A cow herd is seen on Wednesday, February 24, 2021, along Hwy 14 between St.Charles and Dover. (Traci Westcott / twestcott@postbulletin.com)
A cow herd is seen on Wednesday, February 24, 2021, along Hwy 14 between St.Charles and Dover. (Traci Westcott / twestcott@postbulletin.com)
Mochi the pomeranian gets some fresh air while sitting with Susie Nelson as Nelson waits for her sister, Mochi's owner, Wednesday afternoon, Feb. 24, 2021, in downtown Rochester. (Joe Ahlquist / jahlquist@postbulletin.com)
Mochi the pomeranian gets some fresh air while sitting with Susie Nelson as Nelson waits for her sister, Mochi's owner, Wednesday afternoon, Feb. 24, 2021, in downtown Rochester. (Joe Ahlquist / jahlquist@postbulletin.com)
Zeb Wilson sleds down a snow pile while playing in the snow with his children, Katalaya, 7, above from left, Arabella, 3, Jamarion, 13, and his wife Jeanne Wilson, not pictured, Monday, Feb. 22, 2021, near the Northrup Community Education Center in Rochester. Recent days of cold weather gave way to warmer temperatures Monday, and fresh snow over the weekend made for good sledding conditions. (Joe Ahlquist / jahlquist@postbulletin.com)
Zeb Wilson sleds down a snow pile while playing in the snow with his children, Katalaya, 7, above from left, Arabella, 3, Jamarion, 13, and his wife Jeanne Wilson, not pictured, Monday, Feb. 22, 2021, near the Northrup Community Education Center in Rochester. Recent days of cold weather gave way to warmer temperatures Monday, and fresh snow over the weekend made for good sledding conditions. (Joe Ahlquist / jahlquist@postbulletin.com)
Jeanne Wilson reaches down for her daughter Arabella, 3, while playing in the snow with her husband, Zeb Wilson, son, Jamarion, 13, and other daughter, Katalaya, 7, not pictured, Monday, Feb. 22, 2021, near the Northrup Community Education Center in Rochester. Recent days of cold weather gave way to warmer temperatures Monday, and fresh snow over the weekend made for good sledding conditions. (Joe Ahlquist / jahlquist@postbulletin.com)
Jeanne Wilson reaches down for her daughter Arabella, 3, while playing in the snow with her husband, Zeb Wilson, son, Jamarion, 13, and other daughter, Katalaya, 7, not pictured, Monday, Feb. 22, 2021, near the Northrup Community Education Center in Rochester. Recent days of cold weather gave way to warmer temperatures Monday, and fresh snow over the weekend made for good sledding conditions. (Joe Ahlquist / jahlquist@postbulletin.com)
Jeanne Wilson sleds down a snow pile while playing in the snow with her husband, Zeb Wilson, right, son, Jamarion, 13, center, and two daughters, Arabella, 3, and Katalaya, 7, both not pictured, Monday, Feb. 22, 2021, near the Northrup Community Education Center in Rochester. Recent days of cold weather gave way to warmer temperatures Monday, and fresh snow over the weekend made for good sledding conditions. (Joe Ahlquist / jahlquist@postbulletin.com)
Jeanne Wilson sleds down a snow pile while playing in the snow with her husband, Zeb Wilson, right, son, Jamarion, 13, center, and two daughters, Arabella, 3, and Katalaya, 7, both not pictured, Monday, Feb. 22, 2021, near the Northrup Community Education Center in Rochester. Recent days of cold weather gave way to warmer temperatures Monday, and fresh snow over the weekend made for good sledding conditions. (Joe Ahlquist / jahlquist@postbulletin.com)
Traffic moves along Broadway Avenue North Monday, Feb. 22, 2021, in Rochester. (Joe Ahlquist / jahlquist@postbulletin.com)
Traffic moves along Broadway Avenue North Monday, Feb. 22, 2021, in Rochester. (Joe Ahlquist / jahlquist@postbulletin.com)
Rochester resident Ron Parker's breath is visible as he winds up for a throw while playing disc golf Monday, Feb. 15, 2021, at Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Park in Rochester. Temperatures stayed below zero all day Monday, according to the National Weather Service. "I just can't stay away from disc golf," said Parker. (Joe Ahlquist / jahlquist@postbulletin.com)
Rochester resident Ron Parker's breath is visible as he winds up for a throw while playing disc golf Monday, Feb. 15, 2021, at Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Park in Rochester. Temperatures stayed below zero all day Monday, according to the National Weather Service. "I just can't stay away from disc golf," said Parker. (Joe Ahlquist / jahlquist@postbulletin.com)
