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Past articles by Tom:

A city on the frontline of a pandemic. In 1918.

Temporary hospitals set up in the city. Schools and businesses closed. Mayo Clinic’s search for a vaccine. → Read More

Olmsted County didn't escape wrath of 1918 flu

In 1918, as in the COVID-19 virus pandemic of 2020, health care workers on the front lines of the battle against the flu outbreak were particularly vulnerable. → Read More

‘The Rogues never performed on stage without him’

If there’s a garage band in heaven, you can bet Scott Mason is leading them through a rocking version of “Gimme Some Lovin’ ” by the Spencer Davis Group. → Read More

Young dancer 'lights up' when he's on stage

When he was 5 years old, Alex Westerman saw a holiday favorite, “The Nutcracker” ballet, on television. → Read More

A reporter's farewell: Lessons learned in a long career

"Friday was the final day of my 41 years of a doctoral-level study of human nature. I have retired as a reporter from the Post Bulletin." → Read More

Civil War meeting will hear about care for veterans

The post-Civil War lives of the men who fought the battles will be the subject of the next meeting of the Rochester Civil War Round Table, 7 p.m. Wednesday at → Read More

How to keep those New Year's fitness resolutions

Tomorrow is the first day of the new year, which means that starting on Thursday, your local health club will be packed — at least for a while. → Read More

Cell phone found at theft site leads to arrest of suspect

A theft from a construction site was apparently solved Friday when the suspected thief left his cell phone behind. → Read More

Police search yields drugs, needles, brass knuckles, stun guns and 13 knives

A routine traffic stop Friday night led to the arrest of a driver who had numerous weapons, drugs and drug paraphernalia in his car. → Read More

High-speed chases lead to eventual arrest of suspect

A Lanesboro man was arrested Saturday night after leading police officers and sheriff's deputies on high-speed chases on two separate occasions. → Read More

Commonweal brings back 'An Illiad' for January performance

The Commonweal Theatre will bring back the one-man show "An Illiad" for a special midwinter performance at 1:30 p.m. Jan. 19. → Read More

Freeborn barn is complete loss after fire

BLOOMING PRAIRIE -- A fire in rural Freeborn County Monday night destroyed an empty barn. → Read More

Commonweal now owns residence hall for guest artists

Commonweal Theatre has retired the mortgage on a building that has housed visiting artists for the past 20 years, and will name it the Dixon House in honor of an → Read More

Drugs found in underwear of driver following crash

A Rochester man who allegedly hid drugs in his underwear, was arrested Thursday morning following a traffic accident. → Read More

Oak Ridge boys refreshed for 30th Christmas tour

Joe Bonsall has not-so-fond memories of the Oak Ridge Boys' first Christmas concert tour 30 years ago. → Read More

Schlegel, High 48s bring holiday cheer to Oak Center

Becky Schlegel joins the High 48s for a night of bluegrass and holiday music at 8 p.m. Saturday at the Oak Center General Store. → Read More

Native Americans: 'We have to tell these stories ourselves'

The way Kate Beane sees it, the new "Our Home: Native Minnesota" exhibit at the Minnesota History Center is an opportunity for the state's Native Americans to tell their own → Read More

'We want people to know we're still here'

Native Americans in Minnesota refuse to be consigned to the musty pages of history. → Read More

Resounding Voices holiday concert is Tuesday

Resounding Voices, a choir made up of people dealing with memory loss and their support partners, will present a free Christmas concert at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Our Savior's Lutheran → Read More

Civil Air Patrol to place wreaths on military graves Saturday

The annual ceremonial placing of wreaths on the graves of military veterans will be conducted Saturday by members of the Southeast Minnesota Composite Squadron of the Civil Air Patrol. → Read More