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Sibley County police agencies settle over racial profiling case — The American Civil Liberties Union of Minnesota has reached a settlement with the Gaylord police department and the Sibley County Sheriff's Office over a 2012 racial profiling case. Jesus Sierra's attorney said the 46-year-old was a passenger of a car when the driver was arrested.

IBM job cuts clip Rochester, again

Plan to transform downtown Rochester goes to city council — A development plan that will bring big changes to downtown Rochester in the next two decades is one step closer to final adoption. Officials with the Destination Medical Center project submitted the plan Thursday to city leaders for review and approval, triggering a 60-day public comment period.

At Mayo, brain device offers hope for toughest epilepsy cases — A Mayo Clinic experiment in deep brain stimulation is helping doctors learn more about how the brain reacts to epilepsy.

Ideas, options start to bubble for Rochester-Twin Cities rail — State officials Tuesday unveiled a map with eight corridor options for proposed passenger rail service from Rochester to the Twin Cities. It's a baby step on a long road.

Rochester schools hold iPad training for parents of middle-schoolers

Who will pay for planning ambitious Rochester makeover? — There's a big question looming over the ambitious plan to transform the city into a $6 billion global health care hub.

Fillmore Co. to dismiss criminal charges against Amish couple for building house without a permit — Prosecutors have instead filed a civil complaint against Ammon and Sarah Swartzentruber for allegedly building a home without a permit.

Prosecutors push court to restore charges against Waseca teen — A district court dismissed attempted murder charges against John LaDue, who was accused of plotting to bomb Waseca High School. Prosecutors will ask a state appeals court today to reinstate those charges.

Nat'l Eagle Center in Wabasha needs more room to spread its wings — The National Eagle Center in Wabasha has outgrown it's current space and will lease additional space in a nearby downtown building.
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Jan 28, 2015

Anyone in #rochmn affected by job cuts at IBM today? If so, can you pls let me know? And feel free to RT. Tnx.

Sep 04, 2014

Winona Fire crews still working to put out fire at city’s YWCA.

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