Martha Williamson, of Rochester, stays bundled up while out for a walk around Silver Lake Monday, Feb. 15, 2021, in Rochester. Temperatures stayed below zero all day Monday, according to the National Weather Service. "Not sure why," Williamson said about being out for a walk in the cold before explaining that she'd been cooped up for the last few days and needed to get out. (Joe Ahlquist / jahlquist@postbulletin.com)
Martha Williamson, of Rochester, stays bundled up while out for a walk around Silver Lake Monday, Feb. 15, 2021, in Rochester. Temperatures stayed below zero all day Monday, according to the National Weather Service. "Not sure why," Williamson said about being out for a walk in the cold before explaining that she'd been cooped up for the last few days and needed to get out. (Joe Ahlquist / jahlquist@postbulletin.com)
Rochester resident Ron Parker's breath is visible as he winds up for a throw while playing disc golf Monday, Feb. 15, 2021, at Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Park in Rochester. Temperatures stayed below zero all day Monday, according to the National Weather Service. "I just can't stay away from disc golf," said Parker. (Joe Ahlquist / jahlquist@postbulletin.com)
Rochester resident Ron Parker's breath is visible as he winds up for a throw while playing disc golf Monday, Feb. 15, 2021, at Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Park in Rochester. Temperatures stayed below zero all day Monday, according to the National Weather Service. "I just can't stay away from disc golf," said Parker. (Joe Ahlquist / jahlquist@postbulletin.com)
A person on an electric scooter rides into downtown on Second Street Northwest Monday, Feb. 15, 2021, in Rochester. Temperatures stayed below zero all day Monday, according to the National Weather Service. (Joe Ahlquist / jahlquist@postbulletin.com)
A person on an electric scooter rides into downtown on Second Street Northwest Monday, Feb. 15, 2021, in Rochester. Temperatures stayed below zero all day Monday, according to the National Weather Service. (Joe Ahlquist / jahlquist@postbulletin.com)
Sunlight from Mayo Clinic's Graham Parking Ramp reflects onto an adjacent building across First Street Northwest Monday, Feb. 15, 2021, in Rochester. Temperatures stayed below zero all day Monday, according to the National Weather Service. (Joe Ahlquist / jahlquist@postbulletin.com)
Sunlight from Mayo Clinic's Graham Parking Ramp reflects onto an adjacent building across First Street Northwest Monday, Feb. 15, 2021, in Rochester. Temperatures stayed below zero all day Monday, according to the National Weather Service. (Joe Ahlquist / jahlquist@postbulletin.com)
Martha Williamson, of Rochester, stays bundled up while out for a walk around Silver Lake Monday, Feb. 15, 2021, in Rochester. Temperatures stayed below zero all day Monday, according to the National Weather Service. "Not sure why," Williamson said about being out for a walk in the cold before explaining that she'd been cooped up for the last few days and needed to get out. (Joe Ahlquist / jahlquist@postbulletin.com)
Martha Williamson, of Rochester, stays bundled up while out for a walk around Silver Lake Monday, Feb. 15, 2021, in Rochester. Temperatures stayed below zero all day Monday, according to the National Weather Service. "Not sure why," Williamson said about being out for a walk in the cold before explaining that she'd been cooped up for the last few days and needed to get out. (Joe Ahlquist / jahlquist@postbulletin.com)
Ron Parker, of Rochester, plays disc golf Monday, Feb. 15, 2021, at Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Park in Rochester. Temperatures stayed below zero all day Monday, according to the National Weather Service. "I just can't stay away from disc golf," said Parker. (Joe Ahlquist / jahlquist@postbulletin.com)
Ron Parker, of Rochester, plays disc golf Monday, Feb. 15, 2021, at Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Park in Rochester. Temperatures stayed below zero all day Monday, according to the National Weather Service. "I just can't stay away from disc golf," said Parker. (Joe Ahlquist / jahlquist@postbulletin.com)
