The corn tower stands illuminated in a vibrant sunset following a storm on Monday, June 2, 2020, in southeast Rochester. (Traci Westcott / twestcott@postbulletin.com)
The corn tower stands illuminated in a vibrant sunset following a storm on Monday, June 2, 2020, in southeast Rochester. (Traci Westcott / twestcott@postbulletin.com)
Patience Kankeh tends to her garden on Monday, June 2, 2020, at Cimarron community garden in Rochester. “I come to reset myself. Just because of all the unrest. It helps to come here. Reset myself, water my babies, and then I’ll go take care of my other babies.” Kankeh said of her plans to head to Minneapolis to volunteer and demonstrate in the community where her family lives, in response to the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis police custody. (Traci Westcott / twestcott@postbulletin.com)
Patience Kankeh tends to her garden on Monday, June 2, 2020, at Cimarron community garden in Rochester. “I come to reset myself. Just because of all the unrest. It helps to come here. Reset myself, water my babies, and then I’ll go take care of my other babies.” Kankeh said of her plans to head to Minneapolis to volunteer and demonstrate in the community where her family lives, in response to the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis police custody. (Traci Westcott / twestcott@postbulletin.com)
Kennedy Ombaye, left, and his son, John, assess garden growth with fellow gardener Patience Kankeh on Monday, June 2, 2020, at Cimarron community garden in Rochester. (Traci Westcott / twestcott@postbulletin.com)
Kennedy Ombaye, left, and his son, John, assess garden growth with fellow gardener Patience Kankeh on Monday, June 2, 2020, at Cimarron community garden in Rochester. (Traci Westcott / twestcott@postbulletin.com)
Andrew Sonnaben, 15, catches up with neighbor Patience Kankeh as they tend to their plants on Monday, June 2, 2020, at Cimarron community garden in Rochester. (Traci Westcott / twestcott@postbulletin.com)
Andrew Sonnaben, 15, catches up with neighbor Patience Kankeh as they tend to their plants on Monday, June 2, 2020, at Cimarron community garden in Rochester. (Traci Westcott / twestcott@postbulletin.com)
Kellin Vernio, 4, and his brother Kyron Vernio, 6, left, play with walkie talkies during a break from playing in their backyard pool while celebrating Kyron's birthday Tuesday, June 2, 2020, in Rochester. Kyron got the walkie talkies for his birthday on Tuesday. (Joe Ahlquist / jahlquist@postbulletin.com)
Kellin Vernio, 4, and his brother Kyron Vernio, 6, left, play with walkie talkies during a break from playing in their backyard pool while celebrating Kyron's birthday Tuesday, June 2, 2020, in Rochester. Kyron got the walkie talkies for his birthday on Tuesday. (Joe Ahlquist / jahlquist@postbulletin.com)
Brothers, from left, Kaidon Vernio, 9, Kellin Vernio, 4, and Kyron Vernio, 6, swim in their backyard pool while celebrating Kyron's birthday Tuesday, June 2, 2020, in Rochester. (Joe Ahlquist / jahlquist@postbulletin.com)
Brothers, from left, Kaidon Vernio, 9, Kellin Vernio, 4, and Kyron Vernio, 6, swim in their backyard pool while celebrating Kyron's birthday Tuesday, June 2, 2020, in Rochester. (Joe Ahlquist / jahlquist@postbulletin.com)
Emmet Exsted, 10, launches a cone into the air while playing with a garden hose Tuesday, June 2, 2020, in Rochester. (Joe Ahlquist / jahlquist@postbulletin.com)
Emmet Exsted, 10, launches a cone into the air while playing with a garden hose Tuesday, June 2, 2020, in Rochester. (Joe Ahlquist / jahlquist@postbulletin.com)
Emmet Exsted, 10, sprays his sister Greta, 9, with a garden hose while playing Tuesday, June 2, 2020, in Rochester. (Joe Ahlquist / jahlquist@postbulletin.com)
