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John Marshall High School graduation candidates

John Marshall High School's commencement will be 11 a.m. Saturday, May 25, at Mayo Civic Center, 30 Civic Center Drive SE, Rochester.

Gordon J. Martin -- Rochester

Gordon J. “Gordy” Martin, 55, of Luck, Wis., formerly of Rochester, died Sunday, April 28, 2019, at the St. Croix Regional Hospital in St. Croix Falls, Wis.

Young Rochester composer featured in MPR showcase concert

The world premiere of a piece of music by 16-year-old Daniel Fleury of Rochester will be part of the Minnesota Varsity Showcase Concert today in Minneapolis.

Area 10 Special Olympics Track and Field Competition  KAAL

May 05, 2019 07:51 PM. (ABC 6 News) -- The weather was perfect for athletes competing in the Area 10 Special Olympics Track and Field Competition on ...

James W. LaRock -- Kasson

James “Jim” Worth LaRock, 72, of Kasson, passed away peacefully Thursday, April 18, 2019, at Mayo Clinic, Rochester — Methodist Campus, following a ...

Week in Photos (5/10) | Photo Galleries

View the work of Post Bulletin photographers last week.

Students to make Earth Day push for plastic tax at Capitol

More than 200 high school students from around the state plan to rally today at the Capitol in St. Paul for legislative action against climate change.

VIDEO: Sights and sounds from the Drumline Showcase

The Rochester Public Schools Drumline Showcase featuring the John Marshall, Century and Mayo Drumlines Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2018, at John Marshall High ...

RPS School Board 03/19/19 | Education

Rochester Public Schools, School Board Meeting. Tuesday, March 19, 2019. 1.01 Call to Order. 1.02 Pledge of Allegiance. 2. Approval of Agenda. 2.01 Approval ...

Matthew Hurt, Minnesota’s Mr. Basketball, Heads To Duke  WCCO | CBS Minnesota

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Rochester John Marshall High School basketball star Matthew Hurt — named the top senior in the state and the most recruited ...

Boys basketball: Hurt is Mr. Basketball in Minnesota

Just more than a week ago, Matthew Hurt was named the Minnesota Gatorade Player of the Year. On Tuesday, he received the state's top individual honor when ...

Chris Schmitter: A 15 year relationship comes to fruition in St. Paul

On the night he won election last November, Gov. Tim Walz's first decision was to turn to a 35-year-old Rochester native and ask him to be his chief of staff.

Racist Halloween costumes condemned by Rochester school officials  Bring Me The News

Rochester Public Schools is investigating a racist photo that has gone viral since being posted to social media on Halloween night. The photo shows three white ...

John Marshall Holiday Concert (12/17/18) | Education

John Marshall High School Bands present a Holiday Concert.

Photos: John Marshall High School evacuated | Photo Galleries  Post-Bulletin

John Marshall High School was evacuated for several hours this morning while Rochester Police searched the building for a bomb. No bomb was found and ...

Basketball's best or brotherly love? Rochester's Hurt has big choice  Star Tribune

Matthew Hurt's final summer of high school hoops ended with a bang. A gold medal and some big AAU wins sent his stock soaring. The next ...

Boys Basketball | Struggling Rockets drop to 1-4 | Basketball

John Marshall's slow start for the 2018-19 season continued on Tuesday with a 70-59 setback to Austin in Big Nine Conference boys basketball.

Bomb threat shuts down University of St. Thomas in St. Paul  Bring Me The News

All classes and activities at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul have been cancelled after part of the university was evacuated due to a bomb threat on ...

Melissa Benson -- Lanesboro

Melissa Marie (Donehower) Benson died peacefully Monday, March 4, at the age of 70, surrounded by her loving family following a brave battle with pancreatic ...

Nearly 100 MN School Districts Awarded Anti-Violence Grants: List  Mendota Heights, MN Patch

MN School Districts Awarded Anti-Violence Grants - Mendota Heights, MN - Projects included improvements to exterior entry security, such as access controls, ...

John Marshall High School in Rochester evacuated because of bomb threat  Bring Me The News

UPDATE: 12:30 P.M.. Bomb dogs swept the school and found no evidence that the bomb threat was credible. Students were returned to school. Original story.

Meet Matthew Hurt: Minnesota’s Mr. Basketball  WCCO | CBS Minnesota

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Rochester John Marshall High School's Matthew Hurt is a hot commodity to the many college basketball coaches in town this week, ...

Local Notebook: Hurt preparing for All-American game

His career as a boys basketball player at John Marshall is official over, but this is a busy week for Matthew Hurt.

Seen and Heard: Internship is a mutual education across generations

Kory Dahlstrom, a junior studying business, political science, and Spanish at Bethel University in St. Paul, is gaining real-life experience and education this year, ...

John Marshall HS graduation is 7 pm Saturday | Education  Post-Bulletin

John Marshall High School graduation ceremonies will be 7 p.m. Saturday at Mayo Civic Center, 30 Civic Center Drive SE, Rochester.

Jerrold 'Jerry' Bowman -- Deerwood

Jerrold “Jerry” Donald Bowman, 65, passed away on Friday, Dec. 28, 2018. Born on July 14, 1953, Jerry was the second of three children born to Donald “Don” ...

Doris A. Toddie -- Rochester

Doris, age 87, died peacefully on Oct. 31, 2018, at Seasons Hospice House in Rochester.