A ring around the setting sun frames Rochester's iconic corn tower Friday, Feb. 12, 2021. (Joe Ahlquist / jahlquist@postbulletin.com)
A ring around the setting sun frames Rochester's iconic corn tower Friday, Feb. 12, 2021. (Joe Ahlquist / jahlquist@postbulletin.com)
Pedestrians cross West Center Street as temperatures drop for the evening Thursday, Feb. 11, 2021, in downtown Rochester. According to the National Weather Service, temperatures never got above zero Thursday. (Joe Ahlquist / jahlquist@postbulletin.com)
Pedestrians cross West Center Street as temperatures drop for the evening Thursday, Feb. 11, 2021, in downtown Rochester. According to the National Weather Service, temperatures never got above zero Thursday. (Joe Ahlquist / jahlquist@postbulletin.com)
Keegan Hakala and Nicole Einsman make their way through Improv-ICE, an adaption of SocialICE, with their 1-year-old son, Vanek, Thursday, Feb. 11, 2021, in downtown Rochester. (Joe Ahlquist / jahlquist@postbulletin.com)
Keegan Hakala and Nicole Einsman make their way through Improv-ICE, an adaption of SocialICE, with their 1-year-old son, Vanek, Thursday, Feb. 11, 2021, in downtown Rochester. (Joe Ahlquist / jahlquist@postbulletin.com)
Keegan Hakala and Nicole Einsman make their way through Improv-ICE, an adaption of SocialICE, with their 1-year-old son, Vanek, Thursday, Feb. 11, 2021, in downtown Rochester. (Joe Ahlquist / jahlquist@postbulletin.com)
Keegan Hakala and Nicole Einsman make their way through Improv-ICE, an adaption of SocialICE, with their 1-year-old son, Vanek, Thursday, Feb. 11, 2021, in downtown Rochester. (Joe Ahlquist / jahlquist@postbulletin.com)
Amelia Diedrich, 9, left, of Rochester, and her sister, Nora, 5, get a closer look at the Heart of the City construction project while playing on a snow bank Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2021, in downtown Rochester. The two were with their mom waiting for another family before checking out Improv-ICE, an adaption of SocialICE, which runs through Feb. 14. (Joe Ahlquist / jahlquist@postbulletin.com)
Amelia Diedrich, 9, left, of Rochester, and her sister, Nora, 5, get a closer look at the Heart of the City construction project while playing on a snow bank Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2021, in downtown Rochester. The two were with their mom waiting for another family before checking out Improv-ICE, an adaption of SocialICE, which runs through Feb. 14. (Joe Ahlquist / jahlquist@postbulletin.com)
Canada geese and mallards find a bit of open water in the South Fork of the Zumbro River Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2021, along Broadway Avenue South in Rochester. (Joe Ahlquist / jahlquist@postbulletin.com)
Canada geese and mallards find a bit of open water in the South Fork of the Zumbro River Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2021, along Broadway Avenue South in Rochester. (Joe Ahlquist / jahlquist@postbulletin.com)
A flock of mallards find a bit of open water in the South Fork of the Zumbro River Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2021, along Broadway Avenue South in Rochester. (Joe Ahlquist / jahlquist@postbulletin.com)
A flock of mallards find a bit of open water in the South Fork of the Zumbro River Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2021, along Broadway Avenue South in Rochester. (Joe Ahlquist / jahlquist@postbulletin.com)
Frost forms on a window during sunset on Saturday, February 6, 2021, in Rochester. A wind chill advisory is in place as wind chill values may dip as low as -30 on Saturday night. (Traci Westcott / twestcott@postbulletin.com)
Frost forms on a window during sunset on Saturday, February 6, 2021, in Rochester. A wind chill advisory is in place as wind chill values may dip as low as -30 on Saturday night. (Traci Westcott / twestcott@postbulletin.com)
An ice pillar is seen as the sunset behind the corn tower on Saturday, February 6, 2021, at Peace Plaza in Rochester. (Traci Westcott / twestcott@postbulletin.com)
An ice pillar is seen as the sunset behind the corn tower on Saturday, February 6, 2021, at Peace Plaza in Rochester. (Traci Westcott / twestcott@postbulletin.com)
