S. 52... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Heard on the Street
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The only hotel near the Rochester International Airport changed hands Thursday, though the original developer didn't completely check out of the business. The AmericInn Hotel & Suites Rochester, at 7320 Airport View Driuve SW, was purchased by Cary and Laurie... Continue reading
Posted Apr 17, 2015 at Heard on the Street
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I'm ahead of myself with Four Stars columns -- already have next week's in the can and online, from a road trip to Springfield, Ill., where I discovered the horseshoe sandwich. http://www.postbulletin.com/life/lifestyles/four-stars-springfield-also-has-a-legendary-sandwich/article_8d8a8517-096a-556c-9fa8-2924ad48a6ea.html Continue reading
Posted Apr 17, 2015 at Four Stars
Minnesota lawmakers have once again rejected a proposal to allow off-sale liquor sales on Sundays. The Senate defeated the proposal by a vote of 35 to 28 on Thursday. A majority of southeast Minnesota lawmakers support scrapping the ban, arguing... Continue reading
Posted Apr 16, 2015 at Political Notebook
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The Mayo Clinic-linked firm Cardio3 Biosciences, which is building a manufacturing facility in downtown Rochester, has abruptly decided to change its name to better fit its widening focus in the growing area of cell-based therapies. The Belgium-based biotech firm announced... Continue reading
Posted Apr 16, 2015 at Heard on the Street
Seriously...I care about diacritical marks as much as the next guy, but is executive action really required here? Governor Orders MnDOT to Reinstate Use of Umlauts on Road Signs Governor Dayton takes executive action to end nonsensical ban of umlauts... Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2015 at Furst Draft
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The smoke signals say that a new flavor is on the way for southwest Rochester. Dickey's Barbecue Pit is slated to fill the remaining 2,000-square-feet of the new Aspen Dental building at 1300 Salem Road SW in front of the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 14, 2015 at Heard on the Street
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Manufacturers Bank & Trust Co. expects to open its second Rochester branch soon. Construction crew are busy working on revamping the former America's Mattress building at 4408 U.S. 52 N.W. "We hope to be in there at least by the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2015 at Heard on the Street
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A taste of Philadelphia is now available on Rochester's North Broadway. Tinn's Grilled Philly Steak Subs fired up the grill Friday at its new location in the former Ali Baba Restaurant spot at 101 N. Broadway Ave. Tinn's, originally founded... Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2015 at Heard on the Street
A Rochester medical software start-up with financial ties to Mayo Clinic says getting approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is a major milestone for the company. "It's tough to get. It's a big deal for us. Historically been... Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2015 at Heard on the Street
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Four years of civil war were effectively over as of April 9, 1865, 150 years ago Thursday. The greatest Confederate army had been defeated and Gen. Robert E. Lee had surrendered at Appomattox. Minnesota soldiers were there, as they had... Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2015 at Furst Draft
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Rochester's latest Italian restaurant is starting to heat up by opening a hiring office in the empty Paine Furniture building. The Nova Restaurant Group, led by Chef Scott Foster and Pat Woodring, is crafting its latest downtown Rochester eatery to... Continue reading
Posted Apr 9, 2015 at Heard on the Street
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In September 2011, the Post-Bulletin began a four-year series to commemorate the Civil War and our region's part in it. Minnesota had only been a part of the Union for three years when war broke out in April 1861, but... Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2015 at Furst Draft
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The largest swim club in Minnesota is ready to dive off the blocks to start construction of a new $4 million warm-water pool in Rochester. Rochester Swim Club Orcas has plans to build a center with a six-lane, 25-yard pool... Continue reading
Posted Apr 7, 2015 at Heard on the Street
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Mayo Clinic CEO Dr. John Noseworthy made Modern Healthcare magazine's 2015 list of most influential physicians, though he dropped down four places from the previous year. Noseworthy was ranked at 6th in the 11th annual 50 Most influential Physician Executives... Continue reading
Posted Apr 6, 2015 at Heard on the Street
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Remember Dr. Frank Cockerill, the former CEO of the for-profit (and wildly profitable) Mayo Medical Labs? Mayo Clinic accused the well-respected and long-time Mayo exec of taking trade secrets and misrepresenting his departure from Mayo as a retirement. He took... Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2015 at Heard on the Street
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Kasson State Bank has agreed to sell its business to Rochester's Home Federal Savings Bank. Home Federal announced the deal to bank and its two Kasson branches late Thursday night. HMN Financial,Home Federal's parent holding company, is actually making the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 3, 2015 at Heard on the Street
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About 200 people packed an auditorium today at the Hormel Nature Center in Austin for a chance to weigh in on DFL Gov. Mark Dayton's plan to require 50-foot buffer strips around the state's lakes, rivers, streams and ditches. Dayton... Continue reading
Posted Apr 2, 2015 at Political Notebook