Save the date for the block party in Rochester, Minnesota on August 21st!

Get it on your calendars now!  For the first time ever, Rochester is having a block party before school starts and they've got a whole bunch of freebies for you during the party.
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All the fun details about the block party on August 21st in Rochester, Minnesota

Before the first day of school, Rochester is celebrating with a big 'ol block party and you are invited!  Here's all the info you need to know:
  • When:  August 21st, 2021
  • Times:  2pm - 7 pm
  • Where:  Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Park
  • What:  A fun evening for our kids before they all head back to school!  There will be FREE school supplies, food, haircuts, music, games, and local vendors will be there too.
  • Learn more at their Facebook event here.
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Check out these 25 spots in Rochester that were nominated as having the best customer service!

Have you ever had a moment when you were in a checkout lane and you were basically on your last little bit of patience with your kids.  Everything can either go downhill fast and kids could start having meltdowns right there in the checkout aisle for the entire world to hear or they could be complete angels.  The cashier helping you out realize your kids are teetering on disaster and as she is helping you, she somehow makes them feel like a million bucks as she talks to them about their favorite movies.  The threat of tantrums has now disappeared and you realize this cashier deserves a raise...or at least a happy Google review.

That feel-good moment is happening all over Rochester and below are 25 places and people that are bringing smiles throughout our town with their amazing customer service.  Scroll through below to see them all and if you've got another place you want to give a shoutout to, let me know on my Facebook Page - Jessica On The Radio.

Top spots in Rochester with amazing customer service!

Not sure if this is a priority for you but the majority of people like to see a little bit of R-E-S-P-E-C-T when they are buying things from a business. It could be ordering food at a restaurant, buying clothes at a store, or where you are filling up your gas tank for your car. Any place you spend money should have stellar customer service. If you've had a run of bad customer service lately, try going to one of these places in Rochester that were recommended by hundreds of people in town.
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FILL IN THE BLANK: Rochester has way too many ________.

If someone asked you, "What does Rochester have too many of?", what would you say? I asked that question to people living in the Med City and got quite the list of answers. Some might make you laugh (cause they are true) and others may have you scratching your head a bit because this is the first time you've realized we have a few issues happening in our gorgeous city. Scroll through the list that were sent to me and see how many you agree with.