President Donald Trump will visit Minnesota for the second time this year, traveling to Rochester on Oct. 4 for a rally a month out from Election Day. The Minnesota Republican Party announced the president’s plans on Wednesday. “For Minnesota Republicans, this is a dream come true,” state GOP Chairwoman Jennifer Carnahan said in a statement. The rally is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. at the Mayo Civic Center. Trump held a rally in Duluth in June. That was followed by two visits by Vice President Mike Pence to Duluth and the Twin Cities — an indication of just how focused the Trump administration is on making gains in Minnesota, a state Trump barely lost in 2016. The Nov. 6 ballot also has some of the most competitive congresional races in the country, along with the race for governor and control of the Legislature up for grabs. The Rochester stop is Trump’s first rally in the southern Minnesota city since he started campaigning for president in 2015. In a news … [Read more...] about President Trump announces second visit to Minnesota, heading to Rochester on Oct. 4
President Donald Trump is heading back to Minnesota next week. Minnesota’s Republican Party announced Wednesday that Trump would visit Rochester on Oct. 4. The details of Trump’s schedule for his visit were not immediately clear. It’s Trump’s second visit to Minnesota ahead of the midterm elections. He previously visited Duluth to stump for GOP congressional candidate Pete Stauber in the 8th Congressional District. The stop in Rochester brings him to the state’s 1st Congressional District, where Republican Jim Hagedorn is aiming to defeat Dan Feehan and flip the seat. It underscores the White House’s push to shore up Republican support to keep control of the House. Minnesota’s 1st and 8th Congressional Districts are viewed as some of the best GOP opportunities in the country. … [Read more...] about President Trump schedules Rochester visit next week
Take a spin through Rochester, Minnesota, and there are signs of construction everywhere: The city is in the midst of a $5.6 billion expansion with the Mayo Clinic at its center. There are new shops, new apartments and new houses. With a population of 116,000, Rochester is by far the biggest city in Minnesota’s First Congressional District, a largely rural band across the state’s southern border. And Minnesota’s third largest city is growing. Rochester has added nearly 40,000 people in the last 20 years. All that expansion is changing the city in more ways than one: As it’s grown, Rochester’s political makeup has changed, from Republican-leaning to more Democratic. The city went for George W. Bush by nearly 4 percentage points in 2000, in less than a decade it favored Barack Obama and then Hillary Clinton. But Rochester’s growth isn’t the only change that’s come to the First District in recent years: Republicans have increased their … [Read more...] about Rochester’s growing. Is it growing fast enough to keep the First District blue?
Greg Crawford Detroit Free Press Published 11:01 p.m. UTC Sep 5, 2018 Some Detroiters regard DALLY IN THE ALLEY as the first sign of autumn in the city’s Cass Corridor. Others see it as a chance to extend summer festival season by a week. Either way, the neighborhood celebration and the inventive posters created each year to promote it have become Detroit institutions over the years. Held since 1977 on the first Saturday after Labor Day, the all-day Dally features local music on multiple stages, food vendors, and artists and artisans selling everything from jewelry to crafts to T-shirts. More than 30 musical acts are on board for this year’s festival, and the eclectic lineup includes Mr. Drew, WIG Detroit, Mexican Knives, Alexyn Wundrland, Fyiah and Telephon9. Food vendors include the Nosh Pit, Majestic Café, Union Street and Detroit Shrimp and Fish. Dally in the Alley is presented by the North Cass Community Union, and proceeds from the event are used for … [Read more...] about Plan your weekend: Dally in the Alley, Art & Apples in Rochester, Irish fest in Berkley
Amy Huschka Detroit Free Press Published 2:41 p.m. UTC Aug 29, 2018 Three girls reported they saw a 74-year-old man masturbating in a car in the parking lot of the Target store in Rochester Hills, the Oakland County Sheriff's Office said. Oakland County deputies responded to the report of indecent exposure inside a green Chevrolet TrailBlazer at 10:38 p.m. Saturday at the store at 2887 South Rochester Rd. The female teens — a 14-year-old from Oakland Township, a 14-year-old from Rochester and an 18-year-old from Rochester — notified their parents, who called police. Upon their arrival, deputies located the Rochester Hills man seated inside the TrailBlazer. He reportedly had his pants unzipped and his genitalia exposed. More on freep.com: Texas couple leaves girl at home for Detroit concert Canton man accused of raping, killing Windsor mom while son in other room The man was taken into custody without … [Read more...] about Police: Man arrested for masturbating in parking lot of Rochester Hills Target