Emmet Exsted, 10, sprays his sister Greta, 9, with a garden hose while playing Tuesday, June 2, 2020, in Rochester. (Joe Ahlquist / jahlquist@postbulletin.com)
Mariah Z. cuts the hair of her boyfriend Nick K. Tuesday, June 2, 2020, in Rochester. Nick said that Mariah had given him several haircuts lately, but she was going a little shorter this time. (Joe Ahlquist / jahlquist@postbulletin.com)
Mariah Z. cuts the hair of her boyfriend Nick K. Tuesday, June 2, 2020, in Rochester. Nick said that Mariah had given him several haircuts lately, but she was going a little shorter this time. (Joe Ahlquist / jahlquist@postbulletin.com)
Storm clouds are seen over the North Broadway Avenue Dairy Queen Tuesday, May 26, 2020, as they move over Rochester. (Joe Ahlquist / jahlquist@postbulletin.com)
Storm clouds are seen over the North Broadway Avenue Dairy Queen Tuesday, May 26, 2020, as they move over Rochester. (Joe Ahlquist / jahlquist@postbulletin.com)
Neighbors Scott Christiansen and Alan Sanchez, 3, mow their lawns on Monday, May 25, 2020, in Rochester. Alan typically helps his mom mow their lawn, but today joinied in with his neighbor as well. (Traci Westcott / twestcott@postbulletin.com)
Neighbors Scott Christiansen and Alan Sanchez, 3, mow their lawns on Monday, May 25, 2020, in Rochester. Alan typically helps his mom mow their lawn, but today joinied in with his neighbor as well. (Traci Westcott / twestcott@postbulletin.com)
Neighbors Scott Christiansen and Alan Sanchez, 3, mow their lawns on Monday, May 25, 2020, in Rochester. Alan typically helps his mom mow their lawn, but today joinied in with his neighbor as well. (Traci Westcott / twestcott@postbulletin.com)
Neighbors Scott Christiansen and Alan Sanchez, 3, mow their lawns on Monday, May 25, 2020, in Rochester. Alan typically helps his mom mow their lawn, but today joinied in with his neighbor as well. (Traci Westcott / twestcott@postbulletin.com)
Siblings, from left, Cassius, 9, Indira, 5, and Rhys, 3, play a game where their dad, John Porter, not pictured, says bank or river and they have to jump to the corresponding side while waiting for their mom to be done shopping at the farmers market Saturday, May 23, 2020, at Graham Park in Rochester. (Joe Ahlquist / jahlquist@postbulletin.com)
Siblings, from left, Cassius, 9, Indira, 5, and Rhys, 3, play a game where their dad, John Porter, not pictured, says bank or river and they have to jump to the corresponding side while waiting for their mom to be done shopping at the farmers market Saturday, May 23, 2020, at Graham Park in Rochester. (Joe Ahlquist / jahlquist@postbulletin.com)
Sign(s) of the times Saturday, May 23, 2020, in Rochester. (Joe Ahlquist / jahlquist@postbulletin.com)
Sign(s) of the times Saturday, May 23, 2020, in Rochester. (Joe Ahlquist / jahlquist@postbulletin.com)
A runner makes their way along West River Parkway Northwest past flowering trees Thursday afternoon, May 21, 2020, in Rochester. (Joe Ahlquist / jahlquist@postbulletin.com)
A runner makes their way along West River Parkway Northwest past flowering trees Thursday afternoon, May 21, 2020, in Rochester. (Joe Ahlquist / jahlquist@postbulletin.com)
Ezra Marquez, 5, pauses on the bike trail along West River Parkway Northwest while on a ride with his parents, Jessica and Jeremy, and brother, Levi, 1, Thursday afternoon, May 21, 2020, in Rochester. (Joe Ahlquist / jahlquist@postbulletin.com)
Ezra Marquez, 5, pauses on the bike trail along West River Parkway Northwest while on a ride with his parents, Jessica and Jeremy, and brother, Levi, 1, Thursday afternoon, May 21, 2020, in Rochester. (Joe Ahlquist / jahlquist@postbulletin.com)
