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In 1973, Rochester’s Rod Raver high jumped 7-foot-1 to set the high school state record. Nearly 50 years later, that record still stands. After that jump, though, Raver spent the next decade in a freefall. Until, he says, God caught him.
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In 1986, Linda Barsness set the girls high jump record at the Minnesota High School Track and Field Championship Meet. That record still stands in Class AA. She went undefeated in Minnesota high school high jumping for three straight years. And track probably wasn’t even her best sport.
Homeschooling mother of five and a professional doula.

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Columnist Steve Lange is planning a 35-mile hike through Michigan's Porcupine Mountains.
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Following his role in one of sport’s most notorious scandals, Charles “Swede” Risberg rebuilt his life—after his lifetime ban from Major League Baseball—right here in Rochester.
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Inside info—like best customer stories and the drinks you should really be ordering—from your six favorite Rochester bartenders (from our Best Restaurants voting).

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10 tips for beginners. From various experts (including the green thumbs at the University of Minnesota’s Olmsted County Extension).
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Tom Yum Noodle Soup. Jalapeno poppers in flaky spring roll wrappers. Bangers and mash. Cuban Sandwich on naan bread. The Peanut Butter Old-Fashioned. A computerized, state-of-the-art flat-top grill with hydraulic arms.

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