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• A senior housing cooperative is in the works. Read about where it’s at and who’s interested in calling it home.
• Nearly 10 years after it did away with the police department, the Kenyon City Council has voted to hire a police chief and two officers. In the interim, the city has used Goodhue County sheriff’s deputies to patrol the streets.
• The long-standing tradition of holding a baccalaureate for Rochester’s high school graduates was nearly dead, until Ronnie Oliveto — a lay minister for the Catholic Diocese of Winona, member of Holy Spirit Catholic Church, and a great-grandmother — stepped foward.