Frost forms on a window during sunset on Saturday, February 6, 2021, in Rochester. A wind chill advisory is in place as wind chill values may dip as low as -30 on Saturday night. (Traci Westcott / twestcott@postbulletin.com)
Frost forms on a window during sunset on Saturday, February 6, 2021, in Rochester. A wind chill advisory is in place as wind chill values may dip as low as -30 on Saturday night. (Traci Westcott / twestcott@postbulletin.com)
Nick Lensing, with Minnesota Ice, works on an ice sculpture for Improv-ICE, an adaptation of SocialICE, Friday, Feb. 5, 2021, at Peace Plaza in downtown Rochester. Improv-ICE runs Feb. 6-14, and will feature ice sculptures at Peace Plaza, a Together Community Portrait featuring submitted selfies painted by local artists, a "buy a meal, give a meal" restaurant campaign, and an #ImprovICE photo contest. (Joe Ahlquist / jahlquist@postbulletin.com)
Nick Lensing, with Minnesota Ice, works on an ice sculpture for Improv-ICE, an adaptation of SocialICE, Friday, Feb. 5, 2021, at Peace Plaza in downtown Rochester. Improv-ICE runs Feb. 6-14, and will feature ice sculptures at Peace Plaza, a Together Community Portrait featuring submitted selfies painted by local artists, a "buy a meal, give a meal" restaurant campaign, and an #ImprovICE photo contest. (Joe Ahlquist / jahlquist@postbulletin.com)
Nick Lensing, with Minnesota Ice, works on an ice sculpture for Improv-ICE, an adaptation of SocialICE, Friday, Feb. 5, 2021, at Peace Plaza in downtown Rochester. Improv-ICE runs Feb. 6-14, and will feature ice sculptures at Peace Plaza, a Together Community Portrait featuring submitted selfies painted by local artists, a "buy a meal, give a meal" restaurant campaign, and an #ImprovICE photo contest. (Joe Ahlquist / jahlquist@postbulletin.com)
Nick Lensing, with Minnesota Ice, works on an ice sculpture for Improv-ICE, an adaptation of SocialICE, Friday, Feb. 5, 2021, at Peace Plaza in downtown Rochester. Improv-ICE runs Feb. 6-14, and will feature ice sculptures at Peace Plaza, a Together Community Portrait featuring submitted selfies painted by local artists, a "buy a meal, give a meal" restaurant campaign, and an #ImprovICE photo contest. (Joe Ahlquist / jahlquist@postbulletin.com)
Rochester artist Cassandra Buck works on portraits based on submitted selfies for the Together Community Portrait on Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2021, at Peace Plaza in downtown Rochester. The Together Community Portrait will be on display as part of this year's Improv-ICE event, an adaptation of SocialICE. Improv-ICE runs Feb. 6-14, and will feature ice sculptures at Peace Plaza, a "buy a meal, give a meal" restaurant campaign, and an #ImprovICE photo contest. (Joe Ahlquist / jahlquist@postbulletin.com)
Rochester artist Cassandra Buck works on portraits based on submitted selfies for the Together Community Portrait on Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2021, at Peace Plaza in downtown Rochester. The Together Community Portrait will be on display as part of this year's Improv-ICE event, an adaptation of SocialICE. Improv-ICE runs Feb. 6-14, and will feature ice sculptures at Peace Plaza, a "buy a meal, give a meal" restaurant campaign, and an #ImprovICE photo contest. (Joe Ahlquist / jahlquist@postbulletin.com)
Rochester artist Cassandra Buck works on portraits based on submitted selfies for the Together Community Portrait Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2021, at Peace Plaza in downtown Rochester. The Together Community Portrait will be on display as part of this year's Improv-ICE event, which is SocialICE improvised. Improv-ICE is February 6th to the 14th, and will feature ice sculptures at Peace Plaza, a "buy a meal, give a meal" restaurant campaign, and an #ImprovICE photo contest. (Joe Ahlquist / jahlquist@postbulletin.com)
Rochester artist Cassandra Buck works on portraits based on submitted selfies for the Together Community Portrait Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2021, at Peace Plaza in downtown Rochester. The Together Community Portrait will be on display as part of this year's Improv-ICE event, which is SocialICE improvised. Improv-ICE is February 6th to the 14th, and will feature ice sculptures at Peace Plaza, a "buy a meal, give a meal" restaurant campaign, and an #ImprovICE photo contest. (Joe Ahlquist / jahlquist@postbulletin.com)
