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Photos: Slice of Life January 2022

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Mayo Clinic Plummer Building
Mayo Clinic's Plummer Building is lit red, yellow and green in recognition of Black History Month on Tuesday night, Feb. 1, 2022, in downtown Rochester.
Joe Ahlquist / Post Bulletin
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Mayo Clinic Plummer Building
Mayo Clinic's Plummer Building is lit red, yellow and green in recognition of Black History Month on Tuesday night, Feb. 1, 2022, in downtown Rochester.
Joe Ahlquist / Post Bulletin
Mayo Clinic Plummer Building
Mayo Clinic's Plummer Building is lit red, yellow and green in recognition of Black History Month on Tuesday night, Feb. 1, 2022, in downtown Rochester.
Joe Ahlquist / Post Bulletin
Skyway
A pedestrian walks in the skyway Friday morning, Jan. 28, 2022, along First Avenue Southwest in downtown Rochester. According to the National Weather Service in La Crosse, Wisconsin, the temperature in Rochester dipped back below zero on Friday morning.
Joe Ahlquist / Post Bulletin
Cold Weather
A crew from the Rochester Parks and Recreation Department freshen up one of the ice skating rinks at Soldiers Memorial Field Park on Wednesday morning, Jan. 26, 2022, in Rochester. According to the National Weather Service in La Crosse, Wisconsin, the temperature was as low as minus 20 degrees Wednesday morning.
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Cold Weather
Jim Niedert walks through Soldiers Memorial Field Park on his way downtown to pick up the paper Wednesday morning, Jan. 26, 2022, in Rochester. According to the National Weather Service in La Crosse, Wisconsin, the temperature was as low as minus 20 degrees Wednesday morning. Niedert said he walks downtown most days unless there's "a blizzard or something."
Joe Ahlquist / Post Bulletin
Cold Weather
A crew from the Rochester Parks and Recreation Department freshen up one of the ice skating rinks at Soldiers Memorial Field Park on Wednesday morning, Jan. 26, 2022, in Rochester. According to the National Weather Service in La Crosse, Wisconsin, the temperature was as low as minus 20 degrees Wednesday morning.
Joe Ahlquist / Post Bulletin
Cold Weather
Steam rises from one of the ice skating rinks at Soldiers Memorial Field Park just after a crew from the Rochester Parks and Recreation Department sprayed water on the ice Wednesday morning, Jan. 26, 2022, in Rochester. According to the National Weather Service in La Crosse, Wisconsin, the temperature was as low as minus 20 degrees Wednesday morning.
Joe Ahlquist / Post Bulletin
Silver Lake Park
Sofia Mancilla, 8, and her mother, Nadia Leon, of Tabasco, a state on Mexico's southern border, sled Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2022, at Silver Lake Park in Rochester, Minnesota. The two are visiting Sofia's uncle and grandfather. Leon said this is the coldest weather she has ever experienced, "I am cold, but my daughter seems to be okay." Temperatures were minus 2 with a windchill of minus 22 Tuesday afternoon.
Traci Westcott / Post Bulletin
Silver Lake Park
Sofia Mancilla, 8, of Tabasco, a state on Mexico's southern border, sled Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2022, at Silver Lake Park in Rochester, Minnesota. Sofia and her mother, Nadia Leon are visiting Sofia's uncle and grandfather. Leon said this is the coldest weather she has ever experienced, "I am cold, but my daughter seems to be okay." Temperatures were minus 2 with a windchill of minus 22 Tuesday afternoon.
Traci Westcott / Post Bulletin
Silver Lake Park
Despite subzero temperatures people take advantage of the bike path Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2022, at Silver Lake Park in Rochester, Minnesota.
Traci Westcott / Post Bulletin
Quarry Hill Sunset
A crow soars as the sun begins to set on Thursday, Jan. 20, 2022, at Quarry Hill in Rochester, Minnesota.
Traci Westcott / Post Bulletin
Cold
Car exhaust hangs in the air at the intersection of Fourth Street and Broadway Avenue Friday morning, Jan. 21, 2022, as Rochester begins another day with subzero temperatures.
Joe Ahlquist / Post Bulletin
Cold
Steam from Mayo Clinic's Franklin Heating Station obstructs the view of the Plummer Building from Historic Third Street as Rochester begins another day with subzero temperatures Friday morning, Jan. 21, 2022.
Joe Ahlquist / Post Bulletin
Cold Weather
Grace Moores helps David Lee learn to ski for the first time Thursday, Jan. 20, 2022, at Quarry Hill in Rochester, Minnesota. Despite the minus 2 degrees temperature, the two wanted to get out of the house. The National Weather Service La Crosse issued a wind chill advisory until Friday afternoon with temperatures expected to be as low as minus 15 degrees Thursday night.
