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Randy Petersen


Rochester, MN, United States

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Recent articles by Randy:

Proposed funding boost tips hat to Rochester Civic Theatre turnaround

Council members recommend boosting city contribution to group in 2023 budget after nearly evicting the nonprofit in 2020. → Read More

Olmsted County election skeptics call for closer look at 2020 results

Election integrity group raises questions about 2020 election with county commissioner and requests to examine voter registration postcards tied to 2022 primary. → Read More

Commissioners seek Seneca development agreement

At least on other groups hopes room remains for their proposed use of a portion of the county property. → Read More

City, Mayo Clinic ready rapid-transit agreement that forgoes fares

A 20-year agreement with the potential for a 20-year extension is slated to be sent to Rochester City Council this week for a Monday vote. → Read More

7 updates provided during Rochester City Council's first-ever bus tour

Council members received information on a variety of current and potential project during tour of city. → Read More

What's the price for the Seneca site? Olmsted County commissioners expect to discuss Tuesday

Titan Development and Investments submitted top-ranked proposal for county-owned property, which appears to require sale of part or all of the Southeast Rochester site. → Read More

Ready to Lead is looking for greater diversity in community leadership

The program is seeking applicants interested in learning more about serving on a variety of local public or private boards and commissions. → Read More

Olmsted County sees COVID rate drop, but not enough to lower transmission status

Counties surrounding Olmsted remain areas of medium COVID transmission status under federal guidelines. → Read More

Medical care expected to grow with The Landing

The nonprofit is planning for added clinic space with new day center on Third Street Southeast. → Read More

Sixth Street bridge project lands $19.9 million in federal support

Planned Zumbro River crossing remains in design phase as funding for up to 80% of the project is secured. → Read More

New development code passes first test amid some questions

Heritage preservation, public input and development changes were raised as concerns during the first of two public hearings related to Unified Development Code. → Read More

Olmsted County discrimination case continues to unfold

Attorneys asked the judge for ruling on process issues related to social worker's claims. → Read More

Rochester mayor candidates prepare for next phase of campaign

Incumbent Norton will face challenger Noser on Nov. 8 ballot in citywide election. → Read More

Noser lands November challenge against Norton

Incumbent mayor Kim Norton sees majority of all votes cast in four-way primary. → Read More

Olmsted County commissioner races see tight races among top vote-getters

Mueller and Ramaker are set for District 4 race in November, along with Davis and Rossman in District 5. → Read More

Rochester council races narrowed for Nov. 8 election

Keane will be challenged by Hemenway in Ward 1, while Wahl and Castro will face each other in Ward 3. → Read More

Rochester mayor spurs questions as Byron election judge

State rules don't bar a city candidate from serving as poll workers in neighboring communities. → Read More

Silver Lake Park concepts point to possibilities for master plan

Rochester Park Board is expected to consider final master plan in October, following months of community discussion. → Read More

Southeast Minnesota COVID case rates continue to fluctuate

Olmsted County sees slight uptick as hospitalization rate remains steady with reduced severe cases. → Read More

Campaign finance filings slow in Olmsted County primary races

The state requires finance reports to be filed once a candidate's campaign spends or receives $750. → Read More