Melting snow pools on Peace Plaza near the Heart of the City construction site as more snow falls Tuesday morning, Nov. 24, 2020, in downtown Rochester. (Joe Ahlquist / jahlquist@postbulletin.com)
Melting snow pools on Peace Plaza near the Heart of the City construction site as more snow falls Tuesday morning, Nov. 24, 2020, in downtown Rochester. (Joe Ahlquist / jahlquist@postbulletin.com)
The skyway over Second Street Southwest is decorated for the holidays as snow falls Tuesday morning, Nov. 24, 2020, in downtown Rochester. (Joe Ahlquist / jahlquist@postbulletin.com)
The skyway over Second Street Southwest is decorated for the holidays as snow falls Tuesday morning, Nov. 24, 2020, in downtown Rochester. (Joe Ahlquist / jahlquist@postbulletin.com)
A pedestrian crosses a slushy East Center Street Tuesday morning, Nov. 24, 2020, in downtown Rochester. (Joe Ahlquist / jahlquist@postbulletin.com)
A pedestrian crosses a slushy East Center Street Tuesday morning, Nov. 24, 2020, in downtown Rochester. (Joe Ahlquist / jahlquist@postbulletin.com)
Scott Decker, left, with Hiawatha Homes, and Toney Rubey bring a Festival of Trees holiday tree into Fagan Studios to be on display in the storefront Monday, Nov. 23, 2020, in downtown Rochester. The Rochester Downtown Alliance is hosting a portion of Hiawatha Homes’ 2020 Festival of Trees. The downtown holiday trees from the annual holiday-themed fundraiser will be on display from Nov. 27 through Dec. 31. With the pandemic in mind, the 35 trees on display throughout downtown will be viewable from outside storefronts at ten different locations within walking distance from one another. (Joe Ahlquist / jahlquist@postbulletin.com)
Scott Decker, left, with Hiawatha Homes, and Toney Rubey bring a Festival of Trees holiday tree into Fagan Studios to be on display in the storefront Monday, Nov. 23, 2020, in downtown Rochester. The Rochester Downtown Alliance is hosting a portion of Hiawatha Homes’ 2020 Festival of Trees. The downtown holiday trees from the annual holiday-themed fundraiser will be on display from Nov. 27 through Dec. 31. With the pandemic in mind, the 35 trees on display throughout downtown will be viewable from outside storefronts at ten different locations within walking distance from one another. (Joe Ahlquist / jahlquist@postbulletin.com)
A runner makes their way around the Soldiers Field track as Mayo Clinic’s Plummer Building glows purple to honor victims of COVID-19 and the frontline workers battling the pandemic Thursday night, Nov. 19, 2020, in Rochester. Gov. Tim Walz and Lt. Gov. Peggy Flanagan invited landmarks across the state of Minnesota to be lit purple Thursday night as a moment of unity across the state. The City-County Government Center and the Mayo Civic Center were also lit purple Thursday. (Joe Ahlquist / jahlquist@postbulletin.com)
A runner makes their way around the Soldiers Field track as Mayo Clinic’s Plummer Building glows purple to honor victims of COVID-19 and the frontline workers battling the pandemic Thursday night, Nov. 19, 2020, in Rochester. Gov. Tim Walz and Lt. Gov. Peggy Flanagan invited landmarks across the state of Minnesota to be lit purple Thursday night as a moment of unity across the state. The City-County Government Center and the Mayo Civic Center were also lit purple Thursday. (Joe Ahlquist / jahlquist@postbulletin.com)
Mayo Clinic’s Plummer Building stands out amongst the Rochester skyline while lit purple to honor victims of COVID-19 and the frontline workers battling the pandemic Thursday night, Nov. 19, 2020. Gov. Tim Walz and Lt. Gov. Peggy Flanagan invited landmarks across the state of Minnesota to be lit purple Thursday night as a moment of unity across the state. The City-County Government Center and the Mayo Civic Center were also lit purple Thursday. (Joe Ahlquist / jahlquist@postbulletin.com)
Mayo Clinic’s Plummer Building stands out amongst the Rochester skyline while lit purple to honor victims of COVID-19 and the frontline workers battling the pandemic Thursday night, Nov. 19, 2020. Gov. Tim Walz and Lt. Gov. Peggy Flanagan invited landmarks across the state of Minnesota to be lit purple Thursday night as a moment of unity across the state. The City-County Government Center and the Mayo Civic Center were also lit purple Thursday. (Joe Ahlquist / jahlquist@postbulletin.com)
Mayo Clinic’s Plummer Building stands out amongst the Rochester skyline while lit purple to honor victims of COVID-19 and the frontline workers battling the pandemic Thursday night, Nov. 19, 2020. Gov. Tim Walz and Lt. Gov. Peggy Flanagan invited landmarks across the state of Minnesota to be lit purple Thursday night as a moment of unity across the state. The City-County Government Center and the Mayo Civic Center were also lit purple Thursday. (Joe Ahlquist / jahlquist@postbulletin.com)
Mayo Clinic’s Plummer Building stands out amongst the Rochester skyline while lit purple to honor victims of COVID-19 and the frontline workers battling the pandemic Thursday night, Nov. 19, 2020. Gov. Tim Walz and Lt. Gov. Peggy Flanagan invited landmarks across the state of Minnesota to be lit purple Thursday night as a moment of unity across the state. The City-County Government Center and the Mayo Civic Center were also lit purple Thursday. (Joe Ahlquist / jahlquist@postbulletin.com)
