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Rochester, MN (KROC AM News) -  Rochester Mayor Kim Norton’s veto of a city council decision dealing with the former Legend’s Bar building was overturned Monday.

The council voted 5-2 with representatives Campion and Dennis voting nay.

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Kim David/TSM


The council recently decided to maintain the building while redevelopment proposals for the city property are sought. That decision came after the council rejected a request to consider declaring the building a historic structure.

Norton felt the building may present a challenge to some developers who may decide against submitting a proposal. She also noted the city intended to demolish the building when it bought the property and continued maintenance costs are a waste of money.

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