Olmsted County News


07/20/2018 05:01 AM  ~~~Source~~~
Beer Spill: Around 43,000 pounds of blueberry beer in trailer that tipped over in southern MN 

ROCHESTER, Minn. This load of blueberry beer was singing the blues Wednesday. Around 43,000 pounds of Grain Belt Blueberry Beer were in a semi that tipped over Wednesday.


07/20/2018 12:20 AM  ~~~Source~~~
Convicted murderer claims innocence: 'I'm the perfect poster boy to take this case' 

KIMT NEWS 3 A man who's serving time for murder for selling drugs that caused another man to overdose claims he's innocent. That man is Darnell McDaniels.


07/19/2018 07:27 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Slideshow: Walk this way 

But did you know we're the second windiest city in the United States? Or that we have 3,500 acres of parks and 85 miles of paved trails? Or that several of our downtown buildings date to pre-1900? Then take this step-by-step walking tour to rediscover your city- whether you're a born-and-bred Rochesterite or a recent transplant. Fun fact: My application to be a campus tour guide got rejected my sophomore year of college.


07/19/2018 05:05 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Bar Buzz: Three appointed to District Courts 

Jacob C. Allen was appointed to the bench in the 3rd Judicial District. Allen is the managing attorney of the Third Judicial District Public Defender's Office in Rochester, and will replace Judge Jeffrey D. Thompson, and will be chambered at Rochester in Olmsted County.


07/19/2018 12:17 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Mayo Clinic study: Anesthesia, surgery linked to decline in memory and thinking 

In adults over 70, exposure to general anesthesia and surgery is associated with a subtle decline in memory and thinking skills, according to new Mayo Clinic research. The study analyzed nearly 2,000 participants in the Mayo Clinic Study of Aging and found that exposure to anesthesia after age 70 was linked to long-term changes in brain function.


07/19/2018 07:24 AM  ~~~Source~~~
Is your green thumb ready for a Tour with the Masters? 

A "living wall" in the garden of Elaine Case and Bill Wiktor Thursday, July 12, 2018, in Rochester. Case's and Wiktor's garden is one of the stops on the Tour of the Masters garden tour put on by the Olmsted County Master Gardeners.


07/19/2018 02:34 AM  ~~~Source~~~
Shining a Light on Stress after Tragedies: First Responders Coping Mechanisms 

There are no results yet from the autopsy that was scheduled on the body of a 7-year-old boy. Authorities say the boy's body was discovered in a deep part of Naylor pond; where he was last seen with friends.


07/18/2018 09:59 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Theft at Rochester Township building site reported 

Power tools with a total value of $3,200 were taken from a building site in the 5200 block of Trident Lane Southwest, said Capt. Scott Behrns of the Olmsted County Sheriff's Office.


07/18/2018 12:37 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Transition rates between amyloid and neurodegeneration biomarker... 

In a 2014 cross-sectional analysis, we showed that amyloid and neurodegeneration biomarker states in participants with no clinical impairment varied greatly with age, suggesting dynamic within-person processes. In this longitudinal study, we aimed to estimate rates of transition from a less to a more abnormal biomarker state by age in individuals without dementia, as well as to assess rates of transition to dementia from an abnormal state.


07/18/2018 07:45 AM  ~~~Source~~~
Family Time: Olmsted County Fair starts Monday - for real 

In this file photo from last year's Olmsted County Fair, Amanda Sauder, 15, of Pine Island, visits with friend Ella Bauer of Hayfield, while waiting to compete in the Junior Champion class. In this file photo from last year's Olmsted County Fair, Amanda Sauder, 15, of Pine Island, visits with friend Ella Bauer of Hayfield, while waiting to compete in the Junior Champion class.


07/18/2018 12:46 AM  ~~~Source~~~
Authorities find body in Dodge County 

The Dodge County Sheriff's Office says the 7-year-old boy's body was found in a deeper part of the pond. The Olmsted County Medical Examiner's Office will be doing an autopsy Wednesday to confirm accidental drowning as the cause of death.


07/17/2018 07:57 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Rochester man pleads not guilty to stolen vehicle charges 

Bradley James Kazos, 46 of Rochester, was arrested on January 28, 2017, when law enforcement chased after a snowmobile that matched the description of one that was reported stolen. The snowmobile was eventually found abandoned and authorities say a search of the area found Kazos under some trees.


07/17/2018 03:09 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Day in History: Mayo Clinic Women's Club cookbook published 

The restaurant, next to Best Buy Plaza, has a newly expanded menu. a The Mayo Clinic Women's Club will publish a 30th anniversary cookbook.


07/17/2018 05:46 AM  ~~~Source~~~
Sentence upheld in Rochester home invasion 

Kincaide was one of four men found guilty of robbing a man in 2015 and shooting him in the knee. Authorities say the four men entered the victim's Rochester home looking for marijuana.


07/17/2018 01:01 AM  ~~~Source~~~
Heard on the Street: Reader Center ready to build larger location 

A Rochester non-profit that helps people with dyslexia is preparing to build a new approximately $3.4 million center after landing $1.5 million in state bonding money. The Reading Center filed a "Land Development Application" with the city on Monday to a build a 10,300-square-foot complex to replace its worn, out-of-date 3,000-square-foot building at 847 Fifth Street NW.