Not sure if you heard the news or not BUT snow is supposed to start falling soon in Minnesota, Iowa, and Wisconsin.  Right now, a good chunk of parents are also starting to panic because they know that their kids' boots, coat, and snow pants have zero chance of fitting again this year.  And once that first snowflake falls it will be a mad dash to all the stores to try to find warm gear to stay warm.

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Obviously, Type A parents that did their shopping already don't need the reminder but for the rest of us, having a little help knowing where to shop is a game-changer right now.  Luckily, I've got a list of 11 stores in Rochester that are known to carry what you need - some just for kids, some for adults, and some for both.

11 Places in Rochester Where You Can Buy Winter Coats and Gear

Now that the word "snow" is being teased everywhere by meteorologists, parents are scrambling to find all the winter gear for their kids. Kids grow and usually need at least one new item every year while they keep growing. After the pandemic, there might even be a few adults that had a little "growth spurt" and now their winter gear doesn't fit either. If you are needing to know where to go in Rochester, Minnesota to find coats, boots, and snow pants, use this list to find what you need before the snow starts piling up.

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Check out these photos and see how Rochester, Minnesota has changed throughout the years!

Some of those stores that were mentioned above didn't even exist in those spots 15 years ago!  Like Fleet Farm.  Rochester had a Fleet Farm but before the new one was built we shopped at the old store that was on South Broadway.  Scroll through to see how Rochester, Minnesota has really transformed and grown throughout the years.

Wow! Check out how Rochester has changed throughout the years in these Google photos.

As we are soaring down Hwy 52, it is hard to imagine what life was like in our town before the Target store was built where it is today. Or the house that you live in now, at one point in town, that wasn't there. In fact, Rochester has grown so fast throughout the years, most of our houses weren't even around 50 years ago! Don't believe me? Look through these photos to get a glimpse of what Rochester was like years ago.

Top 7 Toy Stores in the Rochester, Minnesota Area

"What are the best toy stores in Rochester?".
If you hang out on social media at all, you will see this question a kazillion times between now and Christmas. If you are on the hunt to find the best and most perfect toy for your kids, look no further. Below are 7 spots in Rochester that have a great selection for all your toy shopping needs.