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Rochester Added to Winter Storm Warning Area | The Rock of Rochester
The Rock of Rochester | January 18, 2019
The National Weather Service has added the Rochester area to the winter storm warning issued earlier for much of northern Iowa and sections of south-central and southwestern Minnesota. Continue reading…
Frozen Chicken Nuggets Recalled, Could Have Pieces of Wood in Them | The Rock of Rochester
The Rock of Rochester | January 18, 2019
Over 68,000 pounds of these chicken nuggets are being recalled. Continue reading…
This Car Color Insurance Myth Is Getting Busted Once and for All | The Rock of Rochester
The Rock of Rochester | January 18, 2019
Your car’s color can be a practical choice, an expression of your individuality, or even a chromatic extension of your personal brand. But can it be an indicator of your driving behavior? Continue reading…
MnDOT Reminds SE Minnesota Motorists To Drive With Caution | The Rock of Rochester
The Rock of Rochester | January 18, 2019
6-8 inches of snow is expected to fall in Freeborn and Mower counties over the next 24 hours. MnDOT is reminding drivers to use caution when traveling around SE Minnesota Continue reading…
Rochester Area Veterinarian Badly Injured by Charging Steer | The Rock of Rochester
The Rock of Rochester | January 18, 2019
The Olmsted County Sheriff's Department says a local veterinarian was seriously injured in what was described as a life-threatening incident yesterday at a farm in Rock Dell Township. Continue reading…
Trump 2020 Flag At Minnesota Prep Game Upsets Coach | The Rock of Rochester
The Rock of Rochester | January 18, 2019
Jordan High School is under the national microscope after the head coach from Minneapolis Roosevelt posted a photo of students from Jordan with a Trump 2020 flag, and commenting on whether it was appropriate. Continue reading…
Help for Those Heating Bills is Available | The Rock of Rochester
The Rock of Rochester | January 18, 2019
If you, or someone you know, is experiencing difficulty in paying their heating costs this Winter, there is help out there. In October, Minnesota received about $116 million in federal Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program Continue reading…
WINTER CLOSINGS AND DELAYS FOR JANUARY 18TH, 2019 | The Rock of Rochester
The Rock of Rochester | January 18, 2019
Southeast Minnesota is currently under a Winter Weather Advisory. Continue reading…
This Sweet Treat Is Better for Coughs Than Cough Syrup | The Rock of Rochester
The Rock of Rochester | January 18, 2019
Many guzzle cough syrup seeking relief but according to new research there's a much tastier treatment you should try. Continue reading…
The Best Way To Get Rid of That Snow At The End of Your Driveway in Minnesota | The Rock of Rochester
The Rock of Rochester | January 18, 2019
We haven't had much snow so far this winter, but we could see two to three inches later today. Which no doubt means we'll be grabbing our shovels or snow blowers to get our driveways cleared out. Continue reading…
Get Ready Southern Minnesota, We've Got a Snowstorm Coming | The Rock of Rochester
The Rock of Rochester | January 17, 2019
I guess Mother Nature decided freezing cold temps wasn't good enough. Continue reading…
Is Your Home Giving You Cancer? | The Rock of Rochester
The Rock of Rochester | January 17, 2019
Your home might have a high level of this cancer-causing, naturally occurring gas. Continue reading…
Couple Who Called 911 Declines $50,000 Reward in Closs Return | The Rock of Rochester
The Rock of Rochester | January 17, 2019
It has been a week since Jayme Closs was found alive near Gordon and officials are still trying to figure out what to do with the reward money. Continue reading…
Lucky Lotto Ticket Sold in Rochester | The Rock of Rochester
The Rock of Rochester | January 17, 2019
Somebody bought a lucky state lottery ticket in Rochester. Continue reading…
Slick Conditions Across SE Minnesota This Morning Causing Crashes | The Rock of Rochester
The Rock of Rochester | January 17, 2019
Slow down, buckle up, and be careful on your way in to work or school this morning. Continue reading…
Your Minnesota Winter Accessories Could Be Making You Sick | The Rock of Rochester
The Rock of Rochester | January 17, 2019
Trying to get through a Minnesota winter without getting sick can be tough-- but these things we use every day might be making things worse! Continue reading…
