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Launched in 2014 by journalist Sean Baker, Med City Beat is an independent news source covering government, business and culture in Rochester, Minnesota.

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With Christmas behind us, a reminder to compost your tree

With Christmas behind us, a reminder to compost your tree

(THE MED CITY BEAT) - Christmas trees can be dropped off at the Olmsted County Compost Site for free during January through March.

The site is located on the east side of the Olmsted County Recycling Center Plus at 305 Silver Creek Road NE in Rochester. Trees can be dropped off any day of the week during daylight hours.

Americans purchase about 25 million farm-grown Christmas trees each year, according to research by the University of Illinois. About 93 percent of those trees are composted at community recycling centers, personal gardens and backyards.


 

Wednesday is deadline to enroll in health insurance that begins Jan. 1

Wednesday is deadline to enroll in health insurance that begins Jan. 1

Rochester movie theater begins showing 'The Interview' on Christmas Day

Rochester movie theater begins showing 'The Interview' on Christmas Day