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After 11 years of all sorts of news, goofiness, errors, corrections, thousands of 'Hehs' and more, things are changing at this blog. New "blog" postings are now moving to a new blog section on the revamped and upgraded Post-Bulletin web... Continue reading
Posted Sep 19, 2016 at Heard on the Street
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News release from Rep. Walz's office, though I'm sure other elected officials and candidates have put them out as well. In Walz's case, as he notes, he's part of congressional work on the issue: [Mankato, MN] – Today, Rep. Walz... Continue reading
Posted Sep 16, 2016 at Furst Draft
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A Minneapolis lawyer, who filed suits against a variety of Rochester businesses last year for possible violations of the American Disability Act, has been suspended from practicing law. Paul Robert Hansmeier threatened a string of lawsuits in Rochester last summer... Continue reading
Posted Sep 15, 2016 at Heard on the Street
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Plans for a new 103-room, extended hotel in southwest Rochester are starting to move ahead. North Rock Real Estate, a tandem effort of Jeff Brown Jr. and Mike Zirbes, is proposing building a four-story Home2 Suites by Hilton hotel along... Continue reading
Posted Sep 15, 2016 at Heard on the Street
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I got it wrong yesterday. I wrote that Mayo Clinic bought the 4111 Building in Rochester's 41st Professional Campus for $10 million. It turns out that Mayo bought all three buildings - 3033, 3055 and 4111 - for $10 million... Continue reading
Posted Sep 14, 2016 at Heard on the Street
News release from the downtown brewpub: Grand Rounds Brewing Company to host eight Minnesota breweries at the We LOVE Minnesota Craft Beer Tap Take Over Eight of Minnesota’s finest micro-breweries are heading to Grand Rounds Brewing Company for one-of-a-kind tap... Continue reading
Posted Sep 13, 2016 at Furst Draft
News release late today from federal ATF: ATF seeks information in SE Minnesota gun shop burglary, offers reward ST. PAUL, Minn. — The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for... Continue reading
Posted Sep 12, 2016 at Furst Draft
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Mayo Clinic must have had some money burning a hole in its pocket on Sept. 1. On that day, Mayo Clinic bought a northwest Rochester building for $10 million and a house in southwest Rochester for $217,000. I'm waiting for... Continue reading
Posted Sep 12, 2016 at Heard on the Street
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Here's a news release you'll be seeing in the paper: National POW/MIA Recognition Day September 16, 2016 The Minnesota POW/MIA Riders Association will be holding a Candlelight vigil at the Soldiers Field Veterans Memorial “300 7th St SW, Rochester, MN... Continue reading
Posted Sep 12, 2016 at Furst Draft
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I'm wading through a 216 page statement for issuance of $220 million bonds by the City of Rochester for Mayo Clinic. While that might not sound very exciting, there are a lot of interesting details. This document is looked at... Continue reading
Posted Sep 9, 2016 at Heard on the Street
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The latest from Rochester Emergency Management, after this morning's brief hailstorm, not pictured above...we didn't have that much pea-sized hail here: Hazard: Excessive rainfall Several rounds of storms are predicted for Friday. These thunderstorms will produce lightning, brief & heavy... Continue reading
Posted Sep 9, 2016 at Furst Draft
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You'll find out in today's paper, and hats off to KSTP-TV in the Twin Cities for digging out this story and doing a lot of records checks. They have a database with records from the Rochester, Cannon Falls and Red... Continue reading
Posted Sep 9, 2016 at Furst Draft
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I'll have a full piece on this in the weekend paper. Here's a sample with some extra data. At a time when many banks and credit union are seeing less people using branches, Rochester is in the midst of a... Continue reading
Posted Sep 8, 2016 at Heard on the Street
The latest on flood potential from tonight's expected deluge, from Rochester emergency management: The flooding potential has increased across southwest Wisconsin and northeast Iowa. Due to this, the Flood Watch has been expanded south. Widespread rainfall totals of 2 to... Continue reading
Posted Sep 6, 2016 at Furst Draft
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Could this be the end of the long-running saga of the Wabasha County driver's license debacle? Here's a news release from the Wabasha County administrator's office. While there are no smiley face emojis attached, this must have given some county... Continue reading
Posted Sep 2, 2016 at Furst Draft
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Rochester's West Circle Drive is rapidly becoming "Financial Row" as Altra Federal Credit Union plans to build a branch to join the ranks of the many banks on that stretch of road. The La Crosse, Wis.-based credit union bought land... Continue reading
Posted Aug 30, 2016 at Heard on the Street
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The ninth annual Flyway Film Festival has a knockout logo and plan -- here's the top of the news release: A film festival is a strange beast. It can be a community event showing local films, like a farmers’ market... Continue reading
Posted Aug 29, 2016 at Furst Draft
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The number of Mayo Clinic employees has swung dramatically up and down since the passage of the Destination Medical Center legislation. On Thursday, Mayo Clinic leaders touted Rochester job growth to the Destination Medical Center Corp. board, saying the clinic... Continue reading
Posted Aug 26, 2016 at Heard on the Street
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More than a year and a half after one of Rochester's most beloved restaurants closed its massive doors, the prime downtown property has unexpectedly sold for $5.5 million. The buildings which housed Michaels restaurant at the corner of South Broadway... Continue reading
Posted Aug 24, 2016 at Heard on the Street
While Mayo Clinic and Cleveland Clinic vie for the top doctors and patients, their respective CEOs are also being compared. Here's the breakdown of how Mayo Clinic's Dr. John Noseworthy and Cleveland's Dr. Toby Cosgrove have scored in Modern Healthcare's... Continue reading
Posted Aug 23, 2016 at Heard on the Street
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More caffeine is coming to Rochester's South Broadway. Dennis and Lynn Wong have found a new place to open a third Rochester Dunn Bros. Coffee shop. The Wongs are leasing a 1,500-square-foot space in the 2550 South Broadway building in... Continue reading
Posted Aug 22, 2016 at Heard on the Street
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It's not only Rochester property that is selling these days. A collection of 24 townhomes in Chatfield was recently purchased for $930,000 by Premier Real Estate Management LLC of Brookfield, Wis. Under the corporate name of Premier Chatfield LLC, Premier... Continue reading
Posted Aug 19, 2016 at Heard on the Street
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While there has been no official word about the proposed grocery/apartment complex project at Rochester's Miracle Mile Shopping Center, it looks like it is on the agenda of Thursday's meeting of the Committee on Urban Design and Environment. CUDE is... Continue reading
Posted Aug 17, 2016 at Heard on the Street
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The renovation of the 115-year-old Conley-Maass building at 14 Fourth St. SW by owners Traci and Hunter Downs is almost complete The Bleu Duck Kitchen on the main level of the building is ready to open to the public next... Continue reading
Posted Aug 16, 2016 at Heard on the Street
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It looks like the Bleu Duck Kitchen is ready to fly in downtown Rochester. I hobbled over to the almost completely renovated 115-year-old Conley-Maass building at 14 Fourth St. SW. this morning for the open house for the Collider business... Continue reading
Posted Aug 15, 2016 at Heard on the Street