In perhaps one of the messiest thefts imaginable, thieves have spent the past few weeks storming through Rochester's restaurants and stealing thousands of pounds of kitchen grease. As first reported by the Post-Bulletin, the thefts have been from restaurants that have left the oil out for the greas ... More >>
There's never a dry weekend in the Minnesota beer scene. Here's another busy brew round-up: Flat Earth is active again and in the midst of a soft opening at a new location in the old Hamm's Brewery. The site is open Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays for samples and growler sales. Boom Island is ... More >>
The Diocese of Winona released the names of 18 priests Monday, adding to a growing list of suspected pedophiles throughout the state and confirming what some attorneys and clergy already knew: For decades the Rev. Thomas Adamson moved from parish to parish in the shadow of sexual abuse. "It is a d ... More >>
When it comes to medical marijuana -- or any relaxing of pot laws whatsoever -- Gov. Mark Dayton has said, "I don't think we need another drug operating in our society."SEE ALSO: MNGOP spent $10,500 on study that supports legalizing medical marijuanaHe's also said he wouldn't sign a bill legalizing ... More >>
For better or worse, farting is legal pretty much everywhere and will be for the foreseeable future. Vaping is also legal, but it's becoming increasingly restricted.SEE ALSO: Rainbow Health Initiative comes out against e-cigs The latest city to clamp down on vaping is Rochester. According to a KAAL ... More >>
Ever wonder what a bartender looks like out in the wild -- not behind a bar? Their eyes squint, unaccustomed to the bright mid-day sun, their tender skin exposed to the elements quickly turns rosy, and their biceps flex -- conditioned from shaking so many cocktails. What doesn't change from their no ... More >>
Now that Nice Ride has 170 stations and more than 1,500 bikes throughout the Twin Cities, the four-year-old bike share network is setting its sights on the rest of the state.Expansion plans were hatched when the program's flagship sponsor, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota, put out a state-wid ... More >>
You've made it over the mid-week uphill battle, and it's time to go treat yourself to something ice-cold, refreshing, and definitely full o' hops. Since it's Craft Beer Week, this is the week to go out and indulge in some new craft beers and meet the brewing geniuses behind the beer. We've compile ... More >>
Earlier today, a student at Kellogg Middle School in Rochester was injured when his cell phone suddenly combusted, burning his leg.SEE ALSO: Massive Uptown fire engulfs building near Lake Street and Irving Avenue [PHOTOS] [VIDEO]The classroom where the incident occurred was evacuated, and in an audi ... More >>
When does being vigilant in protecting your home against crime go too far? When you end up shooting your own granddaughter, that's when.SEE ALSO: Rep. Chip Cravaack says guns in the audience would've prevented Aurora shootings [VIDEO]In the words of police, a 61-year-old Rochester man is "extremely ... More >>
Yesterday, Minnesota for Marriage's Andy Parrish spent the better part of his afternoon promising to drop a "bombshell" on Minnesotans for All Families.SEE ALSO: MN for Marriage doesn't fire Rev. Brad Brandon after repeated Vote No-Nazi comparisons [VIDEO]It took a day, but we now know what he was t ... More >>
After recently returning from Doomtree's highly successful debut European Tour, Dessa isn't letting herself rest for too long. The compelling singer/MC is set to perform in Rochester for the first time on Thursday, June 21, and the show is free. Dessa is bringing along her full band to mark the ... More >>
Around 12:40 a.m. last Friday, a Bemidji-area woman was sitting in her rural Northern Township home when see saw the sky seemingly catch fire.She ran outside, and there was an 8-foot-tall burning cross propped against a tree. The woman, who has a black husband and two adult biracial children, saw so ... More >>
You have to wonder how Houaka Yang mustered the brain power to figure out how to operate the damn thing.Yang, 20, stole a camera from an unlocked car outside the La Crosse home of Bill Feehan, a Republican state Senate candidate. He then shot a short video with the camera, introducing himself and co ... More >>
Related:Wilco at the State Theatre, 12/6/11Slideshow: Wilco at The State Theatre Wilco frontman Jeff Tweedy has no interest in falling into predictable patterns. Watch him smoke a cigarette out of his bellybutton in I Am Trying to Break Your Heart, the 2002 documentary about the band, if you don't b ... More >>
Remember all the talk about the MNGOP staying focused on job creation? Well, instead of that, Republican lawmakers continue to devote their energies to making it more difficult for women to get abortions.Yesterday, a divided Senate committee passed two anti-abortion measures -- one that would req ... More >>
