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Houston County decides against frac sand mining ban

mprnews.org — The ordinance would have made the county in far southeastern Minnesota the first in the state to ban the practice.

Concierge service to help Mayo Clinic serve more Chinese patients

mprnews.org — On the second floor of downtown Rochester's newest building, the H3 Plaza, workers install baseboard trim to prepare for the city's first international concierge service. In a couple of months, the space will house the offices of MediSun, a Chinese company setting up a door-to-door service for Chinese patients traveling more than 6,000 miles for treatment at Mayo Clinic.

Foreign-trained doctors could soon have easier path in MN

mprnews.org — For three years, Abdelsalam Elshaikh has worked as nursing assistant at Charter House, a Mayo Clinic retirement community that houses a short-term rehabilitation center. Every night, his duties include wheeling patients recovering from hip and knee surgery to the dining room.

Snow triggers four car-plow collisions in southern MN

mprnews.org — There were no injuries reported but Minnesota Department of Transportation officials were anxious to remind drivers to give the plows plenty of room to work.

Delta to end daily Rochester-Detroit flights

mprnews.org — The carrier started operating between the two cities in September. But airport officials say that flight will end April 9, when the carrier re-routes the crew to Minneapolis.

Houston County to vote on frac sand mining ban

Minnesota lifts freeze on accepting TurboTax returns

mprnews.org — Intuit, the company behind TurboTax, added new anti-fraud measures Friday after Minnesota and other states reported a rise in fraudulent filings.

Would you like prayers with that?

mprnews.org — Every Wednesday, pastors and volunteers at Bethel Lutheran Church near downtown Rochester wait for people to roll down their window and ask for a prayer to go.

Minn. politicians seek time with Obama on money transfers to Somalia

mprnews.org — Lawmakers sent a letter to Secretary of State John Kerry to address how Somalis can safely send money back to their home country.

Minnesota lifts freeze on accepting TurboTax returns

mprnews.org — Intuit, the company behind TurboTax, added new anti-fraud measures Friday after Minnesota and other states reported a rise in fraudulent filings.
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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. pic.twitter.com/wMizNg39iq

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