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An updated version of the famous (or infamous) Rochester invention, the Hillary Clinton Nutcracker, is hitting the streets this week as the presidential campaign heats up. The 9-inch-high nutcracker with "stainless steel thighs" originally was created and patented by Frank... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Heard on the Street
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A new boutique is bringing its quirky style to downtown Rochester this summer. Camy Couture is slated to open on June 4 at 112 First Ave. SW, says owner Kim Shea. That's the high-profile spot next to O&B Shoes that... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Heard on the Street
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Rochester commuters will see double for a while this fall as a new Kwik Trip store is built to replace the existing one on Broadway Avenue South. Hans Zeitlow, Kwik Trip's chief of real estate, explained that a new convenience... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Heard on the Street
PossAbilities will make a "major announcement" about the organization's future next week, according to a news release that was just issued: PossAbilities Announces Next Generation of Funding, May 28 ROCHESTER, Mn - PossAbilities Executive Director Eileen Wallace will make a... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Furst Draft
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Rochester DFL Rep. Tina Liebling called on GOP House Speaker Kurt Daudt to resign on Wednesday, accusing him of abusing his power and ignoring the democratic process. Liebling cited the chaotic end of the legislative session when the House passed... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Political Notebook
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A military surplus store is planning to invade south Rochester this summer. CC Military Surplus is leasing more than 3,000-square-foot space at 1513 12th St. S.E. in the Eastwood Plaza. Darci Fenske of Paramark Real Estate brokered the deal between... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Heard on the Street
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A long-time, family-owned auto shop is shifting gears to build a new home in southeast Rochester. Tilson's Auto Repair, owned and run by Ben Tilson with his two sons, hopes soon to start construction of a new eight-bay, state-of-art shop... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Heard on the Street
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Minnesota lawmakers rushed to pass a $42 billion budget before Monday's midnight deadline as a special session threat loomed in the background. The frantic finish led to shouts of "shameful" and "crooks" on the House floor from Democrats as House... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Political Notebook
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Spring has officially arrived in Rochester with the annual return of Rick "Murph" Murphy and his hot dog cart. After a long winter of eating indoors, the return of Murphy's cart is a significant milestone for downtown lunch crowd. This... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Heard on the Street
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Gov. Mark Dayton is standing by his threat to veto an education bill over a lack of pre-kindergarten funding, drawing both praise and criticism from southeast Minnesota lawmakers. Dayton told reporters today he wants a bill that has at least... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Political Notebook
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The owners of Gauthier Industries, a manufacturer with a long history in Rochester, have taken control of its future by purchasing its facilities and real estate for $3 million. Mike Jensen and Terry Grendahl purchased its 98,000-square-foot facility and land... Continue reading
Posted May 14, 2015 at Heard on the Street
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Arrow Ace Hardware, an anchor of Byron Towne Square shopping center, will close this summer. The store at 1067 Fourth St. NE in Byron is starting its "Going Out of Business" sale today, said owner Dave Neiman. Arrow Ace was... Continue reading
Posted May 14, 2015 at Heard on the Street
In Tuesday's P-B, we called for reader comments on the Rochester City Council's plan to discuss zoned trash collection in the city. That prompted at least one of the trash hauling companies, Garbage Man, based in Plymouth, to send an... Continue reading
Posted May 13, 2015 at Furst Draft
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The financial details of a Rochester hotel sale in April became public this week. On April 16, the AmericInn Hotel & Suites Rochester, at 7320 Airport View Drive SW was sold to Cary and Laurie Turner's CLT Investments of Prairie... Continue reading
Posted May 13, 2015 at Heard on the Street
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Blue Earth Republican Jim Hagedorn announced Tuesday he's making a third run for the 1st Congressional District seat. Hagedorn said by announcing his plans early he can do the fundraising and campaigning necessary to pose a serious to challenge to... Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2015 at Political Notebook
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With only a week left in the legislation session, First District DFL Rep. Tim Walz urged legislators today to get behind Gov. Mark Dayton's $11 billion transportation plan. The Mankato Democrat said so far Dayton's plan is the only proposal... Continue reading
Posted May 11, 2015 at Political Notebook
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A property management firm spun off from a well-known Rochester company now is under new ownership. Jon Ortner, of Renters Warehouse-Rochester, acquired RGI Residential Management from Jeff Thisus on May 1. Ortner says this deal expands the number of Rochester... Continue reading
Posted May 7, 2015 at Heard on the Street
While some regional chambers are voicing support for raising new revenue to pay for transportation upgrades, the Rochester Area Chamber of Commerce is standing firm in its opposition to such a move. Six regional chambers of commerce sent a letter... Continue reading
Posted May 6, 2015 at Political Notebook
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Mayo Clinic's chief information security officer is leaving Rochester to join a Colorado technology firm. James Carder made the announcement on Twitter Tuesday saying, "It's with mixed emotions to announce that I have officially left Mayo Clinic and taken a... Continue reading
Posted May 5, 2015 at Heard on the Street
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An Edina Democrat has apologized after he donned a white lab coat on the House floor and claimed that eating turkey could put people at risk for bird flu. "I apologize for making light of this serious issue and I... Continue reading
Posted May 5, 2015 at Political Notebook
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Construction of Rochester's new 91-room, four-story Fairfield Inn & Suites hotel at 510 17th Ave. N.W. has a lot of momentum these days. I'd expect the hotel, which is near the Miracle Mile Shopping Center, to opening the doors in... Continue reading
Posted May 5, 2015 at Heard on the Street
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Good news for beer drinkers: Grand Rounds Brewing Company Launches Growler Sales Sales start on May 4 Grand Rounds Brewing Company will begin offering growlers of its locally brewed beers on Monday, May 4 at 11 am. Growlers are 64-ounce bottles of beer that can be purchased for home consumption. Buyers have their choice of any of Grand Rounds’ hand crafted brews. Currently on tap are Freedom Scottish Ale, Hawaii 507 Coconut Stout, Hop Bollocks Session IPA, KA Minnesota Kolsch, Nelson IPA, and Out and About Stout. Growlers of Hawaii 507 Coconut Stout are $14 each. All other varieties sell... Continue reading
Posted May 1, 2015 at Four Stars
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Talks between the Kahler Hotel Group and the union representing most of its employees are at an impasse over health-care benefits and wages. KHG, which includes four downtown Rochester hotels and the Textile Care Services commercial laundry, has been talking... Continue reading
Posted May 1, 2015 at Heard on the Street
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It has that fresh new dealership smell. After almost a year of work, Tom Kadlec Honda is ready to move into its brand new dealership at 3333 Wilder Road NW, west of U.S. 14 and east of West Circle Drive.... Continue reading
Posted May 1, 2015 at Heard on the Street
More than a year after starting a national search for an executive director to lead the Destination Medical Center's Economic Development Agency, Mayo Clinic's Lisa Clarke has been hired to fill that role. As DMC's board secretary and Mayo Clinic's... Continue reading
Posted Apr 30, 2015 at Heard on the Street