Post Bulletin Reporter Randy Petersen

Randy Petersen

Local Government Reporter

Randy Petersen joined the Post Bulletin in 2014 and became the local government reporter in 2017.

An Elkton native, he's worked for a variety of Midwest papers as reporter, photographer and editor since graduating from Winona State University in 1996.

Readers can reach Randy at 507-285-7709 or

Rochester resident replaced an American flag shared by Rochester and Olmsted County and calls for more attention to flag etiquette.
Keith Ellison said restrictions in surrounding states could lead people to Minnesota, if U.S. Supreme Court strikes down protections.
Renters seeking up to 18 months in rent support have until 9 p.m. Jan. 28 to complete their applications for state assistance.
Iconic tower on former Seneca site was dubbed People's Choice in online poll
Change in eviction restrictions isn't expected to spur increase in local court action, but could drive added requests for assistance as property owners continue to wait for unpaid back rent.
City’s efforts were intended to contain the spread of the coronavirus, not send a political message, mayor says.
1st District congressman says he's provided all available information to the U.S. House.
After 10 years on the street, a Rochester woman joins number of people who have found shelter amid the pandemic.
ROCHESTER, Minn. β€” Olmsted County and three other jurisdictions are expected to defend how they handle absentee ballots on Aug. 26 β€” 10 weeks before the general election.
Face coverings will be required in indoor public places starting Wednesday.