Chris Cornell Tribute Concert: Live Updates, Videos and Photos | The Rock of Rochester
The Rock of Rochester | January 17, 2019
Live updates, videos and photos from I Am The Highway: A Tribute to Chris Cornell Continue reading…
Bail Set For Convicted Drug Dealer Blamed For Fatal Overdose | The Rock of Rochester
The Rock of Rochester | January 17, 2019
A man charged with a fatal drug overdose in Faribault had his initial court appearance this morning. Continue reading…
Does Minnesota's Most Iconic Drink Really Have A Name? | The Rock of Rochester
The Rock of Rochester | January 17, 2019
I had no idea that this 'iconic' drink even had a name, I thought it was just an add on... Continue reading…
Rochester Police Say Kids Had Access to Drug Dealer's Cocaine | The Rock of Rochester
The Rock of Rochester | January 17, 2019
A Rochester woman was arrested Wednesday after police narcotics officers found cocaine and evidence of dealing in her home. Continue reading…
Shopko Will Close Over 3 Dozen Stores Under Bankruptcy Plan | The Rock of Rochester
The Rock of Rochester | January 16, 2019
Wisconsin-based ShopKo made it official this morning. The retailer announced it is entering into Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization. Continue reading…
Have We All Been Eating McDonald's French Fries The Wrong Way? | The Rock of Rochester
The Rock of Rochester | January 16, 2019
I came across a supposed fast food lifehack that I had to try for myself... Continue reading…
Is There Porn In Faribault's Free Little Libraries? | The Rock of Rochester
The Rock of Rochester | January 16, 2019
A social media post claims that pornographic material was found in one of Faribault's Free Little Libraries. Continue reading…
Oops! | The Rock of Rochester
The Rock of Rochester | January 16, 2019
Residents in a SE Rochester neighborhood had their evening interrupted Tuesday when a car crashed into two houses. Continue reading…
Minnesota Might Make it Illegal To Even Hold Your Phone While Driving | The Rock of Rochester
The Rock of Rochester | January 16, 2019
Recent news from St. Paul is that lawmakers on both sides of the aisle support passing a new distracted driving bill here in Minnesota-- once that's way more restrictive than our current law. Continue reading…
Rochester Burglar Done in by Surveillance Camera | The Rock of Rochester
The Rock of Rochester | January 16, 2019
A Rochester man was arrested Monday for breaking into his landlord’s office. Continue reading…
Another Store in Rochester's Apache Mall Closing | The Rock of Rochester
The Rock of Rochester | January 16, 2019
The news for some national retail chains continues to be bad, with another closing set to impact Apache Mall here in Rochester. Continue reading…
Minnesotans Can Help A Furloughed Worker By Sending Them Beer! | The Rock of Rochester
The Rock of Rochester | January 16, 2019
Because if you still have to show up for work without getting paid, you definitely deserve a beer or two. Continue reading…
Did One Song Force the Collapse of Van Halen's Original Lineup? | The Rock of Rochester
The Rock of Rochester | January 16, 2019
How arguments over “Dancing in the Street” sent David Lee Roth and Eddie Van Halen off in opposite directions. Continue reading…
15 Best Hard Rock Albums of 1999 | The Rock of Rochester
The Rock of Rochester | January 16, 2019
What's old and what's nu found their way in 1999. Continue reading…
Mayo Clinic Recommends Eliminating Bantam-Level Body Checking | The Rock of Rochester
The Rock of Rochester | January 15, 2019
This would help reduce the risks of concussions, but some in the hockey community aren't happy about it. Continue reading…
Does it Actually Work to Put Your Phone in a Bag of Rice? | The Rock of Rochester
The Rock of Rochester | January 15, 2019
It was one of the most Googled questions in Minnesota. The answer might surprise you! Continue reading…
Convicted Rochester Murderer Likely Headed Back to Prison | The Rock of Rochester
The Rock of Rochester | January 15, 2019
A Rochester man who has already served time for murder is facing another long prison term for a stalking conviction. Continue reading…
Frightening Video Shows Toddler Falling From Moving Car in Mankato | The Rock of Rochester
The Rock of Rochester | January 15, 2019
The frightening video below shows a toddler, in a car seat, falling out of a moving car. The scary incident happened on Riverfront Drive in Mankato. Continue reading…
An Open Letter To All The Package Thieves In Southeast Minnesota | The Rock of Rochester