Mayo Clinic’s Plummer Building stands out amongst the Rochester skyline while lit purple to honor victims of COVID-19 and the frontline workers battling the pandemic Thursday night, Nov. 19, 2020. Gov. Tim Walz and Lt. Gov. Peggy Flanagan invited landmarks across the state of Minnesota to be lit purple Thursday night as a moment of unity across the state. The City-County Government Center and the Mayo Civic Center were also lit purple Thursday. (Joe Ahlquist / jahlquist@postbulletin.com)
Mayo Clinic’s Plummer Building stands out amongst the Rochester skyline while lit purple to honor victims of COVID-19 and the frontline workers battling the pandemic Thursday night, Nov. 19, 2020. Gov. Tim Walz and Lt. Gov. Peggy Flanagan invited landmarks across the state of Minnesota to be lit purple Thursday night as a moment of unity across the state. The City-County Government Center and the Mayo Civic Center were also lit purple Thursday. (Joe Ahlquist / jahlquist@postbulletin.com)
Mayo Clinic’s Plummer Building stands out amongst the Rochester skyline while lit purple to honor victims of COVID-19 and the frontline workers battling the pandemic Thursday night, Nov. 19, 2020. Gov. Tim Walz and Lt. Gov. Peggy Flanagan invited landmarks across the state of Minnesota to be lit purple Thursday night as a moment of unity across the state. The City-County Government Center and the Mayo Civic Center were also lit purple Thursday. (Joe Ahlquist / jahlquist@postbulletin.com)
Mayo Clinic’s Plummer Building stands out amongst the Rochester skyline while lit purple to honor victims of COVID-19 and the frontline workers battling the pandemic Thursday night, Nov. 19, 2020. Gov. Tim Walz and Lt. Gov. Peggy Flanagan invited landmarks across the state of Minnesota to be lit purple Thursday night as a moment of unity across the state. The City-County Government Center and the Mayo Civic Center were also lit purple Thursday. (Joe Ahlquist / jahlquist@postbulletin.com)
Victoria White of Rochester leads a group of about 10 protesters chanting “stop the steal” and “drain the swamp” on Saturday, November 14, 2020, outside the Olmsted County Government Center in Rochester. (Traci Westcott / twestcott@postbulletin.com)
Victoria White of Rochester leads a group of about 10 protesters chanting “stop the steal” and “drain the swamp” on Saturday, November 14, 2020, outside the Olmsted County Government Center in Rochester. (Traci Westcott / twestcott@postbulletin.com)
A group of about 10 protesters chant “stop the steal” and “drain the swamp”, protesting the results of the election, on Saturday, November 14, 2020, outside the Olmsted County Government Center in Rochester. (Traci Westcott / twestcott@postbulletin.com)
A group of about 10 protesters chant “stop the steal” and “drain the swamp”, protesting the results of the election, on Saturday, November 14, 2020, outside the Olmsted County Government Center in Rochester. (Traci Westcott / twestcott@postbulletin.com)

Victoria White of Rochester leads a group of about 10 protesters chanting “stop the steal” and “drain the swamp” on Saturday, November 14, 2020, outside the Olmsted County Government Center in Rochester. (Traci Westcott / twestcott@postbulletin.com)
Victoria White of Rochester leads a group of about 10 protesters chanting “stop the steal” and “drain the swamp” on Saturday, November 14, 2020, outside the Olmsted County Government Center in Rochester. (Traci Westcott / twestcott@postbulletin.com)
Jason Pottorff, of Rochester, rides along Silver Lake as the sun sets Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2020, at Silver Lake Park in Rochester. (Joe Ahlquist / jahlquist@postbulletin.com)
Jason Pottorff, of Rochester, rides along Silver Lake as the sun sets Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2020, at Silver Lake Park in Rochester. (Joe Ahlquist / jahlquist@postbulletin.com)
Carter Mitchell, 8, of Greenville, Wis., plays tennis with his grandpa, Paul Schneider (not pictured), also of Greenville, at Soldiers Field Park while waiting for his sister, who was at an appointment at Mayo Clinic, Friday afternoon, Nov. 6, 2020, in Rochester. "He's trying to keep me young is what he's doing," said Schneider. (Joe Ahlquist / jahlquist@postbulletin.com)
Carter Mitchell, 8, of Greenville, Wis., plays tennis with his grandpa, Paul Schneider (not pictured), also of Greenville, at Soldiers Field Park while waiting for his sister, who was at an appointment at Mayo Clinic, Friday afternoon, Nov. 6, 2020, in Rochester. "He's trying to keep me young is what he's doing," said Schneider. (Joe Ahlquist / jahlquist@postbulletin.com)
Carter Mitchell, 8, of Greenville, Wis., plays tennis with his grandpa, Paul Schneider, also of Greenville, at Soldiers Field Park while waiting for his sister, who was at an appointment at Mayo Clinic, Friday afternoon, Nov. 6, 2020, in Rochester. "He's trying to keep me young is what he's doing," said Schneider. (Joe Ahlquist / jahlquist@postbulletin.com)
Carter Mitchell, 8, of Greenville, Wis., plays tennis with his grandpa, Paul Schneider, also of Greenville, at Soldiers Field Park while waiting for his sister, who was at an appointment at Mayo Clinic, Friday afternoon, Nov. 6, 2020, in Rochester. "He's trying to keep me young is what he's doing," said Schneider. (Joe Ahlquist / jahlquist@postbulletin.com)

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