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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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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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4 People in Rochester Are Scoring a Free Ice Cream Cake

Love ice cream cake? An organization in Rochester, Minnesota has a little challenge for you that could score you a free ice cream cake. In fact, one person is going to win an ice cream cake every day from July 5th through July 8th. All you have to do is give up one hour of your time. Ok...and squeeze something for just a few moments. You'll even get a cookie!
ROCHESTER, MN

There’s a New Most-Watched Movie on Netflix

In this week’s battle of Netflix movie stars there is one clear winner: Kevin Hart beat Chris Hemsworth and Adam Sandler. That’s because Hart’s new Netflix film, The Man From Toronto, topped the streaming service’s list of most-watched movies around the globe. Netflix users watched over 53 million hours of The Man From Toronto last week. The action comedy also stars Woody Harrelson and was directed by The Hitman’s Bodyguard’s Patrick Hughes.
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How To Know You Are From Minnesota? Your Parents Crash The Stanley Cup Interview

Oh don'tcha know! Erik Johnson, former 1st overall pick, who played collegiately for one year at the University of Minnesota before signing with the Saint Louis Blues, just won the Stanley Cup last night with the Colorado Avalanche. During an interview after the game, Johnson got interrupted unexpectedly by his parents, who got onto the ice and were excited to congratulate their son on his NHL Championship.
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Brett Eldredge Brings High-Spirited ‘Songs About You’ to ‘GMA’

Brett Eldredge brought some fun to ABC's Good Morning America on Wednesday (June 28) by performing "Songs About You," his latest single and the title track of his new album. Although uptempo, the song details the arduous process of trying to get over a past relationship. As Eldredge sings, when the tune's character starts moving on, a song reminds him of his ex-love and the memories come rushing back. The song's production contrasts with the bittersweet story, however, offering upbeat, jazzy instrumentation.
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Unique Sand-Bottom Pool 90 Minutes from Rochester is a Must-Visit

We Minnesotans love the water. It doesn’t seem to matter if it’s a lake, a river, or a pool, we’re there in the summertime! There’s one pool in particular that I just discovered that we need to add as a ‘must-visit’ spot this summer. It’s unique compared to other pools because it has a sandy bottom and is about 90 minutes from Rochester, Minnesota.
ROCHESTER, MN

Mankato Drug Overdose Death Results in 5 Year Prison Sentence

Mankato, MN (KROC-AM News) - A Hutchinson woman has been sentenced to five years in prison for the drug overdose death of a Mankato man last year. 23-year-old Alyssa Miller earlier entered into a plea agreement with prosecutors in Blue Earth County and admitted to a third-degree murder charge in connection with the death of 23-year-old Marcus Krogh.
MANKATO, MN

Minnesota Teen Battling Cancer Invited to be in New Movie

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Minnesota Experienced Big Jump in New Syphilis Cases Last Year

St. Paul, MN (KROC-AM News) - State health officials say an annual report on sexually transmitted diseases shows a concerning increase in syphilis cases in Minnesota. The report issued today by the Minnesota Department of Health shows the state experienced a 33-percent increase in syphilis cases last year. The total was 1457 cases, including 15 congenital syphilis cases involving infants.
MINNESOTA STATE

Fourth of July Facts That Will Make Everyone Say ‘Wow!’

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