Thor, a St. Bernard mix, keeps an eye on a United States Postal Service truck while at the Jean and Carl Frank Canine Park with his owner Gabe Below, of Rochester, Tuesday, April 13, 2021, in Rochester. (Joe Ahlquist / jahlquist@postbulletin.com)
Thor, a St. Bernard mix, keeps an eye on a United States Postal Service truck while at the Jean and Carl Frank Canine Park with his owner Gabe Below, of Rochester, Tuesday, April 13, 2021, in Rochester. (Joe Ahlquist / jahlquist@postbulletin.com)
Gabe Below, of Rochester, plays with his dog, Thor, a St. Bernard mix, Tuesday, April 13, 2021, at the Jean and Carl Frank Canine Park in Rochester. (Joe Ahlquist / jahlquist@postbulletin.com)
Gabe Below, of Rochester, plays with his dog, Thor, a St. Bernard mix, Tuesday, April 13, 2021, at the Jean and Carl Frank Canine Park in Rochester. (Joe Ahlquist / jahlquist@postbulletin.com)
Gabe Below, of Rochester, plays with his dog, Thor, a St. Bernard mix, Tuesday, April 13, 2021, at the Jean and Carl Frank Canine Park in Rochester. (Joe Ahlquist / jahlquist@postbulletin.com)
Gabe Below, of Rochester, plays with his dog, Thor, a St. Bernard mix, Tuesday, April 13, 2021, at the Jean and Carl Frank Canine Park in Rochester. (Joe Ahlquist / jahlquist@postbulletin.com)
Gabe Below, of Rochester, plays with his dog, Thor, a St. Bernard mix, Tuesday, April 13, 2021, at the Jean and Carl Frank Canine Park in Rochester. (Joe Ahlquist / jahlquist@postbulletin.com)
Gabe Below, of Rochester, plays with his dog, Thor, a St. Bernard mix, Tuesday, April 13, 2021, at the Jean and Carl Frank Canine Park in Rochester. (Joe Ahlquist / jahlquist@postbulletin.com)
Lanes closest to the median are closed in both directions on U.S. Highway 14 west of Dodge Center Monday, April 12, 2021, as part of the project to expand a portion of the highway from two lanes to four between Dodge Center and Owatonna. According to the Minnesota Department of Transportation, the lanes would be closed beginning April 12 as crews build crossover lanes for construction related to the project. Mike Dougherty, with MnDOT, said they expect the building of the crossover lanes to take three weeks. (Joe Ahlquist / jahlquist@postbulletin.com)
Lanes closest to the median are closed in both directions on U.S. Highway 14 west of Dodge Center Monday, April 12, 2021, as part of the project to expand a portion of the highway from two lanes to four between Dodge Center and Owatonna. According to the Minnesota Department of Transportation, the lanes would be closed beginning April 12 as crews build crossover lanes for construction related to the project. Mike Dougherty, with MnDOT, said they expect the building of the crossover lanes to take three weeks. (Joe Ahlquist / jahlquist@postbulletin.com)
Lanes closest to the median are closed in both directions on U.S. Highway 14 west of Dodge Center Monday, April 12, 2021, as part of the project to expand a portion of the highway from two lanes to four between Dodge Center and Owatonna. According to the Minnesota Department of Transportation, the lanes would be closed beginning April 12 as crews build crossover lanes for construction related to the project. Mike Dougherty, with MnDOT, said they expect the building of the crossover lanes to take three weeks. (Joe Ahlquist / jahlquist@postbulletin.com)
Lanes closest to the median are closed in both directions on U.S. Highway 14 west of Dodge Center Monday, April 12, 2021, as part of the project to expand a portion of the highway from two lanes to four between Dodge Center and Owatonna. According to the Minnesota Department of Transportation, the lanes would be closed beginning April 12 as crews build crossover lanes for construction related to the project. Mike Dougherty, with MnDOT, said they expect the building of the crossover lanes to take three weeks. (Joe Ahlquist / jahlquist@postbulletin.com)
