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What can art tell us about mental health?

The Rochester Art Center’s new exhibition, "Mental Health: Mind Matters" opens this weekend with a mix of art, interactive exhibits, and a critical mission. Co-hosted by Mayo Clinic and presented by Olmsted Medical Center and the Rochester Area Foundation, “Mind Matters” is meant to raise awareness about mental health.

Peace Plaza to get a makeover

The redesign of the area — covering the east end of the plaza, the adjacent alleys, and First Avenue from East Center Street to Second Street — is part of phase one of Destination Medical Center’s Heart of the City project.

Planting the seeds for cultural exchange

“We want to empower the community to grow and to share their knowledge,” said Kim Sin, longtime advocate for the city’s Cambodian population and lead organizer of the project. “Right now, where do you go to learn about another culture’s diet?”

The mayor and the music man

The colorful history of Julius J. Reiter, a five-term mayor of Rochester and founding member of the Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party, and William H. “Billy” Friedell, a one-eyed ex-circus musician and hotelier.