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Rochester, Minnesota

Located on both banks of the Zumbro River, Rochester is a city in Minnesota and is the county seat of Olmsted County. Once a small stagecoach stop, Rochester has experienced significant growth over the last 156 years, currently with a population of more than 105,000, making it the third-largest city in Minnesota. Rochester is probably best known as the home of Mayo Clinic which has earned it the nickname, "Med City".

The Mayo Clinic is the pillar of Rochester's economy, employing about 30,000 people and drawing over 2 million visitors to the city each year. The clinic's many facilities (including St. Marys Hospital), along with hotels, restaurants and retail stores, comprise nearly the entire city's downtown. Other care providers, including the Rochester Federal Medical Center, are also significant employers. Rochester is also a major center for technology. IBM Rochester ranks as the area’s second largest employer and the state’s largest information technology employer. Other industries that have had a significant impact on the local economy include the service industry, hospitality, agriculture, education, government, and manufacturing.

Rochester, Minnesota has a long history of industry in fields known for their use of asbestos-containing materials. Workers exposed to such materials may be at risk for asbestos cancer. For your convenience, we have listed mesothelioma cancer centers located in or near Rochester at the bottom of this page. If you were exposed to asbestos in Rochester and have been diagnosed with mesothelioma, you should also consider contacting an asbestos law firm.

Asbestos Exposure at Jobsites in Rochester

The Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance has compiled information obtained from a number of sources to identify the following jobsites in Rochester where asbestos exposure was known to have occurred. These sites are listed below.

  • Broadway Power Plant
  • Franklin Heating Station
  • Madonna Tower-Apartments
  • Mayo Bros.
  • Mayo Clinic
  • Medical Science Building
  • Municipal Power Plant Rochester
  • Public Utilities Board
  • Rochester Community College
  • Rochester Electric Department
  • Rochester Public Utilities
  • Silver Lake Power Plant
  • Silver Lake Steam Generation
  • St. Marys Hospital
  • State Hospital At Rochester

Mesothelioma Cancer Centers near Rochester, Minnesota

For your convenience, we have compiled a list of mesothelioma cancer centers that are located within a 100 mile radius of Rochester, Minnesota. Please click on a cancer center link to obtain more information about the clinical programs offered, professional designations, areas of expertise and how to contact the center.

Masonic Memorial Building
424 Harvard Street S.E.
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Distance: 76.0 miles

200 First Street SW
Rochester, MN 55905

Distance: 0.4 miles

Mesothelioma Doctors near Rochester, Minnesota

For your convenience, we have compiled a list of mesothelioma doctors that are located within a 100 mile radius of Rochester, Minnesota. Please click on a doctor link to obtain more information about his/her background, areas of expertise, professional affiliations, and office locations.

Dr. Robert Kratzke
Masonic Cancer Center - University of Minnesota
Masonic Cancer Clinic
420 Delaware Street SE, MMC 480
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Distance: 76.0 miles

Filing an Asbestos Lawsuit in Rochester, Minnesota

Don’t lose your rights! If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with mesothelioma and were exposed to asbestos in Minnesota, you may be entitled to compensation. You may have limited time to file a claim. If you have been diagnosed with mesothelioma and have a pathology report in hand to support that diagnosis, you are eligible for financial assistance.

Asbestos Related News in Minnesota

EPA Scientist's "Small Fibers Matter" Asbestos Work To Be Published

Scientist Philip Cook's "small fibers matter" asbestos research will be published and shared for the first time at this week's symposium in Duluth, Minnesota.

Taconite Miners Three Times More Likely to Develop Mesothelioma, According to Study

University of Minnesota Study Shows State Taconite Workers at Higher Risk of Mesothelioma

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