Minneapolis is the most resilient U.S. city, no thanks to state politicians.Minneapolis-St. Paul is the most resilient big city in the country, and the third most resilient metro area of any kind. The metro area is more likely than any other American city to bounce back from a recession, natural ... More >>
Too many empty housesWe've heard so much about the housing and economic crises by now that, bad as that news is, our eyes kind of glaze over when we hear it. But Finance and Commerce recently pointed out a number that made us nearly spit out our morning coffee: 15,000 housing units in Minne ... More >>
Minneapolis: Not a Brainiest Metro.We've got our big, fancy universities and our hi-tech marquee names here in the Twin Cities, but it's not enough, people. Our neighbors in Rochester, Madison, Ames and Iowa City all made it onto something called the Top 20 Brainiest Metros list. We did no ... More >>
Photo: drexlerA blast to the olfactory senses deniedMaybe this is the opposite of a "dirty" bomb? A Rochester teenager has been charged in Olmsted District Juvenile Court with felony possession of an explosive/incendiary device. His offense? Trying to ignite a bottle of cologne -- a Molotov c ... More >>
Updated: Bodies have been recovered. See below for details. A small, single-engine airplane crashed a mile north of the Rochester airport last night, killing three people aboard and narrowly missing at least one home on the ground. The plane came down in the woods 100 yards from the home of ... More >>
Photo by justinmaierWhen we talk about being stabbed in the back in a relationship, we never take it so literally. Now you've been warned. A 29-year-old Rochester man was apparently hugging his new girlfriend when her ex came up behind him and stabbed him twice in the back. Forget a relations ... More >>
He's being held at St. Marys Hospital in Rochester pending possible charges.
Add teenage terrorist bombings to the list of "why ice fishing sucks."
The feds say it's the first time airlines have ever been fined for keeping passengers trapped on an aircraft for an extended period.
Two deaths and 21 injuries resulted from a tour bus accident yesterday in southern Minnesota. The Minnesota State Patrol publicized the names this afternoon.
Sen. Al Franken has had enough with the airlines messing up in Minnesota.
Just two weeks after a flight heading for Minneapolis-St. Paul International airport was stranded on a Rochester tarmac for six hours, more passengers heading for our airport experienced the same nightmare.
The U.S. Transportation Department's preliminary report on the Continental Airlines flight stranded on the Rochester tarmac for six hours concludes that the flight crew is not to blame for the nightmare.
Minnesota Rep. Jim Oberstar says that legislation stalled in the U.S. Senate would've helped the airline passengers that were stuck on the Rochester tarmac for six hours in horrid conditions.
After passengers on a Continental Airlines flight to the Minneapolis-St. Paul International airport were stuck on the tarmac for six hours, the U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood is asking the airline to answer some questions.
The plane was rerouted to the Rochester airport due to bad weather and the 47 passengers were forced to stay on the place for nine hours with no food, one free beverage and overflowing toilets.
The Rochester airport manager came out in defense of the airport today in the Pioneer Press, saying this "wasn't an airport issue; It was strictly Continental's."
Next time you want to play police chase, you might want to leave the newborn at home.
And they are congregating in Rochester this weekend. Swoon.
Supposedly the ancient man was accompanied by his son Jesus and looked pretty damn good for his 14.5 billion years.
A 2-year-old boy seriously injured in a Memorial Day weekend car crash died this morning from injuries sustained in the drunk-driving accident. He is now the fifth person, including his mother, to die in that crash and the 13th death on Minnesota roads that weekend.
And you thought the only thing happening in Rochester was Mayo Clinic research.
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A host of Minnesota politicians say pork-barrel spending on a railroad expansion project threatens the Mayo Clinic
Rochester area hunters are being asked to donate some of their deer cuts to make jerky that will be shipped to soldiers stationed in Iraq and Afghanistan.
The F-Ups conquer the world, stop at Wal-Mart
Nancy Hanlon says she met and talked with one of the 9/11 hijackers in a Rochester, Minnesota bar just weeks before the attack. Is it true? There's no telling for sure. Is her story plausible? Yes.