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Blair Sharp

Meet the Contributor: Blair Sharp

I think it’s a good idea for all of us to take a look at our lives and decide if the way we’re living is bringing us actual joy, or taking the energy out of us.

Field Trip Friday: Stillwater

Welcome to my hometown! Stillwater is the birthplace of Minnesota and a gorgeous historic town right on the St. Croix River.
wood-fired pizza

Rochester MN Guide to Area Pizza Farms

Dining outdoors is more than just eating. It's an experience! We've rounded up the Rochester MN area pizza farms for you to enjoy this summer.

Meet the Contributor: Lucy Baril

I am very grateful for many things; I say 3 thank you’s most nights. Why? Well, this reminds me of how lucky I am to have the spouse I have, the kid I have, the Golden dog I have, the house we just bought.
eid al-adha

Tomorrow is Eid al Adha: How the #RochMN East-African Community Celebrates

Muslims explain Eid-al-Adha as their Christmas and Thanksgiving rolled into one. It’s the day they make sure everyone has food on their table.
Rochester Skyline

A One-Day Itinerary to Show Off Rochester

Here is my general itinerary for when my dearest friends come to Rochester MN for a one-day visit.
Carley State Park

Field Trip Friday: Carley State Park

Southeastern Minnesota is FULL of beautiful state parks and hiking trails. When my family wants to hit a local state park, we love taking a trip to Carley State Park near Plainview, MN.
night market

Experience Asian Culture at the Night Market in Downtown #RochMN

The first Night Market is coming to Rochester MN! Learn all about this Asian culture tradition and all the details for these exciting events!
Erica Ross

Meet the Contributor: Erica Ross

When Erica is not working as a Librarian at Mayo Clinic, she is consumed by creative projects. She has poured her heart into making thousands of masks during the pandemic, and now is more focused on making polymer clay jewelry.
watching old movies

How Re-Watching Older Movies Brings Me Comfort

In addition to being thoroughly entertained, while re-watching these older movies I often find myself remembering.

Our 10-Day Camper Trip, Part 2: Montana

First, I will be very honest, from Minnesota, this state is far! But once there, we enjoyed our time in Montana. It was like an automatic relaxation mode was turned on.

Field Trip Friday: Adventure Day

This trip is so easy to do as it's a short 45-minute drive from Rochester.  All of the stops are kid and adult-friendly.  Parts are indoors, parts are outdoors.  You can make it as long or short as you want to!  Here's what Adventure Day includes:
running start for school

Let’s Help ALL Students Succeed: School Supply and Backpack Drive

Running Start for School is a "community-wide backpack and school supply drive to ensure that every child in our community is prepared to succeed in school."
fish jumping in lake at sunset

Meet the Contributor: Heather Walsh

When not mom-ing or wife-ing, Heather is a passionate high school educator, teaching about literature, communications, and composition.



Early Education in #RochMN

#Rochmn Events

Drive – In Movies | History Center of Olmsted County
History Center of Olmsted County
8:00 pm
Rochester Farmers Markets
Graham Arena, Olmsted County Fairgrounds
7:30 am
Quarry Hill Bug Hunt Bonanza
Quarry Hill Nature Center
10:00 am

Day Trips

Field Trip Friday: Berry and Bloom Farm

Berry and Bloom Farm is located just outside of Rochester, MN. This special farm is Minnesota's only u-pick flower and blueberry farm!

Field Trip Friday: Duluth

We got invited to a wedding in Duluth and I immediately thought, “Let’s make a weekend of it!”

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