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I'm writing this on October 14, 2022, about two weeks away from the beginning of November in Rochester, Minnesota. It's also the day the Med City's Winter Parking Rules go into effect. Do you know them?

Steve Mason
Steve Mason
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Last year we had good news AND bad news because the winter parking season was cut down a month. Sadly, no new and exciting developments leave us with just the bad news.

  • The Bad News? The rules are still coming, which means so is winter and snow.

What Are The Dates, Rules, etc for Rochester's Winter Parking?

I put together this handy-dandy gallery for you. Peruse slowly, take it all in, and after the gallery, I'll be more specific about why the rules were created.

20 of Rochester, Minnesota's Winter Parking Rules - The Biggies

Every year there is a lot of confusion about what the winter parking rules are, why they are, and how to follow them. You'll be surprised at some of the questions the city gets asked, but this is 985 from the City of Rochester's FAQ, so it's true as true can be.

Are These Winter Parking Rules In Effect Because There Was A Problem Before?

The City of Rochester doesn't directly answer this question on their FAQ, We do have a lot of narrow streets that become even more narrow when the plows can't clear curb-to-curb. That becomes dangerous for the average citizen, but even more so for citizens in need of emergency help, fire, police, etc.

Kim David/TSM
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I've lived here a long time and I've heard citizens complain and counsel members talk about citizens calling them to complain about the horrible winter clearing on our older streets. The rules will never satisfy everyone, but it's an honest-to-goodness best shot at making sure everyone can get thru.

As always, if you have a comment, complaint, or concern about something I wrote here, please let me know: james.rabe@townsquaremedia.com

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Halloween comes before winter, though, so this is the most inflated home in Rochester for Halloween!

Check Out The Rochester House With Over 100 Inflatables Up for Halloween!

One word...AWESOME! If you are looking for a Halloween display that goes all out, you've got to stop at the Boyer house at 51st Street NW in Rochester, Minnesota. They will have a massive display, including a tunnel, and invite everyone to come out and see their display. They usually collect donations to help those facing food insecurity in our community as well. So, bring a few dollars, or $10, and enjoy this amazing display created for you.

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Looking for a well-maintained and spacious condo close to everything? Come check out this place! Located just steps from Rochester’s Silver Lake on the 3rd floor of the Buena Vista Condo Building. 

  • This 2-bedroom, 2-bath condo has an open floor plan and designated parking spot in the heated garage. 
  • The moment you step inside, you will notice that it is in move-in ready condition, there is tons of natural light in every room, large master with two walk-in closets, large balcony, updated kitchen and access to all the amenities of this building. 
  • The unit is perfectly located right across the hall from the elevator. The amenities include a heated pool, a relaxing sauna, a spacious social room and outdoor patio areas.
  • Association fee includes: heating, lawncare, snow removal, heated garage parking spot, water, sewer, garbage, exterior maintenance and professional management.

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