Rochester artist Cassandra Buck works on portraits based on submitted selfies for the Together Community Portrait Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2021, at Peace Plaza in downtown Rochester. The Together Community Portrait will be on display as part of this year's Improv-ICE event, which is SocialICE improvised. Improv-ICE is February 6th to the 14th, and will feature ice sculptures at Peace Plaza, a "buy a meal, give a meal" restaurant campaign, and an #ImprovICE photo contest. (Joe Ahlquist / jahlquist@postbulletin.com)
Rochester artist Cassandra Buck works on portraits based on submitted selfies for the Together Community Portrait Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2021, at Peace Plaza in downtown Rochester. The Together Community Portrait will be on display as part of this year's Improv-ICE event, which is SocialICE improvised. Improv-ICE is February 6th to the 14th, and will feature ice sculptures at Peace Plaza, a "buy a meal, give a meal" restaurant campaign, and an #ImprovICE photo contest. (Joe Ahlquist / jahlquist@postbulletin.com)
Phirum Pheak, left, and Tanna Urness, who both live in Rochester, ice skate on a portion of Chester Woods Lake that they have been maintaining for ice skating Tuesday evening, Feb. 2, 2021, at Chester Woods Park near Eyota. Pheak said that creating the rink and maintaining it is an effort at helping people engage with the outdoors and promote more meaningful exercise. "Just have fun with wellness," Pheak said. (Joe Ahlquist / jahlquist@postbulletin.com)
Phirum Pheak, left, and Tanna Urness, who both live in Rochester, ice skate on a portion of Chester Woods Lake that they have been maintaining for ice skating Tuesday evening, Feb. 2, 2021, at Chester Woods Park near Eyota. Pheak said that creating the rink and maintaining it is an effort at helping people engage with the outdoors and promote more meaningful exercise. "Just have fun with wellness," Pheak said. (Joe Ahlquist / jahlquist@postbulletin.com)
Phirum Pheak, foreground, and Tanna Urness, who both live in Rochester, ice skate on a portion of Chester Woods Lake that they have been maintaining for ice skating Tuesday evening, Feb. 2, 2021, at Chester Woods Park near Eyota. Pheak said that creating the rink and maintaining it is an effort at helping people engage with the outdoors and promote more meaningful exercise. "Just have fun with wellness," Pheak said. (Joe Ahlquist / jahlquist@postbulletin.com)
Phirum Pheak, foreground, and Tanna Urness, who both live in Rochester, ice skate on a portion of Chester Woods Lake that they have been maintaining for ice skating Tuesday evening, Feb. 2, 2021, at Chester Woods Park near Eyota. Pheak said that creating the rink and maintaining it is an effort at helping people engage with the outdoors and promote more meaningful exercise. "Just have fun with wellness," Pheak said. (Joe Ahlquist / jahlquist@postbulletin.com)
Phirum Pheak, left, and Tanna Urness, who both live in Rochester, ice skate on a portion of Chester Woods Lake that they have been maintaining for ice skating Tuesday evening, Feb. 2, 2021, at Chester Woods Park near Eyota. Pheak said that creating the rink and maintaining it is an effort at helping people engage with the outdoors and promote more meaningful exercise. "Just have fun with wellness," Pheak said. (Joe Ahlquist / jahlquist@postbulletin.com)
Phirum Pheak, left, and Tanna Urness, who both live in Rochester, ice skate on a portion of Chester Woods Lake that they have been maintaining for ice skating Tuesday evening, Feb. 2, 2021, at Chester Woods Park near Eyota. Pheak said that creating the rink and maintaining it is an effort at helping people engage with the outdoors and promote more meaningful exercise. "Just have fun with wellness," Pheak said. (Joe Ahlquist / jahlquist@postbulletin.com)
An ice angler drags their equipment to a fishing spot on Chester Woods Lake Monday, Feb. 1, 2021, at Chester Woods Park near Eyota. (Joe Ahlquist / jahlquist@postbulletin.com)
An ice angler drags their equipment to a fishing spot on Chester Woods Lake Monday, Feb. 1, 2021, at Chester Woods Park near Eyota. (Joe Ahlquist / jahlquist@postbulletin.com)

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