Vinh Nguyen, of Rochester, plays with his daughters, from left, Kylie, 4, Brianna, 3, Madeline, 5, and Lilly 1, Wednesday, May 20, 2020, on the playground at Cook Park in Rochester. The city of Rochester announced Wednesday that park play structures and playgrounds, including the Silver Lake Skate Park, are now open after being closed because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The city said in a press release that the equipment will not be sanitized, and that users can play at their own risk. (Joe Ahlquist / jahlquist@postbulletin.com)
Vinh Nguyen, of Rochester, plays with his daughters, from left, Kylie, 4, Brianna, 3, Madeline, 5, and Lilly 1, Wednesday, May 20, 2020, on the playground at Cook Park in Rochester. The city of Rochester announced Wednesday that park play structures and playgrounds, including the Silver Lake Skate Park, are now open after being closed because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The city said in a press release that the equipment will not be sanitized, and that users can play at their own risk. (Joe Ahlquist / jahlquist@postbulletin.com)
A new sign is put up outside Galleria at University Square Wednesday, May 20, 2020, in Rochester. The first two floors of retail shops in the University Square complex was re-named Galleria at University Square instead of Shops at University Square. (Joe Ahlquist / jahlquist@postbulletin.com)
A new sign is put up outside Galleria at University Square Wednesday, May 20, 2020, in Rochester. The first two floors of retail shops in the University Square complex was re-named Galleria at University Square instead of Shops at University Square. (Joe Ahlquist / jahlquist@postbulletin.com)
A sidewalk mural to show appreciation for healthcare workers during the COVID-19 pandemic designed by artist Kathleen Roling is seen outside Mayo Clinic's Francis Building on the St. Marys campus Tuesday, May 19, 2020, in Rochester. (Joe Ahlquist / jahlquist@postbulletin.com)
A sidewalk mural to show appreciation for healthcare workers during the COVID-19 pandemic designed by artist Kathleen Roling is seen outside Mayo Clinic's Francis Building on the St. Marys campus Tuesday, May 19, 2020, in Rochester. (Joe Ahlquist / jahlquist@postbulletin.com)
Samantha Richard, of Rochester, crosses Cascade Creek near where it flows into the South Fork of the Zumbro River while on an afternoon walk Thursday, May 14, 2020, in Rochester. (Joe Ahlquist / jahlquist@postbulletin.com)
Samantha Richard, of Rochester, crosses Cascade Creek near where it flows into the South Fork of the Zumbro River while on an afternoon walk Thursday, May 14, 2020, in Rochester. (Joe Ahlquist / jahlquist@postbulletin.com)
Ellie Crowley, left, and Holly Hunt, both of Rochester, hang out in their hammocks at Cooke Park Thursday afternoon, May 14, 2020, in Rochester. "We're taking advantage of summer," said Hunt. (Joe Ahlquist / jahlquist@postbulletin.com)
Ellie Crowley, left, and Holly Hunt, both of Rochester, hang out in their hammocks at Cooke Park Thursday afternoon, May 14, 2020, in Rochester. "We're taking advantage of summer," said Hunt. (Joe Ahlquist / jahlquist@postbulletin.com)
Ellie Crowley, left, and Holly Hunt, both of Rochester, hang out in their hammocks at Cooke Park Thursday afternoon, May 14, 2020, in Rochester. "We're taking advantage of summer," said Hunt. (Joe Ahlquist / jahlquist@postbulletin.com)
Ellie Crowley, left, and Holly Hunt, both of Rochester, hang out in their hammocks at Cooke Park Thursday afternoon, May 14, 2020, in Rochester. "We're taking advantage of summer," said Hunt. (Joe Ahlquist / jahlquist@postbulletin.com)
Construction continues on the the track at Soldiers Field Park Wednesday, May 13, 2020, in Rochester. (Joe Ahlquist / jahlquist@postbulletin.com)
Construction continues on the the track at Soldiers Field Park Wednesday, May 13, 2020, in Rochester. (Joe Ahlquist / jahlquist@postbulletin.com)
Construction continues on the the track at Soldiers Field Park Wednesday, May 13, 2020, in Rochester. (Joe Ahlquist / jahlquist@postbulletin.com)
