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Attendance high at Rochester gun show

Mon, 01/14/2013 - 10:52am
Effects of the national debate on gun control were evident Saturday at the Minnesota Weapons Collectors Association show in Rochester — attendance was higher than usual, and people were buying up guns faster than usual.

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Mon, 01/14/2013 - 10:12am
At long last, we have a new website.

Beginning about 11 a.m. today, the new is scheduled to go live. If you're reading this in the print edition, hopefully you can go to
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GATEway Science Fair seeking volunteers

Mon, 01/14/2013 - 10:11am
The GATEway Science Fair set for Saturday, Feb. 9 is looking for volunteers.

They are looking for people who have a science background that they've used in their career - scientists, lab assistants, doctors, nurses,
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Rochester Foundation adds board member

Mon, 01/14/2013 - 10:09am
The Rochester Area Foundation Board of Trustees has approved adding Karel Weigel as a board member. She'll start in February.

For 30 years Weigel worked in a variety of administrative positions with the Mayo Clinic,
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Attendance high at Rochester gun show

Mon, 01/14/2013 - 10:09am
Effects of the national debate on gun control were evident Saturday at the Minnesota Weapons Collectors Association show in Rochester — attendance was higher than usual, and people were buying up guns faster than usual.

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Triton, Lourdes, Kasson-Mantorville one-act plays honored

Mon, 01/14/2013 - 10:08am
STEWARTVILLE — Triton, Lourdes and Kasson-Mantorville high schools earned top honors during the annual Hiawatha Valley League Conference One-Act Festival held Saturday at Stewartville High School.

In addition the judges named all conference performers: Grace
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Kasson council votes to demolish old school

Mon, 01/14/2013 - 9:34am
KASSON — The on-again, off-again sale of the 95-year-old school in Kasson is apparently off again.

Kasson City Council members voted unanimously Wednesday night to advertise for bids to demolish the 1918 school at 101
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Soaring land prices a big hurdle for young farmers

Mon, 01/14/2013 - 9:33am
Farm fields in southwest Minnesota are frozen now, but Josh DeGreef has a vision of a warm spring day. The sun is shining, and he's on a tractor, planting his first crop.

"I'd like to
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Legislator calls for tax on clothing to boost tax revenues

Mon, 01/14/2013 - 9:33am
As Minnesota lawmakers once again find themselves facing a projected budget shortfall, some of the first bills they are looking at would extend the state sales tax to clothing.

Supporters say taxing clothes could help
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Chatfield shoots for 100 percent on state math tests

Mon, 01/14/2013 - 9:31am
CHATFIELD — Roman Broadwater can do the math. He understands that he will need math skills when he owns his own grocery store. But, so far, the Chatfield High School senior has failed the state test three times.
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Solution to human trafficking in Rochester is as difficult as the problem

Sun, 01/13/2013 - 3:40pm
The underground world of human trafficking, be it sexual exploitation or forced labor, is more widespread and pervasive in the Rochester area than many people realize. The solution is out there too, but it's just as evasive.

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Freeborn County authorities rescue 3 horses, find 1 dead

Sat, 01/12/2013 - 8:05pm

OAKLAND, Minn. — Members of the Freeborn County Sheriff's Office confiscated three horses from a rural Oakland farm on Thursday. A fourth horse at the farm was found dead.


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UMR Connects: Impact of drunken driving on families, communities

Sat, 01/12/2013 - 7:39pm
In January, the University of Minnesota Rochester's series "UMR Connects" delves into the nuances of local crime and punishment. From gang violence to Internet crime to prostitution and sex trafficking, the presentations explore the of crime on victims, their families
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Ramsey County man cited after filming sheriff's deputy

Sat, 01/12/2013 - 5:55pm

LITTLE CANADA, Minn. — A Ramsey County man who videotaped a sheriff's deputy last year is fighting a citation for obstruction and disorderly conduct after the deputy confiscated the camera and accused him of violating a privacy

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Twin Cities woman survives night in partly submerged car

Sat, 01/12/2013 - 5:41pm

PLYMOUTH — Plymouth police say a 67-year-old woman survived a chilly night after her car drove off the road into a frigid pond.

Police say her condition wasn't immediately available Saturday, but added

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Father says he was in abducted Indiana boy's life

Sat, 01/12/2013 - 4:23pm

KENDALVILLE, Ind. — The father of a Minnesota man who was taken from his birth mother nearly 20 years ago in an Indiana custody dispute says he was in his son's life.


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Lawyer: Mom of abducted Indiana boy wasn't homeless

Sat, 01/12/2013 - 4:18pm

BROWERVILLE — An Indiana mother whose former in-laws allegedly abducted her son nearly 20 years ago was not homeless at the time, the woman's lawyer said, refuting claims that the grandparents needed to step in because she

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Wabasha County crafts ordinances for silaca sand quarries

Sat, 01/12/2013 - 12:15am
WABASHA — Two ordinances up for public comment Jan. 23 should help Wabasha County prepare for new silica-sand quarries, processing plants and transportation, and what will happen to quarries after the sand has been extracted.

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Olmsted County officials: More elderly falling prey to financial exploitation

Fri, 01/11/2013 - 10:24pm

Last summer, Chandra Dennison, a social worker in Olmsted County's Adult Protective Services division, called Norma Olson when she needed someone to watch over the misspent finances of an 88-year-old Rochester resident.

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Day in History: Blizzard strands students at farm

Fri, 01/11/2013 - 10:21pm

1988 – 25 years ago
A short-lived but powerful winter storm with intense blizzard conditions struck southeastern Minnesota, causing cars to slide into ditches like eggs off a Teflon griddle. A foot of snow,

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