The Rock of Rochester | January 14, 2019
Have you stolen a box off someone's front porch? I want you to read this. Continue reading…
73-Year-Old Women Killed In Pedestrian Crash In Winona | The Rock of Rochester
The Rock of Rochester | January 14, 2019
A 73-year-old woman was killed after a Hino Straight Truck struck her as she was crossing Highway 14 Monday morning in Winona. Continue reading…
Byron Couple Will Get Married Live on Lifetime | The Rock of Rochester
The Rock of Rochester | January 14, 2019
Millions watched the soon-to-be bride take her first breath after a lung transplant, now the world will get to see her say her "I do's" live on television. Continue reading…
Rochester Police Officers Stop Another Suicide Attempt | The Rock of Rochester
The Rock of Rochester | January 14, 2019
For the second time this month, Rochester police officers are being credited with resolving a suicidal situation. Continue reading…
New Details Emerge In Closs Kidnapping As Charges Were Filed Against Jake Patterson | The Rock of Rochester
The Rock of Rochester | January 14, 2019
Charges were filed on Monday afternoon against Jake Patterson, the Gordon, WI man suspected of kidnapping Jayme Closs and killing her parents in October. Continue reading…
Byron School Will Give Students a Unique New Opportunity | The Rock of Rochester
The Rock of Rochester | January 14, 2019
Students thinking about a career in the medical field will reap the benefits. Continue reading…
Officer-Involved Shooting Leaves Man, K-9 Unit Dead | The Rock of Rochester
The Rock of Rochester | January 14, 2019
A reported domestic incident escalated to shots being fired Sunday that left a man and a police K-9 unit dead and an officer injured. Continue reading…
Minnesota's Ice Castles Now Open | The Rock of Rochester
The Rock of Rochester | January 14, 2019
Your family will love exploring the frozen waterfalls, caves and canyons at this year's Ice Castles exhibit! Continue reading…
Winter Closings and Delays for January 15th, 2019 | The Rock of Rochester
The Rock of Rochester | January 14, 2019
Freezing drizzle on Monday night is expected to cause slippery, icy roads for Tuesday morning. A few schools are closing or delaying Tuesday opens. Continue reading…
World's Drunkest Man Crashes Foo Fighters' Stage, Almost Takes Out Drum Kit | The Rock of Rochester
The Rock of Rochester | January 14, 2019
Watch him nearly fall into Taylor Hawkins' drum kit. Continue reading…
Are the Taco Bells in Rochester About to Make a Major Menu Change? | The Rock of Rochester
The Rock of Rochester | January 14, 2019
You might soon notice some changes to the drive-up screen at Taco Bells in Rochester. Continue reading…
Rochester Woman Accused of Molesting Young Boy | The Rock of Rochester
The Rock of Rochester | January 12, 2019
A Rochester woman has been charged with 1st-degree criminal sexual conduct - accused of having sexual contact with a child under the age of 13. Continue reading…
10 States with Highest Percentage of Hybrid or Electric Vehicles | The Rock of Rochester
The Rock of Rochester | January 11, 2019
Alternative fuel vehicles were once considered a toy for the rich, but today they’ve become more commonplace. Continue reading…
AFC Divisional Round breakdown: Chargers vs. Patriots | Post Bulletin
Post Bulletin | January 11, 2019
When the Chargers have the ball: Since beating the Steelers in Week 12, the Chargers’ passing game has been neutralized a bit. Philip Rivers has more interceptions (six) than touchdown passes (four) and is averaging fewer than 7 yards per…
NFC Divisional Round breakdown: Cowboys vs. Rams | Post Bulletin
Post Bulletin | January 11, 2019
When the Cowboys have the ball: Dak Prescott has earned a reputation for coming through in big moments, even if he has been uneven at times as a thrower. It will be interesting to see how he handles things here,…
Gabriel: Next steps for Chicago Bears front office | Post Bulletin
Post Bulletin | January 11, 2019
When the NFL season ends for a club, it isn’t exactly vacation time for the coaches and front office. Work on the next season begins right away. The first order of business for most clubs is to do a position-by-position…
IOC marketing chair from Japan investigated for corruption | Post Bulletin
Post Bulletin | January 11, 2019
FILE - In this Nov. 30, 2018, file photo, International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach, right, escorts Japanese Olympic Committee (JOC) President Tsunekazu Takeda during an IOC Executive Board meeting in Tokyo. France's financial crimes office says International Olympic…
