Hi There! I'm Aaron, the Regional Digital Managing Editor for Townsquare Media - Rochester/Preston and Faribault/Owatonna. I'm a recent transplant to the Rochester area from Texas and so far I'm loving it. I have an amazing wife and daughter and two Great Danes, Rocky and Baby, who sometimes look like they're about to drop the dopest mixtape of the year.
Restaurants Open on Thanksgiving in Rochester, MN (2021)
Quite a few local restaurants are offering a Thanksgiving buffet, specials, and/or full meals to go this year. Share more you know about in the comments!
Top 10 Best Halloween Costumes at Rochester on Tap 2021
The voting has ended and the top costumes from Rochester On Tap have been revealed! Check out the results below!
Vote For Best Halloween Costume at Rochester on Tap [Gallery]
So many amazing costumes at Rochester on Tap this year! Which one do you like the best? Vote below!
Employees of Rochester Business Spend Day Off Giving Back
What a great thing for a business to do! Hats off to everyone involved!
29 U.S. Service Members From Minnesota Died in the 20-Year War in Afghanistan [PHOTOS]
Our thoughts and prayers are with the loved ones of the 13 U.S. service members who lost their lives in Afghanistan today -- and with all of those who have made the ultimate sacrifice throughout the 20-year war.
Derek Chauvin Sentenced to 22.5 Years in Prison [UPDATED]
Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin has been sentenced for the murder of George Floyd.
4th of July Fireworks in Southeast Minnesota – 2021 Guide
We've compiled a list of places to check out incredible 4th of July firework shows and Independence Day celebrations around Southeast Minnesota.
28 Kids Are Missing From Minnesota, Let’s Help Get Them Home [UPDATED]
Scroll through the list of kids missing from Minnesota below and share this post to help spread the word. Together, maybe we can help get at least one of these kids home safe to their family.
WATCH LIVE: Minnesota Gov Walz Announces New COVID-19 Restrictions
Minnesota Governor Tim Walz is scheduled to address Minnesotans during a live press conference today, Wednesday, November 18 at 6:00 PM to announce more COVID-19 restrictions for bars and restaurants. Watch Gov Walz COVID-19 press conference live here.
GALLERY: Crowd Gathers As Donald Trump Makes His Way to Rochester
Trump supporters flocked to the Rochester Airport Friday to attend President Trump's campaign rally.
Byron Public Schools Announces Return to School Plan for 2020-21 School Year
Byron Public Schools is the latest Southeast Minnesota district to announce its base learning plan for the 2020-21 school year.
Minnesota Health Officials Warn of Deadly Brain-Eating Parasite Found in Lakes, Rivers and Ponds
Minnesota residents and visitors are being urged to use extreme caution when swimming in area lakes this summer season due to the existence of a deadly brain-eating parasite, the Naegleria fowleri amoeba
See The Pilots’ Point of View From the Minnesota National Guard Flyovers [Video]
Five Minnesota National Guard aircraft graced the skies of the North Star State on Wednesday. You may have seen them from the ground, but now you get the pilots’ view as they flew over 28 hospitals across the state.
20 Inspiring Minnesota Stories From the Coronavirus Pandemic
When the coronavirus pandemic hit Minnesota, we didn't have to look very far to find the helpers. Below are some of the inspirational stories from around Minnesota showcasing kindness, compassion, and sacrifice for the benefit of our neighbors in need.