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Rochesterfest organizers disappointed with low turnout

(ABC 6 News) - Rochesterfest finally wraps after a long week from Saturday, Jun. 18 –Sunday Jun. 26. The parade was held Saturday, and was one of the few popular events. There were about 80 units, and it went on for about an hour and a half. After the parade, many showed up to Soldiers Field Memorial Park to enjoy food and live music.
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Prison inmate sentenced for dealing meth from behind bars

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — An inmate serving time for dealing methamphetamine has been sentenced to an additional 29 years in prison for running a drug trafficking operation from behind bars. Marco Antonio Avila was previously sentenced in 2018 to 26 years in prison for dealing large quantities of...
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Inmate sentenced to extra 29 years for running meth trafficking operation

A federal inmate housed in Minnesota has been sentenced to additional time behind bars for his continued role in a methamphetamine trafficking operation. The U.S. Attorney’s Office says 37-year-old Marco Antonio Avila is charged and convicted for orchestrating an extensive drug trafficking organization in and around Rochester in 2017. While he awaited sentencing, he continued with his trafficking operations and pleaded guilty to another drug trafficking charge.
ROCHESTER, MN
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Spitting at a police officer sends Rochester man to prison

ROCHESTER, Minn. – Spitting at a police officer means more time behind bars for a Rochester man. Mahamed Adan Abikar, 29 of Rochester, was sentenced Monday to 366 days in prison, with credit for 224 days already served. He pleaded guilty to fourth-degree assault-transfer of bodily fluids onto a peace officer in May.
ROCHESTER, MN
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Man found not competent for trial over double-stabbing in Oronoco

ROCHESTER, Minn. – A man arrested for a March double-stabbing is ruled not competent to stand trial. Kurt Williams Phelps, 56 of Oronoco, was charged with two counts of second-degree assault. Law enforcement says Phelps stabbed a 29-year-old man and a 52-year-old woman on March 9 in the 10 block of 19th Avenue NW in Oronoco.
ORONOCO, MN
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Phelps declared incompetent to proceed with court cases

(ABC 6 News) - An Oronoco man was declared incompetent in court Monday. Kurt Phelps was accused of two counts of 2nd degree assault after allegedly stabbing two people in March. At the time, both the alleged victims and Phelps called the police. Phelps, who was said to be in...
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Families Frustrated as Opening Delayed for Popular Rochester Pool

Today was supposed to be THE opening day for Silver Lake Pool in Rochester, Minnesota. Unfortunately, another setback has delayed the opening once again. Once Again, Sad News for Silver Lake Pool in Rochester, Minnesota. June 6th was supposed to be opening day for Silver Lake Pool in Rochester. Unfortunately,...
ROCHESTER, MN
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K-M school board approves two-year school resource officer contract

(ABC 6 News) - The Kasson-Mantorville school board approved a two-year school resource officer (SRO) contract at Monday's board meeting. Last week, Superintendent Mark Matuska, Kasson Police Chief Josh Hanson, along with the mayor, city administrator and Dodge Co. Sheriff Scott Rose met to discuss expectations, job duties and solutions to the SRO program at K-M.
KASSON, MN
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Crowds turn up for Ellendale Days celebration

Despite a Friday night rain shower, and much to the small community’s delight, Ellendale Days was able to occur without a hitch over the weekend. Crowds meandered about the town enjoying pulled pork sandwiches, Granny’s caramel apples, beef sticks and more from the food trucks and local vendors near main street Saturday and Sunday. There were two bounce houses set up downtown, which many children took advantage of, some even...
ELLENDALE, MN

9 Strange Ghost Towns Within 100 Miles of Rochester, Minnesota

I've always enjoyed learning about ghost towns, and there are many of them around Minnesota. Quite a few of those ghost towns are actually right here in southern Minnesota. I was able to find 9 ghost towns in the area that are all within 100 miles of Rochester, Minnesota. Most of them are within an hour, so an easy trip if you wanted to check any of these out.
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