Construction continues on the the track at Soldiers Field Park Wednesday, May 13, 2020, in Rochester. (Joe Ahlquist / jahlquist@postbulletin.com)
A runner makes their way into the historic Zumbrota Covered Bridge over the North Fork of the Zumbro River Monday, May 11, 2020, in Zumbrota. Heavy snow damaged the covered bridge in February of 2019, and the bridge was restored in the fall that same year. (Joe Ahlquist / jahlquist@postbulletin.com)
A runner makes their way into the historic Zumbrota Covered Bridge over the North Fork of the Zumbro River Monday, May 11, 2020, in Zumbrota. Heavy snow damaged the covered bridge in February of 2019, and the bridge was restored in the fall that same year. (Joe Ahlquist / jahlquist@postbulletin.com)
A child on a bicycle approaches the historic Zumbrota Covered Bridge over the North Fork of the Zumbro River Monday, May 11, 2020, in Zumbrota. Heavy snow damaged the covered bridge in February of 2019, and the bridge was restored in the fall that same year. (Joe Ahlquist / jahlquist@postbulletin.com)
A child on a bicycle approaches the historic Zumbrota Covered Bridge over the North Fork of the Zumbro River Monday, May 11, 2020, in Zumbrota. Heavy snow damaged the covered bridge in February of 2019, and the bridge was restored in the fall that same year. (Joe Ahlquist / jahlquist@postbulletin.com)
Anthony Cook sings Louis Armstrong’s "What a Wonderful World” on his front porch for MPR’s  “Bring the Sing Home, a moment of song” on Friday, May 8, 2020, in Rochester. “I feel like music is a uniter. It comforts, it heals, encourages and supports. I love the song and the lyrics of the song. In spite of everything that’s going on in our world, if you just look around, there is beauty all around us. It’s a difficult time but we will get through it,” Cook said.  (Traci Westcott / twestcott@postbulletin.com)
Anthony Cook sings Louis Armstrong’s "What a Wonderful World” on his front porch for MPR’s “Bring the Sing Home, a moment of song” on Friday, May 8, 2020, in Rochester. “I feel like music is a uniter. It comforts, it heals, encourages and supports. I love the song and the lyrics of the song. In spite of everything that’s going on in our world, if you just look around, there is beauty all around us. It’s a difficult time but we will get through it,” Cook said. (Traci Westcott / twestcott@postbulletin.com)
Anthony Cook sings Louis Armstrong’s "What a Wonderful World” on his front porch for MPR’s  “Bring the Sing Home, a moment of song” on Friday, May 8, 2020, in Rochester. (Traci Westcott / twestcott@postbulletin.com)
Anthony Cook sings Louis Armstrong’s "What a Wonderful World” on his front porch for MPR’s “Bring the Sing Home, a moment of song” on Friday, May 8, 2020, in Rochester. (Traci Westcott / twestcott@postbulletin.com)
Anthony Cook sings Louis Armstrong’s "What a Wonderful World” on his front porch for MPR’s  “Bring the Sing Home, a moment of song” on Friday, May 8, 2020, in Rochester. (Traci Westcott / twestcott@postbulletin.com)
Anthony Cook sings Louis Armstrong’s "What a Wonderful World” on his front porch for MPR’s “Bring the Sing Home, a moment of song” on Friday, May 8, 2020, in Rochester. (Traci Westcott / twestcott@postbulletin.com)
Anthony Cook sings Louis Armstrong’s "What a Wonderful World” on his front porch for MPR’s  “Bring the Sing Home, a moment of song” on Friday, May 8, 2020, in Rochester. (Traci Westcott / twestcott@postbulletin.com)
Anthony Cook sings Louis Armstrong’s "What a Wonderful World” on his front porch for MPR’s “Bring the Sing Home, a moment of song” on Friday, May 8, 2020, in Rochester. (Traci Westcott / twestcott@postbulletin.com)
A family of foxes gets some time outside their den Thursday afternoon, May 7, 2020, near Goodhue. (Joe Ahlquist / jahlquist@postbulletin.com)
