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RPU cancels its Annual Arbor Day Celebration

Rochester Public Utilities (RPU) announced today its decision to cancel the Annual Arbor Day Celebration scheduled for Friday, April 24.

“Our top priority is for the safety of our customers, our employees, and the citizens of Rochester. Due to the ever-changing environment and the need for critical changes and sacrifices, we felt it was a necessary decision to cancel the RPU Arbor Day Celebration this year, “said RPU General Manager Mark Kotschevar. “We hope that we will be able to host the event and share the many benefits of trees in the Rochester community in 2021.”

The Annual Arbor Day Celebration is canceled, but the poster contest for elementary students is still moving forward. Posters are selected from submissions from local elementary classrooms to be used in the upcoming RPU calendar.

For more information regarding the cancellation or the poster contest, visit

About Rochester Public Utilities

As the municipal utility of Rochester, Minn., for more than 110 years, RPU provides high-quality and reliable electricity to over 50,000 customers. Water customers number more than 40,000. RPU continually investigates innovative technologies to help customers realize the best value from the services they receive. Current initiatives include fuel cell research, wind power, and photovoltaic offerings.