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6 Rochester Restaurants that Closed in 2016

The Rochester restaurant scene continues to evolve. Over the last year, we saw new restaurants open, and these local favorites close.

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Texas Man Sentenced For Police Chase in Rochester

Rochester, MN (KROC AM News) - A man from Texas will have to spend about two months in jail for leading authorities on a high-speed chase in Rochester back in April.

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This House Has the Best Christmas Decorations in Rochester

When it comes to Christmas decorations most people hang lights or blow up some inflatables and call it good, but one Rochester resident decided to get creative, and recreated a classic scene from the movie 'Christmas Vacation.'

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This Is the Drunkest City in Minnesota

We like to drink here in Minnesota. In fact, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, we rank #7 in the United States in terms of residents that binge drink.  Over 20% of adult Minnesotans binge drink and one of our cities made the top 10 list for the entire country.

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Love Always, Santa (Hallmark Channel-YouTube)
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Southeast Minnesota-Made Movie Set to Air Nationwide

It's not unusual for a film to be made in the Twin Cities. However, a movie being made here in our area is certainly out of the ordinary. I'm excited to tell you about a movie that was made in our "neck of the woods."

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Win Tickets to See Justin Bieber at U.S. Bank Stadium

Justin Bieber is coming to Minnesota! He will be performing at U.S. Bank Stadium on Friday, August 18, 2017! Tickets go on sale this Friday, and will sell out fast, as this is shaping up to be the biggest concert of the summer of 2017...

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These are Minnesota’s Most Miserable Cities

There are 168 areas in Minnesota with over 2,000 people. Many of them are filled with happy people who have a lot to be happy about. Others are filled with problems, poverty, and despair. Here are the top 10 Most Miserable Cities in Minnesota!

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Mall of America Hires Its First Black Santa Claus

Ho, Ho, Ho... you know Santa's most famous phrase. This year, there's a new "Old St. Nick" at the Mall of America in Bloomington, saying those words and taking pictures with happy children. After 24 years, MOA has hired its first black Santa.

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Is it Illegal to Drive in Minnesota with Frosted Windows

Each winter you'll see cars with frosted windows or drivers that have to roll their window down to check cross-traffic. Are these people breaking the law?

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The Diet Pepsi Jackpot Returns Monday on 106.9 KROC

Christmas is right around the corner - need a little extra cash? 

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