Traci Westcott / Post Bulletin
Cold Weather
Grace Moores helps David Lee learn to ski for the first time Thursday, Jan. 20, 2022, at Quarry Hill in Rochester, Minnesota. Despite the minus 2 degrees temperature, the two wanted to get out of the house. The National Weather Service La Crosse issued a wind chill advisory until Friday afternoon with temperatures expected to be as low as minus 15 degrees Thursday night.
Traci Westcott / Post Bulletin
Hockey in the Cold
Aren Touchon's breath is visible as he does ice hockey drills at Soldiers Field Memorial Park on Thursday, Jan. 20, 2022, in Rochester. Temperatures hovered around zero degrees Thursday afternoon, according to the National Weather Service in La Crosse, Wisconsin. The cold didn't get in the way of Touchon's plans to ice skate before going to work. "I saw that the sun was out and immediately thought, 'let's go to the rink,'" said Touchon, who lives in Kasson.
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Hockey in the Cold
Aren Touchon, of Kasson, pauses from doing hockey drills at Soldiers Field Memorial Park to pose for a portrait and show off the frost on his face and hat on Thursday, Jan. 20, 2022, in Rochester. Temperatures hovered around zero degrees Thursday afternoon, according to the National Weather Service in La Crosse, Wisconsin. The cold didn't get in the way of Touchon's plans to ice skate before going to work. "I saw that the sun was out and immediately thought, 'let's go to the rink,'" he said.
Joe Ahlquist / Post Bulletin
Hockey in the Cold
Aren Touchon, of Kasson, does hockey drills at Soldiers Field Memorial Park on Thursday, Jan. 20, 2022, in Rochester. Temperatures hovered around zero degrees Thursday afternoon, according to the National Weather Service in La Crosse, Wisconsin. The cold didn't get in the way of Touchon's plans to ice skate before going to work. "I saw that the sun was out and immediately thought, 'let's go to the rink,'" he said.
Joe Ahlquist / Post Bulletin
Chester Woods Park
A group of lake skiers pass by ice anglers on Thursday, Jan. 13, 2022, at Chester Woods Park in Eyota, Minnesota.
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Chester Woods Park
Braxton Wohlferd, 13, of St. Charles unhooks a sunfish while ice fishing with his dad, Randy, on Thursday, Jan. 13, 2022, at Chester Woods Park in Eyota, Minnesota.
Traci Westcott / Post Bulletin
Chester Woods Park
Sunfish lay on the ice while ice anglers fish on Thursday, Jan. 13, 2022, at Chester Woods Park in Eyota, Minnesota.
Traci Westcott / Post Bulletin
Chester Woods Park
A group of lake skiers practice on Thursday, Jan. 13, 2022, at Chester Woods Park in Eyota, Minnesota.
Traci Westcott / Post Bulletin
Chester Woods Park
A group of lake skiers pass by ice anglers on Thursday, Jan. 13, 2022, at Chester Woods Park in Eyota, Minnesota.
Traci Westcott / Post Bulletin
Chester Woods Park
A group of lake skiers pass by ice anglers on Thursday, Jan. 13, 2022, at Chester Woods Park in Eyota, Minnesota.
Traci Westcott / Post Bulletin
Sunset Swarm
Crows swarm during twilight on Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2022, in Rochester, Minnesota.
Traci Westcott / Post Bulletin
Fresh Air
A dog sticks their head out the window while riding along 2nd Street Southwest on Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2022, in Rochester, Minnesota.
Traci Westcott / Post Bulletin
Ice Fishing
A person uses an auger to drill a hole while ice fishing on Monday, Jan. 10, 2022, at Foster-Arend Park in Rochester, Minnesota.
Traci Westcott / Post Bulletin
Ice Fishing
A person sets up their fish house while ice fishing on Monday, Jan. 10, 2022, at Foster-Arend Park in Rochester, Minnesota.
Traci Westcott / Post Bulletin
Ice Skating at Soldiers Field
An ice skater makes their way around the loop at Soldiers Memorial Field Park on Monday, Jan. 10, 2022, in Rochester.
Joe Ahlquist / Post Bulletin
Sun Dog
A sun dog appears over the ear of corn water tower Thursday morning, Jan. 6, 2022, in Rochester.
Joe Ahlquist / Post Bulletin
Winter in Rochester
Ray Clark and his dog Ricky go for a walk Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2022, in Rochester. A winter weather advisory is in effect until January 5 at 6 p.m. producing a wind chill of -11 degrees in the Rochester area.
Traci Westcott / Post Bulletin
Winter in Rochester
Ray Clark and his dog Ricky go for a walk Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2022, in Rochester. A winter weather advisory is in effect until January 5 at 6 p.m. producing a wind chill of -11 degrees in the Rochester area.
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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