A pair of anglers fish from a boat in the Mississippi River Saturday, April 10, 2021, in Wabasha. (Joe Ahlquist / jahlquist@postbulletin.com)
A pair of anglers fish from a boat in the Mississippi River Saturday, April 10, 2021, in Wabasha. (Joe Ahlquist / jahlquist@postbulletin.com)
Scott Johnson, right, of Blaine, and Scott Hawkes, of Maplewood, fish in a backwater area of the Mississippi River Saturday, April 10, 2021, in Wabasha. Johnson said the fishing had been slow, but they had caught a few bass and northern pike. (Joe Ahlquist / jahlquist@postbulletin.com)
Scott Johnson, right, of Blaine, and Scott Hawkes, of Maplewood, fish in a backwater area of the Mississippi River Saturday, April 10, 2021, in Wabasha. Johnson said the fishing had been slow, but they had caught a few bass and northern pike. (Joe Ahlquist / jahlquist@postbulletin.com)
A group of friends fish in a backwater area of the Mississippi River Saturday, April 10, 2021, in Wabasha. (Joe Ahlquist / jahlquist@postbulletin.com)
A group of friends fish in a backwater area of the Mississippi River Saturday, April 10, 2021, in Wabasha. (Joe Ahlquist / jahlquist@postbulletin.com)
Wynnifred Barnard, 2, eats her first ice cream cone of the season on Saturday, April 3, 2021, at Flapdoodles in north Rochester. Highs will remain in the low 70’s through Monday. According to the National Weather Service, average April temperatures are in the low 50’s. (Traci Westcott / twestcott@postbulletin.com)
Wynnifred Barnard, 2, eats her first ice cream cone of the season on Saturday, April 3, 2021, at Flapdoodles in north Rochester. Highs will remain in the low 70’s through Monday. According to the National Weather Service, average April temperatures are in the low 50’s. (Traci Westcott / twestcott@postbulletin.com)
Tom Sundry, of Rochester, pushes his granddaughter, Adelaide Hogan, 4, on the swing set at Goose Egg Park while Adelaide's brother, Henry, 7, and mom, Heidi Hogan, of Marshalltown, Iowa, use the other swings Friday evening, April 2, 2021, in Rochester. (Joe Ahlquist / jahlquist@postbulletin.com)
Tom Sundry, of Rochester, pushes his granddaughter, Adelaide Hogan, 4, on the swing set at Goose Egg Park while Adelaide's brother, Henry, 7, and mom, Heidi Hogan, of Marshalltown, Iowa, use the other swings Friday evening, April 2, 2021, in Rochester. (Joe Ahlquist / jahlquist@postbulletin.com)
A pair of kayakers paddle across Silver Lake Friday afternoon, April 2, 2021, in Rochester. (Joe Ahlquist / jahlquist@postbulletin.com)
A pair of kayakers paddle across Silver Lake Friday afternoon, April 2, 2021, in Rochester. (Joe Ahlquist / jahlquist@postbulletin.com)
A truck drives off into the sunset on Thursday, April 1, 2021, just outside of Rock Dell. (Traci Westcott / twestcott@postbulletin.com)
A truck drives off into the sunset on Thursday, April 1, 2021, just outside of Rock Dell. (Traci Westcott / twestcott@postbulletin.com)
A control burn happens during sunsets on Thursday, April 1, 2021, just outside of Rock Dell. (Traci Westcott / twestcott@postbulletin.com)
A control burn happens during sunsets on Thursday, April 1, 2021, just outside of Rock Dell. (Traci Westcott / twestcott@postbulletin.com)
Jennifer Yonkus, of Rochester, takes a swing while golfing Thursday evening, April 1, 2021, at the Soldiers Field Golf Course in Rochester. Temperatures in the area are expected to rise through the end of the week. (Joe Ahlquist / jahlquist@postbulletin.com)
Jennifer Yonkus, of Rochester, takes a swing while golfing Thursday evening, April 1, 2021, at the Soldiers Field Golf Course in Rochester. Temperatures in the area are expected to rise through the end of the week. (Joe Ahlquist / jahlquist@postbulletin.com)

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