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Rochester Man Accused of Brandishing Gun in Road Rage Incident

Rochester, MN (KROC-AM News) - A Rochester man is facing felony charges stemming from an alleged road rage incident last week. 34-year-old Aaron Gustafson has been charged with two counts of second-degree assault for allegedly pointing a gun at another vehicle while driving on Highway 52 in Olmsted County. His conditional bail has been set at $25,000.
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Olmsted County Road 1 Reconstruction Project Begins Monday

Rochester, MN (KROC-AM News) - A busy roadway on the south edge of Rochester will be closed to traffic for the next five months. Starting Monday, traffic will be detoured off of Olmsted County Road 1 from Highway 52 south to the intersection with Olmsted County Road 101, which is currently undergoing a reconstruction project. The Olmsted County Public Works Department says County Road 1 project will involve the removal of the existing pavement, widening the shoulders, and paving a new concrete surface.
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Byron Man Injured in Scooter Crash

Rushford, MN (KROC-AM News) - A Byron man was injured in a scooter crash Saturday afternoon. The State Patrol says 53-year-old Scott Sendek was on a Yamaha Scooter when he lost control while traveling west on Highway in Fillmore County. The crash report indicates the scooter went off the roadway about a mile and a half west of Rushford just before 3 PM.
BYRON, MN

Amazing photo of clouds that look like ocean waves goes viral

AKELEY, Minn. – A Minnesota woman recently captured an incredible cloud formation that appeared to look like an ocean in the sky in a now-viral photo. Theresa Birgin Lucus of Bemidji was driving home on Highway 64 after a long week in Rochester when storm clouds began rolling in. In a Facebook post, she explained that her daughter was at home and worried about her mother. “She was freaking out and wanted to know how much longer it was before I got home, so I seriously snapped that photo and said ‘I’m close to Akeley,’” she wrote.  According to KVRR, she didn’t even look at the photo...
AKELEY, MN
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Historically Low Jobless Rates Continue in Rochester Area

Rochester, MN (KROC-AM News) - The Rochester area experienced a slight uptick in its unemployment rate last month but it remains at a historically low level. The latest jobs statistics from the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development put the jobless rate for Olmsted County in May at 1.3-percent. That's one-tenth of a percentage point above the unemployment rate in April, which was the lowest ever recorded. Just two years ago, the rate peaked at 9.8-percent due to the COVID-19 economic shutdown.
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