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Do I Like It? My Thoughts About the Toyota Sienna

When I was presented with the opportunity to test drive the Toyota Sienna, I jumped at the chance.  I wanted to know if my long-standing hesitation towards minivans was accurate or unfounded.
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Give Five: Local Organizations Making A Difference in #RochMN

This month we are focusing on some local organizations that are making a difference for people of color in the Rochester community.

Meet the Contributor: Kim Friedline

In my freetime, you can almost always find me outside. I spend a lot of time working in my ever-expanding gardens, walking/running, or supervising whatever shenanigans my boys and the neighborhood boys are into that day.

Safety is Best! :: A Child Passenger Safety Tech’s Guide to Car Seats

There’s no best and safest car seat. The most important criteria is that the seat fits your child properly, is easy for you to use, and fits your vehicle correctly.  

“Can it be done another way?” | Heart of the City for Rochester...

To alleviate some of the disruption and to work towards a kinder and more inclusive construction project, Heart of the City business owners were invited to participate in Business Forward.
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Rochester MN Guide to Chocolate Cake

When we're really craving chocolate or wanting to make a celebration a little extra decadent, chocolate cake is the answer!

A Big Update at Quarry Hill Nature Center + Fall Festival!

Quarry Hil Nature Center has recently announced a big update! Don't miss that news plus all the great information about the upcoming annual Fall Festival!

Surviving the Trauma of Childhood Cancer: Our Family’s Story

Our family now sees September in a whole new light: it’s time to pound the ground and advocate for Childhood Cancer Awareness. Here's a bit of our story.

Field Trip Friday: Pine Island

A stone's throw from Rochester, just 15 miles north on Highway 52, Pine Island is a quiet town with plenty of activities for the adventurer!
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Meet the Contributor: Heather Plizga

I am Heather. I have been living in Rochester for just about 10 years. My husband, Ted, and I moved here from a Chicago suburb after I completed grad school.
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The Lollipop: A Potty-Training Tale

She bends down so she is at my son’s level and says, “I heard you went potty! Good job, buddy!” She then hands him this a huge lollipop and his eyes light up.

Field Trip Friday: Zumbrota

Pockets of culture and distinct spaces can be found in small communities scattered throughout Minnesota. Zumbrota is one of those treasured places. Located about 20-25 minutes north of Rochester on Highway 52, it is just a short drive away.

Get Lost! Rochester MN’s Best Area Hiking Spots

Looking for some great local hikes? We've got the rundown and a list of essentials to get you and your family enjoying the great outdoors this season!

Rochester MN Guide to Free Fun

Rochester MN has so many options when it comes to free fun and free things to do! Use our guide to navigate all the Fabulous Free Fun in town!

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Field Trip Friday: Pine Island

A stone's throw from Rochester, just 15 miles north on Highway 52, Pine Island is a quiet town with plenty of activities for the adventurer!

Field Trip Friday: Zumbrota

Pockets of culture and distinct spaces can be found in small communities scattered throughout Minnesota. Zumbrota is one of those treasured places. Located about 20-25 minutes north of Rochester on Highway 52, it is just a short drive away.

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