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A Rochester couple hopes Martha Stewart finds their American-made shoes "a good thing" now that their Well Bred shoes is finalist in her annual competition. Jorge Gomez and Krisa Ryan run Well Bred shoes from their home in Rochester. While... Continue reading
Posted 9 hours ago at Heard on the Street
The first tenant is expected to move into downtown Rochester's latest office building development in December, though the entire seven-story complex is not expected to be completed until the spring. Titan Development and Investments, of Rochester, is building the $17... Continue reading
Posted 13 hours ago at Heard on the Street
Great idea for a half-time show -- note to reporters (and editors) at the end: Half-Time Event at High School Football Game to Announce Winner of It Can Wait Pledge Challenge PEM and Stewartville High Schools Engage in Friendly Competition... Continue reading
Posted 13 hours ago at Furst Draft
First District Republicans overwhelmingly voted to endorse Republican congressional candidate Jim Hagedorn last night. Republican Party of Olmsted County Chairman Bruce Kaskubar said a total of 132 delegates gathered in Mankato for the convention. After delegates voted to consider endorsing... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Political Notebook
Former Independence Party gubernatorial candidate Tom Horner stumped for Republican gubernatorial candidate Jeff Johnson this morning in Rochester. At a news conference at Rochester City Hall, Horner talked about his decision to endorse Johnson over DFL Gov. Mark Dayton. "Certainly,... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Political Notebook
A Byron neighborhood was lit up with flames Friday night as a house was completely engulfed with fire. The house at 716 4th Avenue Northwest was empty at the time of the blaze a little after midnight. Records show the... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Heard on the Street
House at 716 Fourth Ave. N.W. in Byron was destroyed by fire late Friday. Thanks to the reader who contributed pics...more to follow. Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Furst Draft
After a four year run on North Broadway, a women's clothing resale store called Nu On U is preparing to close up shop as its owner takes on new projects. "We're going to be sorry to say good-bye to Rochester.... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Heard on the Street
Republican U.S. Senate candidate Mike McFadden said in an interview this morning he would support airstrikes in Iraq and Syria to deal with the threat posed by Sunni extremists. "I support airstrikes both in Iraq and Syria. I do not... Continue reading
Posted Sep 10, 2014 at Political Notebook
News release from the Houston County Sheriff's Office: On Tuesday, September 9, 2014, the Houston County Sheriff’s Office received a complaint of persons going door to door selling paving services. The Sheriff’s Office had been receiving complaints from the CTH... Continue reading
Posted Sep 10, 2014 at Furst Draft
PLAINVIEW — About half of the year-round workers at Lakeside Foods workers learned last week that their jobs at Plainview's largest employer will be ending soon, as Austin's Hormel Foods pulls its contract with the plant. While the Manitowoc, Wis.-based... Continue reading
Posted Sep 10, 2014 at Heard on the Street
Since the city of Rochester surrounded his family's 114-year-old farm, developers and real estate agents have regularly talked to Jim Till about selling his island of prime real estate on 19th Street Northwest. After years of turning down offers, Till... Continue reading
Posted Sep 9, 2014 at Heard on the Street
Members of the First District Republicans' Central Committee voted overwhelmingly last night to hold an endorsing convention for 1st District candidate Jim Hagedorn, according to First District Republicans Chairwoman Carol Stevenson. Hagedorn defeated Republican-endorsed candidate Aaron Miller in the Aug.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 9, 2014 at Political Notebook
The candidates for governor will face off for the first time in a debate next month in Rochester. DFL Gov. Mark Dayton, Republican candidate Jeff Johnson and Independence Party candidate Hannah Nicollet are all expected to participate in the debate... Continue reading
Posted Sep 8, 2014 at Political Notebook
Get your galoshes ready: From city of Rochester emergency management: Heavy rainfall is expected to occur Tuesday night into Wednesday morning with 1 to 3 inches forecast to drop. Locally higher amounts could occur, which may lead to some flash... Continue reading
Posted Sep 8, 2014 at Furst Draft
Allegations by two employees that the Minneapolis VA Medical Center pressured staff to falsify patient records has prompted First District DFL Rep. Tim Walz to request those claims be investigated. Walz sent a letter yesterday to the Veterans Affairs' Office... Continue reading
Posted Sep 5, 2014 at Political Notebook
Another rough email comment on the Redskins issue: Jay, The fact that you have to write an article indicating your newspaper's stance on the R-word should be an indicator that you are on the back side of a battle that... Continue reading
Posted Sep 5, 2014 at Furst Draft
Preparing for the rollout of its regional five-year plan, Rochester Area Economic Development, Inc. has hired Heather Holmes to fill a new marketing position. RAEDI announced the hiring of Holmes as vice president of marketing this week. Holmes, a long-time... Continue reading
Posted Sep 5, 2014 at Heard on the Street
Flowers By Jerry will soon move its Third Avenue shop because a pending real estate deal could change scenery on the high-profile Rochester corner. Owner Kevin Patton says the sale of his building at 410 Third Ave. S.E. is in... Continue reading
Posted Sep 4, 2014 at Heard on the Street
Lots of activity at the new Scheels All Sports mega-store site at Rochester's Apache Mall this balmy "fall" morning. Construction and partial demolition of the former Sears store site has been rolling along all through the summer on this new... Continue reading
Posted Sep 4, 2014 at Heard on the Street
Two responses so far to our editorial Wednesday and to my op-ed column on how we'll continue to use the Redskins name in our news coverage. One was fairly predictable (if absurd), one wasn't: What do you think about the... Continue reading
Posted Sep 4, 2014 at Furst Draft
The Rochester Police Department's "intelligence-led policing" initiative and the proposed police oversight commission will be on the agenda at the next Post-Bulletin Dialogues meeting, at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 8 in the Rochester Public Library auditorium. Police Chief Roger Peterson, Rochester... Continue reading
Posted Aug 29, 2014 at Furst Draft
News release on how DMC plans to get information out at the street party tomorrow: Destination Medical Center (DMC) Tent at Thursday’s on First (ToF) August 28th DMC returns to ToF showcasing the initiative’s latest design concepts that have been... Continue reading
Posted Aug 27, 2014 at Furst Draft
So I was out yesterday and missed the news that 1st District Republican candidate Jim Hagedorn posted an apology Sunday night on his Facebook page for old blog posts that targeted Indians, gays and women. I interviewed Hagedorn earlier that... Continue reading
Posted Aug 26, 2014 at Political Notebook
After months and months of "house" hunting, a large real estate office seems to have found a new home in Rochester. Re/Max Results, an Eden Prairie, Minn.-based business with more than 60 Realtors based in Rochester, has been shopping for... Continue reading
Posted Aug 25, 2014 at Heard on the Street