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Economic woes in Rochester? Not after the King's visit

ROCHESTER, MN (FOX 47) -- Rochester's economic woes are no more - thanks in part to a visit by Saudi Arabia's royal family.

City officials say family members spent enough money this week to remedy the area's struggles for the entire year.

Estimates of their spending ranged from $1 million to $2.5 million dollars during an eight-day visit.

The Saudi Arabian King arrived November 15 for a check up at the Mayo Clinic, and was accompanied by at least five Saudi princes and hundreds of others.

The king left Wednesday, but some members of his group remain in town.
  

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