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Rochester, MN (KROC-AM News) - In-person early voting for the First District Congressional special election primary started today in Olmsted County.

Eligible voters can cast their absentee ballots in person at the new Olmsted County Elections Office at 2122 Campus Drive Southeast in Rochester. The hours are 8 AM until 5 PM through Friday of this week and 10 AM through 3 PM on Saturday. In-person voting will also be available at the Elections Office from 8 AM until 5 PM next Monday, which is the final day of absentee voting. The actual primary election will take place next Tuesday.


There are nine Republican candidates and eight Democrat candidates running for the First Congressional District seat that had been held by Republican Jim Hagedorn until his death after a long battle with cancer in February. The highest vote-getters for both parties will advance to the special election to fill the vacancy on August 9.

Rochester, Minnesota Athletes Need a Miracle for Their Field!

The Miracle Field in Rochester, Minnesota needs a miracle!

Back in 2006, Miracle Field was constructed to allow all abilities the opportunity to get on the field to enjoy a game of baseball rather than just cheering from the sidelines. The field is a barrier-free, handicapped-accessible baseball field that is enjoyed by many but unfortunately, the field is no longer safe and needs to be restored.

The cost to restore Miracle Field is $200,000 and thankfully, over $90,000 has already been donated.

With the communities help, the goal of $200,000 will be met, and "Play Ball" will once again be cheered in June 2022.

To Donate - Click on the link below to support our athletes with disabilities. This is an easy, safe, and secure way to make tax-deductible donations.

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