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Photos: Slice of Life December 2021

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Dylan Walterman of Creative Curb Appeal shovels a sidewalk as snow continues to fall downtown Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2021, in Rochester. Traci Westcott / Post Bulletin
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Snow falls on downtown Rochester as a pedestrian runs across Civic Center Drive Tuesday, Dec. 28, 2021.
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Snow falls on downtown Rochester as a pedestrian takes the skyway past the Civic Center Parking Ramp Tuesday, Dec. 28, 2021.
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Tziyon Morris, 14, ice skates at the track at Soldiers Field Sunday, Dec. 26, 2021.
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Simon Fermor skates while his dog, Elphie, trots on the ice on the track at Soldiers Field, Dec. 26, 2021.
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Officer Dan Swanson helps Mikey McKenzie, an 8th-grader in Rochester Public Schools' Middle School Right Fit program, wrap gifts Wednesday, Dec. 22, 2021, at the Boys and Girls Club in Rochester. The school district and police department collaborated to help students in the Middle School Right Fit program purchase gifts for loved ones through Target's Heroes and Helpers program, and on Wednesday officers helped students wrap those gifts after a pizza party.
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Officer Alex Ziemann, with the Rochester Police Department, helps Kunyo Cham, left, and Zander Zinnel, both 6th-graders in Rochester Public Schools' Middle School Right Fit program, wrap gifts Wednesday, Dec. 22, 2021, at the Boys and Girls Club in Rochester. The school district and police department collaborated to help students in the Middle School Right Fit program purchase gifts for loved ones through Target's Heroes and Helpers program, and on Wednesday officers helped students wrap those gifts after a pizza party.
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Officer Dan Swanson helps Mikey McKenzie, an 8th-grader in Rochester Public Schools' Middle School Right Fit program, wrap gifts Wednesday, Dec. 22, 2021, at the Boys and Girls Club in Rochester. The school district and police department collaborated to help students in the Middle School Right Fit program purchase gifts for loved ones through Target's Heroes and Helpers program, and on Wednesday officers helped students wrap those gifts after a pizza party.
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 Boys and Girls Club of Rochester’s Holiday Celebration
Jordan Chappuis, 6, receives her gifts during a Boys and Girls Club of Rochester’s Holiday Celebration Friday, Dec. 17, 2021, at The Boys and Girls Club in in Rochester. Mayo Clinic’s Department of Surgery, 125 Live Quilting Club,The Downtown Alliance, Penz and Pasquale's donated to the event.
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 Boys and Girls Club of Rochester’s Holiday Celebration
Ryan Kelley of Mayo Clinic Department of Surgery hands out gifts during a Boys and Girls Club of Rochester’s Holiday Celebration Friday, Dec. 17, 2021, at The Boys and Girls Club in Rochester. Mayo Clinic’s Department of Surgery, 125 Live Quilting Club,The Downtown Alliance, Penz and Pasquale's donated to the event.
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 Boys and Girls Club of Rochester’s Holiday Celebration
Marquez Neal, 9, picks out a toy during a Boys and Girls Club of Rochester’s Holiday Celebration Friday, Dec. 17, 2021, at The Boys and Girls Club in Rochester. Mayo Clinic’s Department of Surgery, 125 Live Quilting Club,The Downtown Alliance, Penz and Pasquale's donated to the event.
Traci Westcott / Post Bulletin
 Boys and Girls Club of Rochester’s Holiday Celebration
Volunteers from the Mayo Clinic Department of Surgery hand out gifts during a Boys and Girls Club of Rochester’s Holiday Celebration Friday, Dec. 17, 2021, at The Boys and Girls Club in Rochester. Mayo Clinic’s Department of Surgery, 125 Live Quilting Club,The Downtown Alliance, Penz and Pasquale's donated to the event.
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People ride bikes as snow falls downtown Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2021, in Rochester. Traci Westcott / Post Bulletin
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The sidewalk is cleared as snow falls downtown Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2021, in downtown Rochester. Traci Westcott / Post Bulletin
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The sidewalk is cleared as snow falls downtown Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2021, in downtown Rochester. Traci Westcott / Post Bulletin
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A plow works on Second Street Southwest as snow falls downtown Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2021, in Rochester. Traci Westcott / Post Bulletin
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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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