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Rochester Legislator Calls For Higher Smoking Age

St. Paul, MN (KROC-AM News) - A Rochester lawmaker has introduced a bill that would raise the legal age for smoking in Minnesota to 21.

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1,000 Tickets Issued During Texting While Driving Crackdown

St. Paul, MN (KROC-AM News) - Over 1,000 motorists were ticketed during a recent statewide crackdown on distracted driving.

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Rochester Airport Adds Another Daily Flight

Rochester, MN (KROC-AM News) - The Rochester International Airport has announced another addition to the schedule of daily flights from the facility.

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Olmsted County Worker Accused of Falsely Reporting Assault

Rochester, MN (KROC-AM News) - A veteran Olmsted County employee, who reported he was attacked last fall while working inside the Olmsted County Emergency Operations Center, has been charged with falsely reporting a crime.

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Someone Issued Bad Checks For Good Girl Scout Cookies

I know I spent a little more than I should have this year on purchasing those delicious Girl Scout cookies from the Girls Scouts of Minnesota and Wisconsin River Valleys...

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Top Picks for 100-Mile Yard Sale

This weekend, bargain hunters will travel up and down both sides of the Mississippi on a 100-mile path scouring for deals. I rounded up a few of what I felt were the more intriguing sales. 

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Results from Rochester’s Litter Bit Better Campaign

Props to all of this year's Litter Bit Better volunteers! Your work has made our community a cleaner, better place.

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Rochester Police Respond to Gunfire Near Shopping Center

Rochester, MN (KROC-AM News) - Rochester police responded to a shooting this afternoon near the Miracle Mile Shopping Center.

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Scammers Target People Who Have Shared ’10 Concerts I’ve Been To’ Facebook Post

By now you've seen someone post about the 10 concerts they've been to on Facebook. The idea is that one isn't true and the person's Facebook friends need to guess which one is the lie. Identity theft experts are warning people to think twice before playing along. 

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How to Get a Jimmy John’s Sandwich for $1 in Rochester

$1 for Jimmy John's? That's a deal too good to pass up! 

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