A family of foxes gets some time outside their den Thursday afternoon, May 7, 2020, near Goodhue. (Joe Ahlquist / jahlquist@postbulletin.com)
A family of foxes gets some time outside their den Thursday afternoon, May 7, 2020, near Goodhue. (Joe Ahlquist / jahlquist@postbulletin.com)
A family of foxes gets some time outside their den Thursday afternoon, May 7, 2020, near Goodhue. (Joe Ahlquist / jahlquist@postbulletin.com)
Laurie Benway, right, and Nikki Kuehni work on a window display honoring Red Wing High School's class of 2020 Tuesday, May 5, 2020, in the Walgreens Corner Drug window in downtown Red Wing. Children across the state, including in Red Wing, have been doing distance learning because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Benway and Kuenhi are both parents to seniors, and said that they wanted to do something special since the kids' senior year was cut short. (Joe Ahlquist / jahlquist@postbulletin.com)
Laurie Benway, right, and Nikki Kuehni work on a window display honoring Red Wing High School's class of 2020 Tuesday, May 5, 2020, in the Walgreens Corner Drug window in downtown Red Wing. Children across the state, including in Red Wing, have been doing distance learning because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Benway and Kuenhi are both parents to seniors, and said that they wanted to do something special since the kids' senior year was cut short. (Joe Ahlquist / jahlquist@postbulletin.com)
Laurie Benway, left, and Nikki Kuehni work on a window display honoring Red Wing High School's class of 2020 Tuesday, May 5, 2020, in the Walgreens Corner Drug window in downtown Red Wing. Children across the state, including in Red Wing, have been doing distance learning because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Benway and Kuenhi are both parents to seniors, and said that they wanted to do something special since the kids' senior year was cut short. (Joe Ahlquist / jahlquist@postbulletin.com)
Laurie Benway, left, and Nikki Kuehni work on a window display honoring Red Wing High School's class of 2020 Tuesday, May 5, 2020, in the Walgreens Corner Drug window in downtown Red Wing. Children across the state, including in Red Wing, have been doing distance learning because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Benway and Kuenhi are both parents to seniors, and said that they wanted to do something special since the kids' senior year was cut short. (Joe Ahlquist / jahlquist@postbulletin.com)
Laurie Benway, left, and Nikki Kuehni work on a window display honoring Red Wing High School's class of 2020 Tuesday, May 5, 2020, in the Walgreens Corner Drug window in downtown Red Wing. Children across the state, including in Red Wing, have been doing distance learning because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Benway and Kuenhi are both parents to seniors, and said that they wanted to do something special since the kids' senior year was cut short. (Joe Ahlquist / jahlquist@postbulletin.com)
Laurie Benway, left, and Nikki Kuehni work on a window display honoring Red Wing High School's class of 2020 Tuesday, May 5, 2020, in the Walgreens Corner Drug window in downtown Red Wing. Children across the state, including in Red Wing, have been doing distance learning because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Benway and Kuenhi are both parents to seniors, and said that they wanted to do something special since the kids' senior year was cut short. (Joe Ahlquist / jahlquist@postbulletin.com)
Farmer Jerry Finn checks his fertilizer while planting corn in a field off 151st Avenue Thursday, April 30, 2020, southeast of Pleasant Grove, Minn. (Joe Ahlquist / jahlquist@postbulletin.com)
