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The temporary relocation to Lots A & B has ended and commuter should return to the Midway Lot.
The Rochester Police Department, Rochester Fire Department and other emergency crews responded to Cascade Lake Park at approximately 6:51 p.m. on June 27, 2020. The departments were made aware of a child who was missing and last seen in the lake. The child was located, brought to shore and CPR...
07/02/2020 11:15 AM
The City of Rochester and Olmsted County announce ways for community members to stay safe and “beat the heat” during the hot weather that is expected on July 2, July 3 and July 4, 2020. While temperatures are not fully in a range of being a heat advisory, local officials believe it is still...
07/02/2020 10:43 AM
Police Policy Oversight Commission to Hold Use of Force Policy Listening Session in Partnership with Diversity Council
On Wednesday, July 1, 2020, the Rochester Police Policy Oversight Commission (PPOC), in partnership with the Diversity Council, will host a community listening session. This session will be used to obtain input and feedback from residents on three use of force policies presently under review...
06/30/2020 6:34 AM
Enforcement by Rochester Police Department was set to resume on July 1, but a new target date of August 3 has now been set.
The Rochester Police Department, Rochester Fire Department and other emergency crews responded to Cascade Lake Park at approximately 6:51 p.m. on June 27, 2020. The Rochester Police Department was made aware of a child who was missing and last seen in the lake. Individuals at the lake had...
06/27/2020 8:48 PM
City Council to Be Asked to Support Mayor Kim Norton’s Emergency Declaration Amendment Requiring Masks in City Facilities
On June 27, 2020, Mayor Kim Norton signed the second amendment to the existing Emergency Declaration, which will now require individuals to wear a face covering while in a City of Rochester facility. This requirement is coupled with a strong encouragement of individuals to wear face coverings...
06/27/2020 7:38 PM
All interested persons are invited to submit written comments on this matter by 5:00 PM on Tuesday, August 18, 2020, to the City Clerk, City of Rochester, 201 4th Street SE, Room 135, Rochester, MN 55904, or to attend the public hearing to be held on August 27, 2020 before the DMCC Board of Director
06/25/2020 8:00 AM
Public Service Announcement: City of Rochester City Council Meetings to Allow In-Person Public Comments Starting in July
City Council study sessions and City Council meetings shall continue to be conducted pursuant to Minnesota Statutes Section 13D.021 and City Council members may appear electronically.
06/23/2020 8:38 AM
Rochester Ready is an initiative to ensure a safe and resilient recovery for Rochester, Minnesota. The launch program for Rochester Ready is a hospitality safety pledge for restaurants, retailers and lodging properties called “Rochester Ready Safe.”
06/22/2020 11:35 AM
Public Service Announcement: Community Members Encouraged to be Aware of Potential Fraud and Identity Theft
According to the Rochester Police Department Property Crime Unit, there has been a known increase in cases where an individual’s identity is being used to apply for Minnesota unemployment benefits. There are more than 45 cases that have been reported.
06/18/2020 3:36 PM
New amenities at Cascade lake Park are now open and ready to be enjoyed by the public. The recently completed work moves the park another step closer to the planned vision that began over 25 years ago.
06/17/2020 4:06 PM
The City of Rochester is seeking applications for three vacancies on the Ethical Practices Board (EPB). The Ethical Practices Board consists of seven citizen members and serves to further the goals of the established Code of Ethics.
06/17/2020 10:00 AM
Rochester City Council Approves Revised Targeted Business and Workforce Participation Plan for Destination Medical Center Projects
The Rochester City Council approved a revised Targeted Business (TB) and Workforce (WF) Participation Plan for Destination Medical Center (DMC) projects on Monday, June 15, 2020. The DMC Corporation Board of Directors recently supported and advocated for this new plan. In addition, the City...
06/17/2020 8:49 AM
Rochester restaurants and a group of community representatives quickly and collaboratively found creative solutions following the governor’s executive order that allowed them to reopen for outdoor dining June 1.
06/12/2020 2:37 PM
Businesses located along Broadway Avenue North between Center Street and Civic Center Drive are accessible during the construction project that has closed Broadway Avenue.
06/12/2020 9:45 AM
Mayor Norton Responds to Variety of Questions Received from Community following the Death of George Floyd
Mayor Kim Norton and the Rochester Police Department (RPD) have received a number of questions in the last two weeks about how the policies, procedures and training of City teammates, including RPD officers, are addressing the concerns of systemic racism in our community. The Mayor has issued...
06/11/2020 9:05 AM
The City of Rochester and Destination Medical Center are wrapping up an in-depth study of transit-oriented development that will support new rapid transit in Rochester. This project explores ways to improve the well-being and quality of life downtown. The team is excited to share with the public...
06/08/2020 12:07 PM
As communities across the nation continue to grieve and respond to the death of George Floyd, the City of Rochester is creating space to encourage healing and promote dialogue. Today, Rochester Police Department (RPD) teammates joined community leaders in handing out ribbons to protest...
06/07/2020 5:32 PM
an incident that involved an altercation with a handgun. The Wabasha County Sheriff’s Office advised the incident occurred in Wabasha County and the vehicles involved in the altercation were driving southbound on Highway 63, heading towards Rochester.
06/04/2020 12:59 PM