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Photos: Slice of Life April 2022

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Robert Ringold Water Cannon Salute
Robert Ringold, Mayo Clinic pilot and aviation administrative leader, is recognized with a “water cannon salute” from the Rochester International Airport Fire Department after making his final landing Tuesday, April 26, 2022. Ringold, who is dual-certified to fly both Mayo Clinic’s medical helicopter and airplane, is retiring after 40 years in aviation and 12 years with Mayo Clinic Air Ambulance.
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Robert Ringold Water Cannon Salute
Robert Ringold, Mayo Clinic pilot and aviation administrative leader, after being recognized with a “water cannon salute” from the Rochester International Airport Fire Department after making his final landing Tuesday, April 26, 2022. Ringold, who is dual-certified to fly both Mayo Clinic’s medical helicopter and airplane, is retiring after 40 years in aviation and 12 years with Mayo Clinic Air Ambulance.
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Robert Ringold Water Cannon Salute
Robert Ringold, Mayo Clinic pilot and aviation administrative leader, is recognized with a “water cannon salute” from the Rochester International Airport Fire Department after making his final landing Tuesday, April 26, 2022. Ringold, who is dual-certified to fly both Mayo Clinic’s medical helicopter and airplane, is retiring after 40 years in aviation and 12 years with Mayo Clinic Air Ambulance.
Contributed / Mayo Clinic
Sidewalks
Nicholas Holicky, with Ti-Zack Concrete, works on a portion of sidewalk along Ninth Street Northeast near its intersection with 14th Avenue on Tuesday, April 26, 2022, in Rochester. Marked concrete sidewalk panels in the project area between 11th Avenue Northeast in the west and East Circle Drive in the east and Viola Road in the north and the Canadian Pacific Railroad tracks in the south are planned to be replaced between now and July 31, 2022, according to a press release from the city.
Joe Ahlquist / Post Bulletin
Limb Lab National Nurses Week
Meghan Erickson, a nurse at Mayo Clinic and a client at Limb Lab, receives a Barbie with a matching prosthetic leg from Kate Steele, a board-eligible certified prosthetist and orthotist with Limb Lab, on Monday, April 18, 2022, in downtown Rochester. Megan Kennedy, director of marketing and events with Limb Lab, said the gift was an early recognition of National Nurses Week, which begins on May 6. "We just wanted to give her a special thank you since she's so wonderful," said Kennedy. Erickson said the gift left her at a loss for words. "This is probably the coolest gift I've ever gotten in my life," Erickson said. "I wouldn't be able to do what I do every day without them," said Erickson of the folks at Limb Lab.
Joe Ahlquist / Post Bulletin
Limb Lab National Nurses Week
Meghan Erickson, a nurse at Mayo Clinic and a client at Limb Lab, receives a Barbie with a matching prosthetic leg Monday, April 18, 2022, at Limb Lab in downtown Rochester. Megan Kennedy, director of marketing and events with Limb Lab, said the gift was an early recognition of National Nurses Week, which begins on May 6. "We just wanted to give her a special thank you since she's so wonderful," said Kennedy. Erickson said the gift left her at a loss for words. "This is probably the coolest gift I've ever gotten in my life," Erickson said. "I wouldn't be able to do what I do every day without them," said Erickson of the folks at Limb Lab.
Joe Ahlquist / Post Bulletin
Limb Lab National Nurses Week
Meghan Erickson, a nurse at Mayo Clinic and a client at Limb Lab, receives a Barbie with a matching prosthetic leg Monday, April 18, 2022, at Limb Lab in downtown Rochester. Megan Kennedy, director of marketing and events with Limb Lab, said the gift was an early recognition of National Nurses Week, which begins on May 6. "We just wanted to give her a special thank you since she's so wonderful," said Kennedy. Erickson said the gift left her at a loss for words. "This is probably the coolest gift I've ever gotten in my life," Erickson said. "I wouldn't be able to do what I do every day without them," said Erickson of the folks at Limb Lab.
Joe Ahlquist / Post Bulletin
Disc Golf
Bryan Watson of Rochester plays disk golf on Friday, April 15, 2022, at Slatterly Park in Rochester
Traci Westcott / Post Bulletin
Downtown Rochester
Downtown on Thursday, April 7, 2022, in Rochester
Traci Westcott / Post Bulletin
Downtown Rochester
Downtown on Thursday, April 7, 2022, in Rochester
Traci Westcott / Post Bulletin
Disc Golf
Bryan Watson, left, and Alan Liudahl, both of Rochester, play disk golf on Friday, April 15, 2022, at Slatterly Park in Rochester
Traci Westcott / Post Bulletin
Disc Golf
Alan Liudahl of Rochester plays disk golf on Friday, April 15, 2022, at Slatterly Park in Rochester
Traci Westcott / Post Bulletin
Downtown Rochester
Downtown on Thursday, April 7, 2022, in Rochester
Traci Westcott / Post Bulletin
Rain in Rochester
Rain continues to fall on Tuesday, April 5, 2022, downtown n Rochester.
Traci Westcott / Post Bulletin
Rain in Rochester
Rain continues to fall on Tuesday, April 5, 2022, in downtown Rochester.
Traci Westcott / Post Bulletin
Rain in Rochester
Rain continues to fall on Tuesday, April 5, 2022, in downtown Rochester.
Traci Westcott / Post Bulletin
Turkey
A turkey is photographed on Monday, April 4, 2022, in Southwest Rochester, Minnesota.
Traci Westcott / Post Bulletin
Turkey
A turkey shows off his plumage on Monday, April 4, 2022, in Southwest Rochester, Minnesota.
Traci Westcott / Post Bulletin

Joe Ahlquist is the photo editor at the Post Bulletin. Joe is a 2013 graduate of Winona State University and previously worked at the Winona (Minn.) Daily News and the Sioux Falls (S.D.) Argus Leader before arriving at the Post Bulletin in July of 2017. Readers can reach Joe at 507-285-7624 or jahlquist@postbulletin.com.
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