Rochester, MN (KROC AM News) - A note for motorists in downtown Rochester.

The western half of Historic 3rd St SW between Broadway and 1st Ave will be closed from 8 a.m. Friday through 10 a.m. Saturday to accommodate a St Patrick’s Day party.

Public safety officials are also encouraging St. Patrick’s Day revelers to use caution when out and about Friday and early Saturday. The Minnesota State Patrol will have extra troopers on duty through Saturday.

The Rochester Police Dept will also have extra officers on patrol, including some in the downtown.

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