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As the City of Rochester and Olmsted County prepare for the Presidential Nomination Primary, the City is seeking community members to serve as election judges. In total, there are still over 200 judges needed to serve voters on March 3, 2020. The City recently proposed the adjustment to the...
02/13/2020 10:24 AM
Planning and Zoning Services will join Building Safety at the Development Services & Infrastructure Center on February 18
On Tuesday, February 18, Rochester’s one-stop development services experience will be another step closer to becoming a reality as planning and zoning services join the city’s Building Safety teammates in the new Development Services & Infrastructure Center at 4001 West River Parkway NW.
02/12/2020 10:38 AM
City of Rochester Celebrates First Day of the Legislative Session with a Dedicated Presence at the State Capitol
The City of Rochester is thrilled to have a dedicated presence at the Minnesota State Capitol as session starts today. Heather Corcoran, a Rochester native, began as the City’s first ever Policy Analyst in early January 2020.
02/11/2020 8:11 AM
The City of Rochester is offering grants for residents and land managers to establish pollinator habitat and water stewardship gardens. The Rochester Garden Grants program is a refresh of the decade long Realize Rain Gardens Rochester Grant.
01/31/2020 4:00 PM
The City of Rochester Building Safety Department will soon be vacating its space on Campus Drive and moving to the newly renovated Development Services & Infrastructure Center (DSIC), located at 4001 West River Parkway NW, Rochester, MN 55901.
01/24/2020 3:38 PM
The City of Rochester and Destination Medical Center (DMC) are completing a comprehensive assessment and analysis of economic development opportunity, transit-supportive land use possibilities...
01/24/2020 9:29 AM
City of Rochester Premiers Budget in Brief Video Meant to Provide Greater Understanding of Budget Process and 2020 Budget
The City of Rochester is pleased to release the first ever Budget in Brief video, which is complimentary to the document version, that was first developed for the 2019 budget. The Budget in Brief video features six City teammates, who explain the budget process, as well as details...
01/22/2020 2:55 PM
Alternate side parking requirements are in place city-wide from October 1 to May 1 from 2am to 3pm. Park your vehicle on the side of the street with EVEN house numbers when the calendar date is EVEN. Park your vehicle on the side of the street with ODD house numbers when the calendar date is ODD.
01/16/2020 8:11 AM
The Minnesota Presidential Nomination Primary is being held on March 3, 2020, which is “Super Tuesday,” the day when the largest number of states and territories around the country will be holding either primaries or caucuses. Early absentee voting for this primary begins January 17, 2020, both...
01/16/2020 8:05 AM
City of Rochester Welcomes Developers for a Site Visit of the Downtown Riverfront Re-imagined Project
The City of Rochester released a Statement of Interest (SOI) for the Riverfront Re-imagined project in October 2019. An innovative development partner is being sought to revitalize and transform one of Rochester’s best remaining land assets. Interested parties are invited to setup a conference...
01/13/2020 10:10 AM
Building Safety will be moving to its new location at the Development Services & Infrastructure Center (4001 West River Pkwy NW) at the end of January 2020.
CERTS grant awarded to City of Rochester Parks & Recreation for the Quarry Hill Nature Center Prairie House
The City of Rochester Parks & Recreation Department has received $910 in grant money from Clean Energy Resource Teams (CERTs) to help transition the Prairie House Education Building operated by the Friends of Quarry Hill Nature Center into a net zero carbon facility.
01/07/2020 11:26 AM
The City of Rochester is seeking public input on language used to develop a tree preservation ordinance now through January 12, 2020.
01/03/2020 11:21 AM
Rochester Police Department to Participate in Family Promise Dinner at Pasquale’s Neighborhood Pizzeria
On December 30, 2019, Rochester Police officers, Family Promise Rochester and Pasquale’s Neighborhood Pizzeria will be teaming up to provide three area families with a meal prepared and served by Rochester Police officers.
12/26/2019 2:28 PM
City of Rochester and State of Minnesota receive $3.3 million to reduce lead, other health hazards in southeastern Minnesota homes
The City of Rochester and the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) have been awarded a $3.3 million grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to fund work protecting families from lead and other household hazards in southeastern Minnesota.
12/18/2019 12:03 PM
Mayor Kim Norton is seeking applicants to fill openings on various Boards, Committees, and Commissions. Applications are accepted year-round, however, applications received by December 20, 2019 will be given priority for current openings.
12/13/2019 11:25 AM
The Rochester Police Activity League announces the 16th annual Shop with a Cop program. The goal of Shop with a Cop is to provide kids in need the opportunity to have a brighter holiday, while at the same time promoting positive relationships between police officers and area youth.
12/13/2019 10:01 AM
Mayor Kim Norton was joined by recipients, their friends and families on December 12, 2019 for the Mayor’s Medal of Honor program. In total, thirteen individuals were recognized. This year, 2019, marked the 36th year of the Mayor’s Medal of Honor.
12/12/2019 4:33 PM
Mayor Kim Norton is encouraging Rochester residents to join her in making a commitment to improving sustainability in our community by signing a Sustainability Pledge.
12/11/2019 3:51 PM
The City of Rochester is excited to announce the hiring of Rochester native Heather Corcoran as its new Legislative Policy Analyst. Corcoran will be working in both Rochester and at the Minnesota State Capitol, helping to advance the City’s priorities by serving as a liaison to the State of...
12/09/2019 10:10 AM