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Rochester Sharing Wealth With Nearby Towns

The city of Rochester has long been the economic engine for southeast Minnesota, and these days it's sharing the wealth with the smaller towns around it.

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Rochester Begins Removing Weakened Ash Trees

The city of Rochester will remove 400 ash trees damaged in a storm last month because they are more susceptible to the destructive emerald ash borer.

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Mayo Plan Gives Rochester Lobby Day Rallying Point

A wave of Rochester residents is descending on the Minnesota Capitol for an annual lobby day that takes on extra importance this year. Rochester officials are aiding the Mayo Clinic in its push for state help toward a multi-billion dollar expansion.

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Teen Shot by Grandfather is Improving

The Rochester pastor who shot and wounded his granddaughter, mistaking her for an intruder, says she's making progress in her recovery. The 16-year-old girl is hospitalized with a gunshot wound to her upper torso. Her grandfather, Stanley Wilkinson, says her condition is improving.

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Man Shoots Granddaughter, Mistaken for Intruder

Rochester police say a grandfather shot and critically wounded his teenage granddaughter after mistaking her for an intruder. Authorities say the man and his wife were asleep and awoke to a noise outside about 11 p.m. Monday.

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IBM Supercomputer To Be Built In Rochester

Her name is Mira. And, IBM says she may be the most powerful computer in the world. IBM is expected to announce Tuesday that it's received a contract from the Department of Energy to build Mira at its facility in Rochester.

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3 Survive Crash With Cow In SE Minnesota

RED WING  (AP) -- A Rochester man is recovering after crashing into a wandering cow in southeast Minnesota.

Nineteen-year-old Joshua Pettey was driving with his mother and girlfriend near Red Wing Sunday when the cow stepped onto a road.

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Man Caught With 2 Guns At MN Mall

A 23-year-old Rochester man is in jail after police say he was caught with two handguns in a duffel bag at Apache Mall.

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Federal Complaint Targets Mayo Over Billing

Mayo Clinic is accused of filing false claims for federal reimbursement. A civil complaint filed Monday accuses the Minnesota nonprofit of improperly billing for surgical pathology services that were never rendered.

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