Kim Friedline

Kim is a Rochester native who in 2006 unexpectedly found herself back in her hometown, marrying a boy she had once dated as a 15 year-old, and putting down new roots. Kim and husband David have three rambunctious boys born in 2011, 2014 and 2017. Kim works part-time at Mayo Clinic as an Education Program Coordinator, and spends the rest of her time chasing her boys and stepping on legos. She loves to escape the chaos with a run, putzing around in the garden, making guacamole in the kitchen, and enjoying a cup of coffee or a glass of wine (not all at once). She is also actively pursuing the world's greatest chocolate chip cookie recipe.

Guide to the Rochester Winter Farmers Market

In addition to the freshest seasonal produce you'll find anywhere, the Winter Farmers Market is loaded with other locally-made goodness.
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My Love/Hate Relationship With Fall

I have a confession to make (feel free to clutch your pumpkin spice lattes): I don't love fall. In some ways, I kind of hate it.

Rochester Public Library- On Wheels! Visit the Bookmobile and BookBike & ArtCart

he Rochester Public Library (RPL) has two great ways that regularly bring library books and other materials all over Rochester and Olmsted County: the Bookmobile and BookBike!
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Summer Fun with the Rochester Public Library & Parks

There is a LOT happening at the Rochester Public Library and the Parks this summer! Here are just a few of the events and programs happening this summer.
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Guide to #RochMN Area Beaches

The Rochester MN area has five great public beaches to keep you and your family cool all summer long.
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Kids Bowl Free, All Summer Long!

All summer long, from May until Labor Day, kids ages 2- 15 can bowl 2 games free each day, at Bowlocity and Colonial Lanes-- *shoe rental not included*.
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Where to See the Rochester Caledonia Pipe Band on St. Patrick’s Day

This year on March 17th 2022, the Rochester Caledonia Pipe Band will be bringing their traditional Highland bagpipes and drums and festive spirit to St. Patrick's Day celebrations all over town.

Embracing Black History in #RochMN: Early Black Medical Professionals

We honor the achievements of these early Black medical professionals who persevered in a time when society and the field of medicine were set against them at nearly every turn.
Virginia Mendenhall

Embracing Black History Month in #RochMN: the Mendenhalls

In 1965, education brought the first Black educators to Rochester, MN in the husband-wife teaching duo of Rodney and Virginia Mendenhall.

Slogging Feet, Sludge Brain: Tips to Defeat The Winter Doldrums

The winter doldrums are in full swing. It's still too dark, too gloomy, and too cold. Here are my tips for surviving this time of year.