Farmer Jerry Finn checks his fertilizer while planting corn in a field off 151st Avenue Thursday, April 30, 2020, southeast of Pleasant Grove, Minn. (Joe Ahlquist / jahlquist@postbulletin.com)
Farmer Jerry Finn plants corn in a field off 151st Avenue Thursday, April 30, 2020, southeast of Pleasant Grove, Minn. (Joe Ahlquist / jahlquist@postbulletin.com)
Farmer Jerry Finn plants corn in a field off 151st Avenue Thursday, April 30, 2020, southeast of Pleasant Grove, Minn. (Joe Ahlquist / jahlquist@postbulletin.com)
Farmer Jerry Finn plants corn in a field off 151st Avenue Thursday, April 30, 2020, southeast of Pleasant Grove, Minn. (Joe Ahlquist / jahlquist@postbulletin.com)
Farmer Jerry Finn plants corn in a field off 151st Avenue Thursday, April 30, 2020, southeast of Pleasant Grove, Minn. (Joe Ahlquist / jahlquist@postbulletin.com)
A rooster pheasant runs through a sliver of light in a field Thursday, April 30, 2020, near Pleasant Grove, Minn. (Joe Ahlquist / jahlquist@postbulletin.com)
A rooster pheasant runs through a sliver of light in a field Thursday, April 30, 2020, near Pleasant Grove, Minn. (Joe Ahlquist / jahlquist@postbulletin.com)
A gaggle of geese wait to cross a path as people walk and take advantage of the nice weather on Thursday, April 30, 2020, at Silver Lake Park in Rochester. (Traci Westcott / twestcott@postbulletin.com)
A gaggle of geese wait to cross a path as people walk and take advantage of the nice weather on Thursday, April 30, 2020, at Silver Lake Park in Rochester. (Traci Westcott / twestcott@postbulletin.com)
Gosling take a drink from a puddle on Thursday, April 30, 2020, at Silver Lake Park in Rochester. (Traci Westcott / twestcott@postbulletin.com)
Gosling take a drink from a puddle on Thursday, April 30, 2020, at Silver Lake Park in Rochester. (Traci Westcott / twestcott@postbulletin.com)
Lonny Horihan, right, points towards a bite on DeMaine Barker's line while fishing together on Thursday, April 30, 2020,at Silver Lake Park in Rochester. The two have met at the spot a while ago, Horihan comes weekly to fish and pray while Barker comes daily to fish. (Traci Westcott / twestcott@postbulletin.com)
Lonny Horihan, right, points towards a bite on DeMaine Barker's line while fishing together on Thursday, April 30, 2020,at Silver Lake Park in Rochester. The two have met at the spot a while ago, Horihan comes weekly to fish and pray while Barker comes daily to fish. (Traci Westcott / twestcott@postbulletin.com)
People boat and fish on Chester Lake on Thursday, April 30, 2020, at Chester Woods Park in Eyota. (Traci Westcott / twestcott@postbulletin.com)
People boat and fish on Chester Lake on Thursday, April 30, 2020, at Chester Woods Park in Eyota. (Traci Westcott / twestcott@postbulletin.com)
People boat and fish on Chester Lake on Thursday, April 30, 2020, at Chester Woods Park in Eyota. (Traci Westcott / twestcott@postbulletin.com)
People boat and fish on Chester Lake on Thursday, April 30, 2020, at Chester Woods Park in Eyota. (Traci Westcott / twestcott@postbulletin.com)
Adelaide Jacobson, 5, spins around her dad, Justin Jacobson, after running down the block as he plays guitar while waiting for her 2-year-old brother, Emrys, to catch up Wednesday afternoon, April 29, 2020, in Rochester. Justin said that after Tuesday and Wednesday morning's weather they had to get outside and take advantage of the sunshine. "We try to get out as much as we can," he said. (Joe Ahlquist / jahlquist@postbulletin.com)
Adelaide Jacobson, 5, spins around her dad, Justin Jacobson, after running down the block as he plays guitar while waiting for her 2-year-old brother, Emrys, to catch up Wednesday afternoon, April 29, 2020, in Rochester. Justin said that after Tuesday and Wednesday morning's weather they had to get outside and take advantage of the sunshine. "We try to get out as much as we can," he said. (Joe Ahlquist / jahlquist@postbulletin.com)
