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Bloomberg business wire is reporting that the retailer Sports Authority, which has a store in Rochester, is considering Chapter 11: Here's a link to the website Chain Store Age, which has a take on the story, posted Friday: Sports Authority... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Furst Draft
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Rochester Democrat Elliot Culp has dropped his bid to run against Republican Sen. Carla Nelson in 2016. Culp terminated his campaign committee, according to documents filed with the Minnesota Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board. Culp did not return a... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Political Notebook
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There's an interesting quote in the Twin Cities business journal Finance & Commerce from the city of Rochester's public works director on the hypothetical Second Street streetcar proposal. We reported Saturday on the "Zumbro Transit Co." website and made clear,... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Furst Draft
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We have quite a court story from reporter Kay Fate today on three charges against the former executive director of Southeastern Minnesota Historic Bluff Country Inc., the tourism organization. Tricia Ann Parrish is accused of felony theft and two counts... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Furst Draft
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The final pieces of the Costco development in northwest Rochester are slated to be built this summer, starting with a new hotel. A South Dakota-based developer, SD Rochester LLC, purchased land between the Comfort Inn and McDonald's along West Circle... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Heard on the Street
...SNOWFALL REPORTS PAST 24 HOURS... LOCATION AMOUNT TIME/DATE LAT/LON ...MINNESOTA... ...MOWER COUNTY... GRAND MEADOW 8.5 IN 0420 AM 02/03 43.71N/92.56W ...OLMSTED COUNTY... ROCHESTER INTERNATIONAL AIRP 8.9 IN 0554 AM 02/03 43.91N/92.50W ROCHESTER 2.6 NE 7.0 IN 0600 AM 02/03 44.04N/92.44W... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Furst Draft
From Rochester emergency management: Heavy snow band looks like it is lifting north and out of our area. A second band of snow will fall overnight. Here is an updated YouTube weather briefing with maps showing the timing of additional... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Furst Draft
Release from Rochester Public Schools: RPS will be closed tomorrow, Feb 3, 2016. The School Board Meeting scheduled for tonight is postponed until Feb 16, 2016 at 5:30 PM Here are other things to know: • School Age Child Care... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Furst Draft
The Rochester city administration staff, which reviews development proposals and recommends action to the City Council, has produced a 23-page report on the proposed $65 million Holiday Inn project across from Saint Marys Hospital. Bottom line: They think it's a... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Furst Draft
Just in from Rochester Public Schools: Due to inclement weather, RPS will be closed tomorrow (February 2, 2016). Also note: School Age Child Care will be open 8:30am-12 noon at Northrop Education Center. All Community Education/PAIIR daytime and evening classes... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Furst Draft
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After its $1.3 billion acquisition of IBM's computer chip operations in 2015, an international semiconductor company is setting up a new office in Rochester. GlobalFoundaries, which is owned by an investment arm of the Abu Dhabi government, bought IBM's Microelectronics... Continue reading
Posted Jan 28, 2016 at Heard on the Street
A separate release from MnSCU -- isn't higher education fascinating? Minnesota State Colleges and Universities Board of Trustees Express Unwavering Support for Presidents ST. PAUL, Minn., Jan. 27, 2016 – Michael Vekich, chair of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities... Continue reading
Posted Jan 27, 2016 at Furst Draft
News release from MnSCU, with Rosenstone standing behind prezes: Chancellor Reaffirms Steadfast Support for College Presidents Leader calls for a return to constructive dialog as a means of addressing issues ST. PAUL, Minn., Jan. 27, 2016 – Steven Rosenstone, chancellor... Continue reading
Posted Jan 27, 2016 at Furst Draft
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Rochester's Reichel Foods is expanding its operations and is bringing 14 jobs to Dexter by buying a long empty facility for $1.5 million. Reichel Foods bought the 54,000-square-foot complex on Nov. 18 from the Development Corporation of Austin, according to... Continue reading
Posted Jan 27, 2016 at Heard on the Street
Here's the full news release on H & M coming to Apache Mall: GLOBAL FASHION RETAILER H&M EXPANDS IN MINNESOTA H&M to Open New Location at Premier Shopping Destination, Apache Mall H & M, Hennes & Mauritz AB (H&M), one... Continue reading
Posted Jan 26, 2016 at Furst Draft
News release regarding Ash Wednesday: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Church takes Ash Wednesday to the Streets On Ash Wednesday, 10 February, ministers from several churches will be offering “Ashes to Go,” a new approach to a centuries-old Christian tradition, from 7... Continue reading
Posted Jan 26, 2016 at Furst Draft
The closing of the SEMVA Art Gallery last month, along with rising real estate values and rents, has many people asking, including artists: what's the future for arts organizations, galleries and performance space in downtown Rochester? The question is especially... Continue reading
Posted Jan 25, 2016 at Furst Draft
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A trendy Swedish clothing retailer plans to open its first southeastern Minnesota store in Rochester's Apache Mall this fall. H&M, one of the world’s largest fashion retailers, has signed a lease for 22,000-square-foot store in the mall. H&M carries "fashion... Continue reading
Posted Jan 25, 2016 at Heard on the Street
RPU put out a news release about its water quality, after Flint emergency...Answer Man addressed RPU water Friday. Here's the release: Rochester continues to provide safe drinking water ROCHESTER, MN— Rochester Public Utilities (RPU) continues to provide safe drinking water... Continue reading
Posted Jan 25, 2016 at Furst Draft
Goodhue County Republicans are hosting a debate for 2nd District candidates on Feb. 8 in Cannon Falls. All six Republican congressional candidates have been invited to attend the debate. Those running for the GOP endorsement are John Howe, David Gerson,... Continue reading
Posted Jan 22, 2016 at Political Notebook
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Faribault Mayor John Jasinski announced today he is challenging Owatonna DFL Sen. Vicki Jensen in 2016. In a news release, the Republican touted his efforts as mayor to attract and expand business in Faribault, including the re-opening of the Faribault... Continue reading
Posted Jan 21, 2016 at Political Notebook
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A longtime Rochester health club is getting an upgrade under new owners as it returns to its old name. When Dan and Ronaele Hoffman took over Northgate Fitness and Wellness Center in November, one of the first things they did... Continue reading
Posted Jan 20, 2016 at Heard on the Street
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Red Wing City Council member Lisa Bayley announced today she will run for the House District 21A seat. The Democrat said in an interview that if elected, she would be a strong advocate for greater Minnesota. "Outstate Minnesotans are tired... Continue reading
Posted Jan 19, 2016 at Political Notebook
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The retail center anchored by Kohl's and Sports Authority in southeast Rochester sold for $14.5 million on Friday. An Austin, Texas, firm, EREP Broadway Commons, bought it from Inland Private Capital Program, of Oak Brook, Ill. The 131,931-square-foot center sits... Continue reading
Posted Jan 19, 2016 at Heard on the Street
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Here's where it gets tricky for political candidate Sean Allen. Allen, who's running for Rochester City Council president, is a prominent businessman who happens to co-own one of the hottest restaurants in town. He co-owns what's called a "boutique" real... Continue reading
Posted Jan 14, 2016 at Furst Draft