Waseca or Rochester, MN

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Waseca or Rochester, MN

Post by JFordBronco » Sat Sep 23, 2017 5:28 am

Anyone from up that way? May be getting a transfer to one of these two areas. Any suggestions on where to/not to look for a house?
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Re: Waseca or Rochester, MN

Post by RustyPW » Sat Sep 23, 2017 11:05 am

Bundle up. It gets cold there. Get a block heater too.
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Re: Waseca or Rochester, MN

Post by JFordBronco » Sat Sep 23, 2017 3:00 pm

how hard are block heaters to install? Never had a need down here in Louisiana...I don't know of anything with a block heater on it.

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Re: Waseca or Rochester, MN

Post by RustyPW » Sat Sep 23, 2017 6:21 pm

Most replace a freeze plug in the block.
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Re: Waseca or Rochester, MN

Post by ACRucrazy » Sun Sep 24, 2017 9:31 am

You won’t need a block heater. Unless it’s a diesel or an old carbed car, most modern vehicles have no issue.
Rochester is booming a bit with the Mayo I believe. It’s about 100 miles south of me.
Wade s is more farm land i believe.
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Re: Waseca or Rochester, MN

Post by RamGentry » Tue Sep 26, 2017 7:54 am

you have a gas engine, you wont need a block heater. Rochester is a good sized town, southern MN. I live by the twin cities and way up north but actually applied to the rochester FD. I dont know much about it but seems like a growing place. Good luck in your move. I've lived in MN for 17 years now and have no plans of leaving, its home.
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Re: Waseca or Rochester, MN

Post by yooper68 » Tue Sep 26, 2017 11:11 am

Rochester is pretty nice town; I was there at Mayo Clinic for a hip replacement.
Some of the best medical care in the USA & maybe in the world.
Don't know about buying house; would expect costs may be a little higher due to demand - but that's just a guess.

Shouldn't need a block heater; like others said - unless you have a diesel.

There is a lot of very nice farm country in that area; I think around Waseca also.

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Re: Waseca or Rochester, MN

Post by JFordBronco » Sun Oct 01, 2017 3:58 am

awesome y'all! I appreciate it. I've been looking toward Owatonna(sp?), as it falls in between the two. They have good wheeling spots up there? Either for Truck, Jeep or atvs?

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Re: Waseca or Rochester, MN

Post by RamGentry » Sun Oct 01, 2017 6:35 pm

I dated a girl who grew up in Owatona. She liked it, its a small town but nice. I drive through it on my way to Albert Lea every month (my Guard unit is there). I currently work up north in the "Iron Range." Gilbert, one of the towns in the range, has an OHV park and is probably the best off roading in the state, probably 4-4.5 hours from the area you're looking at. I interviewed in Rochester and drove to work up north = 4.5 hours drive time.

I should also say my wife and I live in the twin cities metro area, Excelsior to be exact. (I just part time live up north for work) It'd be a little bit of a hike from Excelsior to Rochester daily but I love where I live. Make sure to come check out Lake Minnetonka when you travel up here and we can talk PWs and have a :cheers:
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Re: Waseca or Rochester, MN

Post by JFordBronco » Sun Oct 15, 2017 3:45 pm

awesome, keeping my fingers crossed I get selected! : )

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