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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
Routes Affected: 1, 1N, 16, 19
12/04/2019 12:01 AM
A new car-sharing program will roll into Rochester this December for quick trips and overnight rentals.
11/26/2019 1:59 PM
City to Begin Ticketed Enforcement of Alternate Side Seasonal Parking Requirements Ahead of Impending Snow Fall
In an effort to assist with the effective clearing of roads, the City of Rochester has announced that ticketed enforcement will begin at 2:00 a.m. on November 27, 2019 for those not in compliance with the seasonal parking requirements. The decision to move to ticketing was made due to the strong...
11/26/2019 12:28 PM
The City recently learned there may need to be additional design/engineering work before any vertical expansion can occur. The preliminary review shows that there are no safety concerns with Ramp 6 and it will remain open for public use.
11/26/2019 8:10 AM
The City of Rochester’s Public Works Department operates a fleet of snow plows that remove snow for safer roads for the traveling public and provides access for emergency vehicles during the winter snow and ice season.
11/25/2019 3:04 PM
According to Minnesota Statute 244.052 and .253D, the Rochester Police Department is releasing information regarding Derek Thomas Jeter, a Level 3 registrant subject to public notification. Mr. Jeter is moving to the 1200 block of 1st Street Southwest, Rochester, MN 55902.
11/20/2019 9:44 AM
The Rochester City Council has approved the Election Day polling locations for the three election events of 2020. Included are two location changes from the 2018 elections. These are Ward 2 Precinct 5 and Ward 6 Precinct 6. In total there are 52 precincts across the city. This marks another step as
11/19/2019 8:08 AM