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Public Meeting Today Concerning Risky Rochester Intersection

Rochester, MN (KROC-AM News) - A public informational meeting will take place this evening in Rochester to discuss plans for future upgrades to what has become a dangerous local intersection. Olmsted County has been working with the Minnesota Department of Transportation to develop plans for improving the current at-grade intersection...
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New Names Added To The Rochester Area 100 MPH Club

Rochester, MN (KROC AM News) - Nearly 20 more names have been added to the Rochester area 100-mph club. The mega speeders were clocked at 100 mph or faster between early March and mid-June. The top two speeders were caught about the same time in different areas on June 4th....
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Twin Cities Motorcyclist Killed in Crash Near Mall of America

Richfield, MN (KROC-AM News)- A motorcyclist in the Twin Cities was killed after crashing near the Mall of America Wednesday afternoon. The Minnesota State Patrol says the 42-year-old Shakopee man was traveling west on Interstate 494 when traffic slowed near Hwy. 77. Troopers say the man lost control of the motorcycle and came to rest in the traffic lanes.
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Man flees attempted catalytic converter theft, hides in woods

(ABC 6 News) - An Owatonna man surrendered to local law enforcement after fleeing an attempted catalytic converter theft. At about 6:58 a.m. Monday, June 27, an employee in the 3800 block of Broadway Avenue North called the Olmsted County Sheriff's Office about the sound of a saw coming from underneath a vehicle.
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Prison inmate sentenced for dealing meth from behind bars

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- An inmate serving time for dealing methamphetamine was convicted was sentenced Monday to an additional 29 years behind bars for running a drug trafficking operation from behind bars.Marco Antonio Avila, 37, was previously sentenced in 2018 to 26 years in prison for distributing large quantities of meth in the Rochester area. He was incarcerated in Victorville, California.Authorities say Avila continued his operations in prison by recruiting and directing at least one person to purchase meth from a Mexico-based drug supplier to distribute to customers throughout southern Minnesota. A search discovered 30 separate 1-pound packages of meth inside a Corvette stored in a Woodbury storage garage.Avila pleaded guilty in March to one count of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine. 
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Rochester's Ingrid Neel to play in Wimbledon

(ABC 6 News) -- In a manner of hours, a Rochester native is set to play in arguably the most prestigious tennis event in the world. Ingrid Neel will compete in Wimbledon for the second time in her career on Thursday. Neel played in last year's tournament as well and is participating in the ladies' doubles competition.
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Incarcerated Rochester Area Drug Trafficker Draws Longer Sentence

St. Paul, MN (KROC-AM News)- A Rochester area drug trafficker’s prison sentence has been extended by nearly 30 years. U.S. Attorney Andrew Luger announced 37-year-old Marco Avila has been sentenced to an additional 29 years in prison for orchestrating a methamphetamine trafficking operation from prison. From December of 2019 through at least February of 2020, Avila recruited at least one co-conspirator to buy large amounts of meth from a supplier in Mexico and distribute it throughout southern Minnesota, according to a statement from Luger.
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