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Things are shaping up for a second Farrell’s eXtreme Bodyshaping studio to launch in Rochester. Owner Doug Schminke plans to bookend the city with a new location at 4206 U.S. Highway 52 North to counterbalance his southwest studio. It'll be... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Heard on the Street
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This pic ran in the Post-Bulletin and elsewhere Wednesday with coverage of student unhappiness about MnSCU's "Charting the Future." The Groucho-type glasses/masks were intended to ridicule MnSCU Chancellor Steven Rosenstone. Aside from being an adolescent gimmick, it strikes me as... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Furst Draft
Statement from MnSCU today: Board of Trustees, Presidents Reaffirm Support for Chancellor Rosenstone and Charting the Future ST. PAUL, Minn., November 20, 2014 – The Board of Trustees and the presidents of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities reaffirmed their... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Furst Draft
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In looks like work is really rolling along on Rochester's new Fairfield Inn & Suites. This is the 91-room, four-story hotel being built at 10 17th Ave. N.W., where th e Courtesy Inn was demolished this summer. That's near the... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Heard on the Street
Democratic leaders shutdown First District Rep. Tim Walz's bid on Wednesday to become Ranking Member of the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs.The Mankato Democrat had launched an aggressive bid for the leadership post against Florida Rep. Corrine Brown, who is... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Political Notebook
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Connie Hawley really, really loves shoes and sees them as art. She has now brought that vision to life on Zumbrota's Main Street in her new store, Luya Shoes and Other Fine Things. The 4,000-square-foot store carries footwear of all... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Heard on the Street
Republican Speaker-designate Kurt Daudt this morning announced which lawmakers will get a committee gavel in the upcoming legislative session. Three lawmakers from southeast Minnesota — Rep. Greg Davids of Preston, Rep. Steve Drazkowski of Mazeppa, and Rep. Tim Kelly, or... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Political Notebook
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After 57 years on North Broadway, the family-owned Christian Book and Gift Shop announced Monday it will close its doors for good on Dec. 31. In a note to customers, owner/manager Karen Mulholland McKenzie and co-manager Judy Mulholland stated it... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Heard on the Street
Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson has been suspended by the NFL without pay for the rest of the season, the league announced this morning. Lots more to come... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Furst Draft
The Minnesota Department of Human Rights is sponsoring a community discussion on Thursday in Rochester focused on the state's four ethnic councils The community conversation will be at 7 p.m. in Coffman Room 206/208 at Rochester Community and Technical College.... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Political Notebook
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Much like peanut butter and chocolate getting together, a downtown Rochester liquor store is moving in next to a pizza place in early 2015. Robert Satterwhite, who owns Buckeye Liquor with his wife Diane Satterwhite, plans to scoot the store... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Heard on the Street
We'll get a local version on the Red Bull story Monday morning: Statement from Governor Dayton on Federal Deployment of Minnesota National Guard ST. PAUL, MN –Governor Mark Dayton released the following statement this evening on the announcement that the... Continue reading
Posted Nov 16, 2014 at Furst Draft
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A national veterans group is backing 1st District DFL Rep. Tim Walz's campaign to become ranking member on the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs. Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America sent a letter today to members of the Democratic caucus... Continue reading
Posted Nov 14, 2014 at Political Notebook
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It has been an interesting week in the Mayo Clinic vs Dr. Franklin Cockerill legal tussle. So Cockerill's lawyers filed a motion Wednesday to modify the temporary restraining order that blocks Cockerill from working for Quest Diagnostics PLUS a detailed... Continue reading
Posted Nov 14, 2014 at Heard on the Street
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A new specialty chain is on its way to Rochester, joining an already crowded grocery scene. Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage, based in Golden, Colo., has filed plans with city to build a 14,000-square-foot store on an open lot in... Continue reading
Posted Nov 12, 2014 at Heard on the Street
Just released: Press Release November 12, 2014 Please be advised: Today I informed the staff of the Dover-Eyota School District, after having previously informed the Board of Education, of my intent to retire from my position as superintendent of the... Continue reading
Posted Nov 12, 2014 at Furst Draft
Just heard a report on the scanner of a possibly head-on collision involving two semis north of Wabasha -- the highway's completely blocked. No more details yet, but roads are treacherous around the area -- slow down and beware. Continue reading
Posted Nov 11, 2014 at Furst Draft
Here's one more local showing of appreciation for veterans and active-duty military tomorrow: HONORING VETERANS DAY November 11th In honor Veteran's Day, the Rocheater Family Y is opening our doors on Tuesday, November 11th, to all veterans and their families... Continue reading
Posted Nov 10, 2014 at Furst Draft
Here is the latest video briefing - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QgXfqWqFxoc&feature=youtu.be Fairly quiet weather today south of Interstate 94 but heavy snow will continue north. Colder air tonight will change everything over to snow but heaviest amounts will still be limited to northern... Continue reading
Posted Nov 10, 2014 at Furst Draft
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Posted Nov 10, 2014 at Furst Draft
Encouraging news release this morning from Mayo: Mayo Clinic Researchers Identify First Steps in Formation of Pancreatic Cancer JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Researchers at Mayo Clinic’s campus in Jacksonville say they have identified first steps in the origin of pancreatic cancer... Continue reading
Posted Nov 10, 2014 at Furst Draft
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It may be almost winter with snow in the forecast, but it is definitely "fall" time at Rochester's former Flamingo Bingo/Circus World/ Skateland building Demo crews have been chewing away at the empty building at 2828 U.S. 52 North in... Continue reading
Posted Nov 8, 2014 at Heard on the Street
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Here's some from the lead article in my package of stories about Mayo Clinic doctors and their financial relationships with drug/medical device companies in this weekend's Post-Bulletin. FYI, the front page article is continued on page A2 and more articles... Continue reading
Posted Nov 8, 2014 at Heard on the Street
The latest from the National Weather Service: All, There is potential for significant snowfall to impact portions of the Upper Mississippi River Valley region late Sunday night through Monday night. The link below is a video briefing we have produced... Continue reading
Posted Nov 7, 2014 at Furst Draft
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I hear this all the time, and P-B journalists have heard this since the Mayo brothers worked down the street: Edit page editor Randy Petersen was working with a letter-to-the-editor writer about an indendiary letter regarding W.W. Mayo's grave-digging in... Continue reading
Posted Nov 7, 2014 at Furst Draft