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Randy Petersen


Rochester, MN, United States

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Recent articles by Randy:

In terms of putting people in hospital beds, omicron surge now tops the delta wave

And those hospitalizations are expected to increase, along with case numbers. → Read More

Questions remain for businesses as mask mandate ramps up

Three-week requirement seeks to cover anticipated community surge of the COVID-19 virus. → Read More

7 things Olmsted County commissioners want state lawmakers to know

Commissioners met with state lawmakers Friday in advance of the Jan. 31 start of the 2022 Minnesota legislative session. → Read More

Rochester council backs short-term mask requirement

ROCHESTER — A short-term mask mandate received nearly unanimous Rochester City Council support Sunday. "It will be rough, but I think we will get through this together," Council President Brooke Carlson said of the directive aimed to reduce the spread of the COVID-19 virus. "Please support one another and our businesses as we look to uphold this mandate." Council member Mark Bransford, who cast… → Read More

Rochester mask mandate starts Sunday morning

Mayor Kim Norton signs an emergency order calling for indoor mask requirement through Feb. 7 → Read More

State lawmaker suggests Olmsted County adopt a mask mandate following COVID update

Rep. Liebling encouraged commissioners to take preventative steps as local cases continue to climb → Read More

Rochester mayor looks back and forward in annual State of the City address

Online message includes a variety of voices from leaders throughout the city → Read More

Rochester citywide mask requirement gains support Thursday

Council members announce willingness to approve a short-term order but cite lack of needed agreement → Read More

Rochester council faces pushes from both sides of mask debate as COVID numbers increase

Mayor has order ready for mask requirement but needs council support to enact it for more than three days. → Read More

Rochester council doesn't see easy answers for golf questions

Review of consultant's report leaves options to be weighed as city looks to optimize its golf program → Read More

Change for Soldiers Field course suggested after Rochester golf review

Consultant points option for improving course or scaling back future. → Read More

Cameo files court complaint against Castle Community

Restaurant claims use of space by church and coffee vendor at different times violated 2018 lease agreement. → Read More

Plan seeks to address COVID concerns among residents without shelter

Three-phased plan will provide isolation space for people who test positive for COVID-19 while homeless → Read More

COVID-19 increase expected as testing demand breaks Olmsted County records

Olmsted County Public Health officials say an increase in holiday-related testing has taxed local capacity. → Read More

Hagedorn under observation after testing positive for COVID-19

First District congressman says symptoms are mild, but precautions are taken due to his cancer treatment. → Read More

Proposed Country Club Manor apartment project spurs zoning change

Rochester council acknowledges neighbors concerns but cite need for more affordable housing → Read More

Rochester development code work continues into third year

Code seeks to streamline efforts while continuing to engage the community in development efforts. → Read More

Mayo Clinic 5-year plans highlight potential work that has been considered for decades

Other work has been completed alongside Destination Medical Center efforts, fueling the release of public funds. → Read More

Mayo Clinic will continue to monitor need for mask policy change

Hospital and clinic guidelines don't mean cloth masks need to be abandoned elsewhere → Read More

Rochester council being asked to green light Ninth Street Southeast reconstruction plan

Work, which includes planned assessments to property owners, will follow changes to utility service running through neighborhood → Read More