Devon Peterson, center, attempts a behind the back and over the head shot as Safelite AutoGlass coworkers, from left, Josh Gilbertson, Cody Eggler, Matt Grobe and Eric Books watch Friday, April 24, 2020, in Rochester. The group was shooting some hoops while taking a break between installs and enjoying the nice weather Friday afternoon. (Joe Ahlquist / jahlquist@postbulletin.com)
Devon Peterson, center, attempts a behind the back and over the head shot as Safelite AutoGlass coworkers, from left, Josh Gilbertson, Cody Eggler, Matt Grobe and Eric Books watch Friday, April 24, 2020, in Rochester. The group was shooting some hoops while taking a break between installs and enjoying the nice weather Friday afternoon. (Joe Ahlquist / jahlquist@postbulletin.com)
Mark Frederickson--and the solar panels on the roof--enjoy the sunshine Thursday, April 16, 2020, in northeast Rochester. Frederickson was spending part of his Thursday afternoon with a book and a cup of coffee in the sunshine outside his home. (Joe Ahlquist / jahlquist@postbulletin.com)
Mark Frederickson--and the solar panels on the roof--enjoy the sunshine Thursday, April 16, 2020, in northeast Rochester. Frederickson was spending part of his Thursday afternoon with a book and a cup of coffee in the sunshine outside his home. (Joe Ahlquist / jahlquist@postbulletin.com)
Travis Hawley, of Rochester, takes advantage of a breezy day with some kiteboard training Friday, April 17, 2020, at the Watson Sports Complex in northwest Rochester. Kiteboarding is an action sport where a person rides a board on water or ice while connected to a kite. Hawley said that using the kiteboard training kite helps him prepare for the sport in the offseason, which he said was the period of time when the ice is too thin to be safe. Hawley also added, "I'm getting pretty sick of staying inside," referring to the ongoing stay at home order in Minnesota in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Certain outdoor activities are allowed under Gov. Tim Walz's stay at home order as long as people can keep distance between themselves. (Joe Ahlquist / jahlquist@postbulletin.com)
Travis Hawley, of Rochester, takes advantage of a breezy day with some kiteboard training Friday, April 17, 2020, at the Watson Sports Complex in northwest Rochester. Kiteboarding is an action sport where a person rides a board on water or ice while connected to a kite. Hawley said that using the kiteboard training kite helps him prepare for the sport in the offseason, which he said was the period of time when the ice is too thin to be safe. Hawley also added, "I'm getting pretty sick of staying inside," referring to the ongoing stay at home order in Minnesota in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Certain outdoor activities are allowed under Gov. Tim Walz's stay at home order as long as people can keep distance between themselves. (Joe Ahlquist / jahlquist@postbulletin.com)
A runner makes their way around Silver Lake Friday, April 17, 2020, in Rochester. (Joe Ahlquist / jahlquist@postbulletin.com)
A runner makes their way around Silver Lake Friday, April 17, 2020, in Rochester. (Joe Ahlquist / jahlquist@postbulletin.com)
Bob Silker gasses up his 1962 Farmall 706 tractor Wednesday afternoon, April 8, 2020, in Byron. "She's one of my beauties," said Silker, adding that he would be headed back to the farm to use the tractor for some chores later in the afternoon. (Joe Ahlquist / jahlquist@postbulletin.com)
Bob Silker gasses up his 1962 Farmall 706 tractor Wednesday afternoon, April 8, 2020, in Byron. "She's one of my beauties," said Silker, adding that he would be headed back to the farm to use the tractor for some chores later in the afternoon. (Joe Ahlquist / jahlquist@postbulletin.com)