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Med City prepares for 'March Madness'

Med City prepares for 'March Madness'

Rochester's Mayo Civic Center will host the NCAA Division III Women’s Basketball finals this weekend. The action begins Friday with two semi-final games, with the championship game set for Saturday night.

Amherst College is hoping to defend its 2017 national championship. The Massachusetts school is a perfect 31-0 this year heading into Friday's matchup against the Bowdoin Polar Bears of Brunswick, Maine.

The second semi-final game Friday will feature Thomas More College of Crestview Hills, Kentucky going up against the Knights of Wartburg College from Waverly, Iowa.

The semifinal games will be played at 5 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. on Friday. The national championship game is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. on Saturday. Single-day tickets are $12 for adults and $7 for youth, students and seniors. All-sessions tickets are $20 for adults and $12 for youth, students and seniors.

Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota is serving as the host institution for the championship. Learn more about this weekend's games here.

Cover photo: St. Mary's via Twitter

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An extended interview with Olmsted County Administrator Heidi Welsch

An extended interview with Olmsted County Administrator Heidi Welsch