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Olmsted County Commissioner Sheila Kiscaden has been tapped to serve on a task force that will examine what to do with the state's health insurance exchange. Kiscaden was one of 11 people appointed by Gov. Mark Dayton on Friday to... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Political Notebook
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A Sioux Falls, S.D., women's fashion shop is opening a new location in Rochester soon. Posh Boutique, a clothing store that carries "premium denim and unique fashion lines," plans to open on Saturday in Suite 200 at 123 16th Ave.... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Heard on the Street
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So the Post-Bulletin is not the only Minnesota media to take note of Mayo Clinic's recent $2.11 million purchase of the unused U.S. Postal Service center at 3939 Valleyhigh Drive. On July 17, Mayo closed the $29.13 a square foot... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Heard on the Street
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I've been prying open mussels in restaurants all over the Rochester area for the past few weeks, and in Thursday's 507 I'll have the results. Here's a preview -- one of the four restaurants I'll feature on Thursday: I tend to like just about anything that comes in a shell, from abalone to zebra mussels -- well, maybe not the zebra variety, but just about any other variety of mussels. At City Cafe in Rochester, they're Puget Sound mussels, rope-grown in traditional fashion, and they're about as big and meaty as you'll find, with not a grain of grit. They're... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Four Stars
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NeoChord, a medical device firm I first wrote about in 2007, made a top 10 list this week on the Medical Device and Diagnostic Industry news site. They posted a "10 Hot Devices We can't Get in the US" list... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Heard on the Street
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Pizza is returning to Rochester's Northgate Plaza neighborhood. A new carryout franchise called $5 Pizza is gearing up to open in the former Pizza Hut space at 1105 Seventh St. NW, says co-owner Doug Howe. Construction is underway, and he... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Heard on the Street
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Could the flames of Rochester's always simmering burger wars soon flare up from the heat of competition? Possibly. Another national gourmet burger chain is planning to smash into the Rochester market. Smashburger, a trendy burger juggernaut, is expanding rapidly its... Continue reading
Posted Jul 24, 2015 at Heard on the Street
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Here's an interesting update from a site called Marketbeat.com about the former Cardio3, now trading in U.S. as Celyad. This Belgium firm has deep ties to Mayo Clinic and will soon occupy an entire floor of the Minnesota Biobusiness Center... Continue reading
Posted Jul 23, 2015 at Heard on the Street
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Dirt is moving in northwest Rochester for a new commercial development area. Edina-based New Era Development is starting to prepare its Creekside Development on the southwest corner of the intersection of 19th Street Northwest and West Circle Drive. No businesses... Continue reading
Posted Jul 22, 2015 at Heard on the Street
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Don't expect to book a room in Rochester's downtown Holiday Inn after Aug 31, according to the hotel chain's national reservation line. An InterContinental Hotels representative on the reservation line said this week that Rochester employees said the 170-room hotel... Continue reading
Posted Jul 22, 2015 at Heard on the Street
The Star Tribune reported today about a suicide at a "state mental hospital in Rochester," without identifying the hospital by name. Turns out it's a rarely reported-on facility called the Community Behavioral Health Hospital, a 16-bed psychiatric hospital. The address... Continue reading
Posted Jul 18, 2015 at Furst Draft
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A large Rochester engineering and design office on Third Avenue Southeast was recently purchased by a local company for $6.27 million. The SEH-Yaggy complex at 717 Third Ave. S.E. sold on June 30 to 717 Third LLC. The sale was... Continue reading
Posted Jul 17, 2015 at Heard on the Street
Here's the latest from Grand Rounds about some new menu items and their Sunday hours. About the menu: just don't tamper with the steamed mussels, please! I'll work up a Four Stars of Mussels soon and Grand Rounds will certainly be in the winner's circle. Grand Rounds is on Historic Third Street and South Broadway in Rochester. Grand Rounds Brewpub launches new menu items and Sunday hours After listening to feedback from guests during its first three months in business, Grand Rounds Brewpub Chef Alex Sjoberg is unveiling several new menu items. Some of the new menu items on both... Continue reading
Posted Jul 17, 2015 at Four Stars
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Construction on a 23-story downtown Rochester tower has yet to begin because the developer has not finalized financing for the project, according to a city official. In May, the City of Rochester pledged $6.5 million in assistance to developer Gus... Continue reading
Posted Jul 17, 2015 at Heard on the Street
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G. Steven Burrill, the tycoon who proposed the yet-to-be-realized Elk Run biobusiness development in Pine Island, is in hot water with a venture capital fund that his company previously managed. According to the Wall Street Journal, Burrill and businesss entities... Continue reading
Posted Jul 15, 2015 at Furst Draft
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Here's an interesting item that floated into my email box this a.m. about the former Cardio3, now trading in U.S. as Celyad. This Belgium firm has deep ties to Mayo Clinic and will soon occupy an entire floor of the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 14, 2015 at Heard on the Street
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A 14-year-old Rochester engineering firm is merging with a large Twin Cities-based company. Structural Design Group officially will become part of Meyer Borgman Johnson on Wednesday, said Al Hiniker, who founded the well-known firm in 2001. Both focus solely on... Continue reading
Posted Jul 14, 2015 at Heard on the Street
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In case you missed it yesterday, Jersey Jo's is now officially open for business in Rochester. This is Joe Phillips' new East Coast flavored restaurant, just a couple of blocks from Mayo Clinic’s Saint Marys Hospital. It's located at 187... Continue reading
Posted Jul 10, 2015 at Heard on the Street
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Downtown Rochester is not the only area being eyed by developers. It appears that Shoppes on Maine in south Rochester is exploding with development these days. I wrote about a 211 apartment complex proposed for the area on Wednesday plus... Continue reading
Posted Jul 9, 2015 at Heard on the Street
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Preparing to build an apartment complex, developers have purchased more than eight acres of land in south Rochester for $1.8 million. Harbor Bay Real Estate Advisors bought open, grass-covered land next to the Shoppes on Maine commercial area in preparation... Continue reading
Posted Jul 8, 2015 at Heard on the Street
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Mazeppa Republican Rep. Steve Drazkowski is hosting a series of town halls across his district over the next month. “There were many changes made during the 2015 session that will impact all Minnesotans, and I’d encourage all interested residents to... Continue reading
Posted Jul 6, 2015 at Political Notebook
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The clients behind recent costly disability lawsuits against Rochester businesses say the money they collect will create programs to help disabled people. "We all suffer with access issues," said Melanie Davis, a student from Jackson, Minn. "The ADA (Americans with... Continue reading
Posted Jul 6, 2015 at Heard on the Street
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There's no denying that Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders can draw a crowd. In Rochester, more than 600 people packed the Rochester International Event Center for the chance to hear from the Vermont senator. But what made him decide to... Continue reading
Posted Jul 2, 2015 at Political Notebook
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KTTC-TV's popular news anchor Tom Overlie will continue covering Rochester for at least another five years, after signing a new contract with the station. Overlie, who has won six Emmy Awards for best newscast, has co-anchored KTTC's 6 p.m. and... Continue reading
Posted Jul 2, 2015 at Heard on the Street
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A Minneapolis developer is proposing to build a 28,000-square-foot Goodwill thrift store near Costco in northwest Rochester. The Driessen Group, led by Vince Driessen, has filed plans to build a store at the corner of 19th Street Northwest and Scott... Continue reading
Posted Jul 2, 2015 at Heard on the Street