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Drought Worsens in Minnesota

Undated (KROC-AM News) - The ongoing drought in Minnesota worsened over the past week.

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photo supplied by Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
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DNR – Chronic Poacher Fined $4K

St. Paul, MN  (KROC-AM News) - A bear hunting guide from southern Minnesota has been ordered to pay nearly $4000 in fines and restitution, and has had his hunting privileges revoked for three years as a result of a multi-year investigation by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.

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Olmsted County Adult Detention Center
Olmsted County Adult Detention Center
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Rochester Police Nab Wanted Man

Rochester, MN  (KROC-AM News) - A man who fled police in Owatonna earlier this week was apprehended in Rochester Wednesday and now he is in bigger trouble because he had a significant amount of methamphetamine in his possession when he was caught.

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from Rochester Park Dept
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Master Plans for Two Rochester Parks Nearly Finished

Rochester, MN  (KROC-AM News) - The Rochester Park Board was briefed Tuesday on two significant master plans that are in the works.

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Decorated Army Veteran Sentenced for Second Child Porn Conviction

Minneapolis, MN (KROC-AM News) - A decorated military veteran from southern Minnesota has been sentenced to 14 years in federal prison for his second child pornography conviction.

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Photo credit: Tanawat Pontchour
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Annual Drinking Water Report Highlights Nitrate Pollution

St. Paul, MN  (KROC-AM News) - The Minnesota Department of Health issued a report Wednesday that says a growing number of communities throughout the state are dealing with rising levels of nitrate pollution in their drinking water supplies.

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Rochester Teen Robbed, Beaten

Rochester, MN  (KROC-AM News) - A Rochester teenager says he was mugged in broad daylight Tuesday near the Roy Watson Youth Sports complex.

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photo by Minnesota House of Representatives
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Lawmaker Criticized for Bizarre Bird Flu Joke

St. Paul, MN  (KROC-AM News) - A member of the Minnesota Legislature is under fire for his attempt at a joke involving the bird flu.

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Energizer hearing aid zinc air batteries
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Rochester 8th Grader Recognized for ’5 Minute Wait’ Study

Rochester, MN  (KROC-AM News) - A Rochester middle school student will be honored Tuesday evening by the Rochester School Board for a recent scientific discovery that may sound simple but will benefit users of hearing aids.  

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Bird Flu Results in Layoffs at Jennie-O Foods in Faribault

Faribault, MN  (KROC-AM News) - A turkey process plant in southern Minnesota has ordered hundreds of temporary layoffs because of the bird flu crisis.

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