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Rochester MN Guide to July Events

Your guide to all the family-friendly July events in Rochester MN!
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Rochester MN Guide to Indoor Play

Rainy day? Too hot? Too cold? Just need a boredom buster? Check out all the places in Rochester MN for indoor play!

7 Places to Explore Science In or Near Rochester MN

Whether you're looking for an opportunity to learn more about the world around you, or give kids the experience of learning through play, Rochester MN has several wonderful places to experience science.  Observe your environment, dive deeper into the world, and invigorate your minds by exploring all things science!
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6 Tips to Conquer the Clutter

You don’t have to resign yourself to living in a messy home if you have kids. Here are six steps you can take that will help make tidying easier and more effective. 

Rochester MN Guide to Cascade Lake Park

Located just 2.5 miles from downtown in what used to be a gravel mine, you’ll find beautiful Cascade Lake Park.

Rochester MN Guide to Summer Swimming

Looking for a place to swim and cool off in the Rochester area this summer? We have you covered with our Guide to Summer swimming!

13 Vegetarian Dining Options in Rochester MN

Check out our list of the 10 Best Vegetarian Dining options in Rochester. All of these restaurants are locally owned and operated!
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Let’s Talk About Inflation

Anyone else feeling the pinch of inflation? Or maybe more like the wallop-upside-the-head of inflation?
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Summer Fun with the Rochester Public Library & Parks

There is a LOT happening at the Rochester Public Library and the Parks this summer! Here are just a few of the events and programs happening this summer.
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Park Outside? Protect Your Catalytic Converter

How a recently installed security camera prevented the theft of one Rochester MN residents catalytic converter.

We Love a Parade! | Guide to Parades in the Rochester MN Area

Here are over 20 area parades to choose from this summer in and around Rochester, MN.  Endless candy for everyone!

Small Town Festivals & Live Outdoor Music in the Rochester MN Area

A round-up of the festivals, and celebrations in the Rochester MN area this summer! There is something nearly every weekend just a short drive away.
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Field Trip Friday: Oxbow Park & Zollman Zoo

Oxbow Park & Zollman Zoo are such treasures for our region. Nestled in a valley just northwest of Rochester on the Zumbro River, the scenery is peaceful and therapeutic.
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Rochester MN Guide to Strawberry Picking

Rochester MN Guide to Strawberry Picking Don’t put it off, as berry picking is a short season!  You don't want to miss out on freshly...



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Rochester MN Day Trips and Field Trips

Looking to take a little Day Trip? The southeast MN area offers an abundance of things to see and do all within a perfectly manageable drive from Rochester!

Field Trip Friday: Excelsior Minnesota and Tonkadale

Excelsior, Minnesota is a darling waterfront town nestled into the southern shores of Lake Minnetonka. The history of this small town is fascinating and adds to the charm of its unique shops, dining, and attractions. A bonus to this day trip is a stop at the magical Tonkadale Greenhouse.

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