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Past articles by Sara:

Help from her friends: Crowdfunding helps Indiana woman get treatment at Mayo

“Swallow your pride, your life is on the line.” Ann Gross Scrogham has a rare form of cancer, and the bills were piling up. But she was reluctant to create a GoFundMe page to raise money for her treatment. “It was embarrassing. It was humiliating to some degree,” Scrogham said. But she did it at her friend's urging. Scrogham learned she had cancer when she went to the emergency room after… → Read More

Crowdfunding on the rise — is that a good thing?

In the past year, crowdfunding sites YouCaring and GoFundMe have raised more than $1 billion for medical expenses. → Read More

From social etiquette to social media

The Sisters of Saint Francis of Rochester are changing up their charm course for girls. The class is transforming from teaching manners and party planning to tackling the anxieties faced → Read More

Operation Welcome Home allows for family time

The sound of the zip line running and children's happy yells could be heard approaching the tubing hill at Ironwood Springs Christian Ranch. → Read More

More than animals, 4H 'trying to instill creativity'

Jamie Neumann would like to let people know that the fair is more than rides and food, and that 4H is more than animals. → Read More

100 years of Graham family's fairgrounds

One of the founding partners of Mayo Clinic was also an agricultural enthusiast who donated the land used for the Olmsted County Fair. → Read More

Community rallies for longtime educator after stroke

Educator Tricia Pucci worked with Rochester Public School students for 20 years. → Read More

Person rescued from Willow Creek Reservoir

A person and three dogs were rescued from the Willow Creek Reservoir at 8:31 a.m. Friday. The reservoir is at 1343 Lone Pine Drive SW. → Read More

Deputies ask public for information concerning break-in

The Olmsted County Sheriff's Office is investigating after a reported break-in the Weatherhill Drive and Weatherhill Road area. → Read More

Missing person reported in Southeast Rochester

The man's wife found his bike and dog leash unattended near Bear Creek close to the 400 block of 7th Ave. SE. → Read More

Health advisory for Foster Arends beach lifted

Olmsted County Public Health and the Rochester Parks and Recreation Department on Tuesday lifted the health advisory issued last week for Foster Arend beach. → Read More

Hog roast and softball to celebrate sobriety

Food and sport are how the Dodge Country Drug Court will be celebrating sobriety. The 13th annual Sober Fest will be hosted by the drug courts of Dodge, Wabasha, Winona, → Read More

Seven area organizations receive grants

In total, over $500,000 in grants from St. Paul based Otto Bremer Trust have been given to area organizations. → Read More

Teens take 'love thy neighbor' a step further

On Monday, the rain subsided and the sun shone brightly on Pine Island. It was a nice, dry start to a week of service for 100 teenagers from across the → Read More

Now, that's a real stroke of luck

Merlin Mestad made a friend of a stranger at the 48th Street McDonald's two years ago, and a month ago she saved his life. → Read More

Part two of $2 million donation for Cascade Park

The second installment of a $2 million grant to speed the development at Cascade Lake Park will be presented to the city of Rochester on Tuesday. → Read More

A historical save on Flag Day

AUSTIN — A relic of history and a reminder of where our country has been was saved at American Legion Post 91 in Austin. → Read More

Businesses still recovering from the wash-out

It's been a week since torrential rains flooded the area, but some Rochester business are still recovering. → Read More

Disabled American Veterans offers rides to medical appointments

Since January, more than 200 Southeastern Minnesota veterans have utilized free rides to treatment provided by Disabled American Veterans of Minnesota. → Read More

Rochesterfest schedule for Saturday and Sunday

Here is a list of events at Rochesterfest on Saturday and Sunday: → Read More