IOC marketing chair from Japan investigated for corruption | Post Bulletin
Post Bulletin | January 11, 2019
FILE - This Nov. 20, 2013, file photo shows Japan Olympic Committee President Tsunekazu Takeda, right, and International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach, left, following a press conference in Tokyo. France's financial crimes office says International Olympic Committee member…
IOC marketing chair from Japan investigated for corruption | Post Bulletin
Post Bulletin | January 11, 2019
FILE - This is a Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013 file photo of Tsunekazu Takeda, President of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic games bid, as he listens to a question from the media during their first international presentation of the Tokyo 2020…
Local SE MN City Just Had Minnesota's Wettest Year Ever | The Rock of Rochester
The Rock of Rochester | January 11, 2019
This southeast Minnesota city just broke the all-time state record for having the wettest year ever here in the North Star State. Continue reading…
Who Just Paid Off Rochester's Delinquent Student-Lunch Accounts? | The Rock of Rochester
The Rock of Rochester | January 11, 2019
Over $8,000 dollars in delinquent lunch accounts just...((poof)) disappeared. Gone. Not a worry for those parents anymore. Who did it? Continue reading…
Rochester Needs the Pizza Fork! | The Rock of Rochester
The Rock of Rochester | January 11, 2019
This is a Kickstarter that MUST be funded. It is brilliant, it is slick and sleek, and an elegant solution to the knife-and-fork method of eating pizza. Continue reading…
Lois Riess, A No Show In Court | The Rock of Rochester
The Rock of Rochester | January 11, 2019
Lois Riess failed to show up for her court appearance in Florida Wednesday morning Continue reading…
Eating this Chicken Sandwich Is A Religious Experience | The Rock of Rochester
The Rock of Rochester | January 11, 2019
You'll find this amazing sandwich at a new restaurant in town, Cameo (at the Castle, you know, the old Senior Center). Is it the best in town? Continue reading…
Car Thief May Be 'Casing' Rochester Area Homes | The Rock of Rochester
The Rock of Rochester | January 11, 2019
The Olmsted County Sheriff’s Office is asking the public to be on the lookout for a vehicle that was reported stolen in St. Paul. There’s concern the person who stole the vehicle may be scouting rural homes as possible burglary targets. Continue reading…
The Most Popular Netflix Show In Minnesota Is… | The Rock of Rochester
The Rock of Rochester | January 11, 2019
...not as awkward as the most popular Netflix show in Wisconsin! Continue reading…
Should Traveling Minnesotans Have To Tip Flight Attendants? | The Rock of Rochester
The Rock of Rochester | January 10, 2019
An airline that flies out of the Twin Cities has introduced a tipping policy for its flight attendants. Remember when you just had to pay for a plane ticket? Continue reading…
This MN Bank Robber Doesn't Have Time For A Mask | The Rock of Rochester
The Rock of Rochester | January 10, 2019
The Lakeville Police Department is asking for the publics help in locating this bank robbery suspect. Continue reading…
This New Limited-Time Beverage At Taco Bell Is Nostalgic | The Rock of Rochester
The Rock of Rochester | January 10, 2019
It's like they captured your childhood and put it in a cup. Continue reading…
Rochester Man Charged in Expensive Engagement Ring Scam | The Rock of Rochester
The Rock of Rochester | January 10, 2019
A Rochester man is accused of ripping off an insurance company in a case that centers on an expensive engagement ring. Continue reading…
Everything You Need to Know About Rochester's Polar Plunge | The Rock of Rochester
The Rock of Rochester | January 10, 2019
The 2019 Plunge will take place on Saturday February 9th at Foster Arend Park. Continue reading…
1 Dead In 2-Car Crash Outside Of Rochester | CBS Local
CBS Local | January 10, 2019
A 66-year-old from Rochester, Minn., died Saturday in a two-car crash at the intersection of Highway 42 and Highway 14 outside of Eyota, Minn., the state patrol said.
Jayme Closs Found Alive In Douglas County, Suspect Arrested | The Rock of Rochester
The Rock of Rochester | January 10, 2019
Missing teenager Jayme Closs has been found alive in Douglas County and a suspect has been arrested, according to the Barron County Sheriff's Office. Continue reading…