Exciting Change at one of Rochester, Minnesota’s Favorite Taco Spots
If you love the chips, salsa, tacos, and guacamole, you are probably going to want to check out the expansion that just happened at one of Rochester, Minnesota's favorite taco spots!. Big Change at one of Rochester, Minnesota's Favorite Taco Spots. Knowing where we can get the best Mexican food...
Stunning Minnesota Libraries that are Straight Out of the Movies
So many books and so little time! I haven't spent as much time at the library this year as last year when I really picked up reading again, but I think libraries can be such a nice, calming place. And I mean any library. There are some in Minnesota, though, that are just stunning and look like their straight out of the movies.
MUST SEE: 80,000 Lights Illuminate Iowa’s Stunning Tree!
Iowa may be the field of dreams but between Thanksgiving and into the new year, it is home to a breathtaking site of 80,000 twinkle lights. Seeing this spectacular tree full of white lights is a road trip you are going to want to make this holiday season. Tree With...
2 Pick-Up Collision on Olmsted County Highway Hospitalizes Driver
Eyota, MN (KROC-AM News)- A crash involving two pick-up trucks on Hwy. 14 has sent an elderly Lanesboro man to the hospital. The State Patrol responded to the crash shortly before 1 p.m. Wednesday. It happened east of the Hwy. 14/Hwy. 42 roundabout in Eyota. The state crash report indicates...
New Details Emerge About Armed Man in Crisis at Rochester TV Station
St. Paul, MN (KROC-AM News)- The BCA has released new details regarding the armed man in crisis who died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound outside of a Rochester TV station last week. The armed standoff began on the afternoon of Nov. 30. when Rochester Police intercepted a man threatening to...
Swan Songs: 50 ‘Last’ Releases From Rock Artists
All good things must come to an end, they say. And unfortunately that includes the careers of our favorite bands and solo artists. For some, the finale arrives sooner than expected. John Lennon, Jimi Hendrix and Janis Joplin, to name a few, left the world early and thus their last musical releases were, well, not exactl meant to be their last.
90s Classic Commercial Jingle Makes a Comeback in Minnesota
If you lived in Minnesota in the 90s, a classic commercial jingle from back then is back again, just in time for winter. I admit, I'm a sucker for both jingles and nostalgia, so this story was right up my alley. It centers on one of those earworms-- the kind that gets stuck in your head and you're then stuck singing the rest of the day-- but this isn't a song, it's a TV and radio commercial jingle.
Foster Home Fraud: Woman Accused of Stealing Thousands from Olmsted County
Rochester, MN (KROC-AM News)- A Rochester woman who runs a foster home is accused of overbilling Olmsted County by thousands of dollars. The criminal complaint filed in Olmsted County Court on Tuesday says the Olmsted County Sheriff’s Office took a report regarding the fraudulent billing in September. The alleged overbilling was detected by a financial review of the county’s relief care budget, which is used to provide long-term foster homes with financial assistance.
Minnesota’s Most Expensive House Has it’s Own Private Peninsula
I've seen some real cool houses in my day, but never have I ever been inside a house that has it's own private peninsula. Yep, you read that right. The house has a nearly 360-degree view of Lake Minnetonka with almost 1,700 feet of frontage on Wayzata Bay. YES, PLEASE!!! The house is not only perfect from the outside - wait until you see the inside.
What’s The Most Popular Holiday Drink in Minnesota?
There is no shortage of festive drinks during the holiday season, and a new survey says Minnesota's favorite Christmas cocktail is a tried-and-true holiday classic-- is it one of your favorites too?. When it comes to the holidays, getting together with family and friends is something we love to do--...
Top 10 Reissues of 2023
The best reissues and archival releases of 2023 include multi-disc box sets, expanded editions of classic albums, long-lost records that were shelved for one reason or another and previously unreleased works that are finally getting their due. You'll find some familiar names in the below list of Top 10 Reissues...
Music Boss Slams Hypocrite Artists For Not Banning CDs and Vinyl
A senior record industry exec said musicians who call for action on climate change while their music is sold in physical formats were acting hypocritically. Sir Robin Millar – who has produced 44 British No. 1 hit singles during a career that spans over 50 years – expressed anger that big-name artists weren’t trying to end the use of CDs and vinyl, which he said were basically “chopped-down trees and plastic.”
‘Christmas Story’ Bully Was Also in Van Halen’s ‘Hot For Teacher’
You'll never watch Van Halen's "Hot For Teacher" video the same way again: The child actor who played bully sidekick Grover Dill in A Christmas Story later starred on MTV as a child version of Michael Anthony. A Christmas Story was released in November 1983, then went on to become...
Update: Juvenile Arrested for Threatening Minnesota School District
Update: Bemidji, MN (KROC-AM News)- Authorities say a juvenile suspected of threatening a school district employee is in custody. A news release issued by the Bemidji Police Department Wednesday morning says dispatchers received multiple text-to-911 messages that contained the threat towards the school and staff member. Unable to immediately trace the source of the message, authorities advised the Bemidji School District switch to an e-learning day on Wednesday.
Warren Haynes Reveals Phil Lesh’s Post-Grateful Dead Rule
Guitarist Warren Haynes has revealed the rule Phil Lesh established following the demise of the Grateful Dead. Following the death of Jerry Garcia in 1995, surviving members of the Grateful Dead decided to retire the band. They still toured and performed the group’s material under various names, including a rotating assembly of musicians known as Phil Lesh and Friends.
Crash Along Mississippi River in Southeast Minnesota Sends Teen Driver to Hospital
Lake City, MN (KROC-AM News)- A single-vehicle crash along the Mississippi River in southeast Minnesota sent a teen driver to the hospital Tuesday evening. The State Patrol responded to the crash in Wabasha County. It happened shortly before 7:30 p.m. The state crash report says a car, driven by 18-year-old...
This Week: Canadian Pacific Holiday Train Rolls into 25 Minnesota Cities
Every November and December, the Canadian Pacific Holiday Train embarks on a journey across Canada and the United States with a mission to spread holiday joy, raise funds, collect food, and raise awareness for local food banks in the communities it visits. Since starting in 1999, this festive fundraising event...
Geddy Lee Releases Demo Song About Neil Peart Family Tragedy
Geddy Lee has released two demos from his 2000 solo album My Favorite Headache, including one written about late Rush bandmate Neil Peart’s family tragedy. “Gone” was a response to the car accident that took the life of Selena Taylor, Peart’s daughter, in 1997. She was 19 years old. Her mother died less than a year later – a second tragedy that Peart said was a result of the first.
Meta to Disconnect Key Facebook Messenger Feature For Some Users
Meta has announced plans to change a feature that will affect how users communicate across its platforms including Facebook and Instagram. Meta currently allows users message each other regardless of the platform they are using that is under the company's umbrella. For example, a Facebook user could see a message from Instagram without opening a second app.
Paul McCartney Pays Tribute to ‘Great Talent’ Denny Laine
Paul McCartney has posted a personal tribute to Moody Blues and Wings co-founder Denny Laine, who died Tuesday at the age of 79. “I am very saddened to hear that my ex-bandmate, Denny Laine, has died,” McCartney wrote on social media. “I have many fond memories of my time with Denny: from the early days when the Beatles toured with the Moody Blues. Our two bands had a lot of respect for each other and a lot of fun together.”
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