Winona's Paul Giel Field recognized on list of Top 20 high school football stadiums in Minnesota  Winona Daily News

Winona's Paul Giel Field was recognized this week as one of the top high school football fields in Minnesota.

Bradley Hodges -- Huntington, W.V.

Bradley A. Hodges, 61, formerly of Rochester, passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 16, in Huntington, W.V. He had been ill one month. He died of B-cell ...

Class AAAA football: Winona loses to Waseca in slippery quarterfinal  Winona Daily News

FARMINGTON, Minn. — The Winona High School football team couldn't find its footing on an ice-covered football field at Farmington High School as its season ...

Paul Andersen -- Rochester

Paul R. Andersen, 67, of Rochester, passed away peacefully on Monday, Oct. 8, 2018, at Bethesda Hospital in St. Paul. Paul was born July 7, 1951, ...

Syracuse recruits Joe Girard, Brycen Goodine to compete in 3-point and dunk contests at Final Four

Syracuse, N.Y. -- The Syracuse Orange lost in the first round of this year's NCAA Tournament, but two future Syracuse players will be at the Final Four.

Roy S. Johnson -- Rochester

Roy Stewart Johnson Jr., 84, of Rochester, devout and loyal husband, father and grandfather, died Feb. 3, 2019, after a courageous battle against metastatic ...

2018 Year in Review: Stories that caught our attention

The Post Bulletin recounts the memorable stories that we told you in 2018.

Steven R. Meyers -- Rochester

The memorial *service* for Steven “Steve” Ray Meyers will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 18, in the River Park Chapel at Macken Funeral Home. Visitation will ...

Century, JM will hit the stage | Lifestyles

The theater departments at two Rochester high schools will raise the curtain on their fall productions soon. They include:

Top aide reflects on 15-year relationship with Gov. Walz  Star Tribune

On the night he won election last November, Gov. Tim Walz's first decision was to turn to a 35-year-old Rochester native and ask him to be his chief of staff.

Week in Photos (4/19) | Photo Galleries

Heritage Estates resident Pat Guenthner dishes up a plate of food from Faith Lutheran Church last Friday in Dodge Center. Severe weather earlier in the week ...

Boomer Grandpa: 'No one needs to be average' — and Paul was anything but

The evening of June 6, 1965, members of the Rochester John Marshall graduating class were told by Rev. Raymond Logan at the Baccalaureate *service* that ...

Keith A. Kangas -- Rochester

Keith A. Kangas, 62, of Rochester, died Monday, March 11, 2019, at his residence. Keith Allan Kangas was born June 20, 1956, to Ronald and Anne (Jamnick) ...

Larry R. Hagen -- Rochester

Larry Hagen, 62, a native of Rochester, died Tuesday, March 12, 2019. Larry was born Aug. 2, 1956, to Robert and Delores (Aaby) Hagen. He graduated from ...

Scott Bradley -- St. Paul  Post-Bulletin

Scott Bradley, 50, currently of St. Paul, died Sunday, June 10, 2018, while mountain biking near Moab, Utah. He and his family were vacationing in Utah ...

Dianne Marie Spitzer -- Chatfield

Dianne Marie Spitzer, 74, of Chatfield, died peacefully Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2019, surrounded by her loving family. During a two-month battle of bile duct cancer, ...

Patricia A. Olson -- Rochester

Patricia A. Olson (nee Robinson), 65, of Rochester, passed away Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018, at Saint Marys Hospital in Rochester. Patricia was born Jan. 25, 1953 ...

John Marshall's Matthew Hurt named to McDonald's All-America team  KIMT 3

Matthew Hurt becomes the 14th McDonald's All-Star from Minnesota.

Patrick M. Purinton -- Rochester

Patrick Michael Purinton, age 70, of Rochester, passed away peacefully with his family by his side, at Saint Marys Hospital, on Feb. 16, 2019.

Lilamae D. Iverson -- Kasson | Obituaries

Lilamae Dahn Iverson passed away at home on Feb. 20, 2019.

Paul Bowen -- Lime Springs, Iowa

Paul D. Bowen, age 66, of Lime Springs, Iowa, died Sunday, Feb. 24, 2019, at Mayo Clinic — Methodist Campus in Rochester. Funeral services for Paul Bowen ...

2017 John Marshall High School graduates | Education  Post-Bulletin

Aiman Khalid Abdalla, Ahmed Elfatih Abdelhai, Rashid Zakaria Abdullahi, Fahad Mohamed Abukar, Ayah Jailene Abuserrieh, Duncan Davis Adams, Ray ...

Leslie 'Ozzie' Crawley -- Rochester

Leslie Earl Crawley, age 74, of Rochester, passed away peacefully with his wife by his side at his residence on Jan. 22, 2019. Ozzie was born on March 29, ...

Gregg A. Folkert -- Rochester

Gregg Arthur Folkert, 51, of Rochester, was unexpectedly called home to be with his Lord on Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019. Gregg was born in Rochester on April 23, ...

Dennise Ahlstrom -- Rochester

Dennise L. (Morrow) Ahlstrom, 60, of Rochester, passed away at her home on Saturday, March 16, 2019, surrounded by her family and loved ones after a brave ...

Julie A. Schinke -- Dodge Center

Julie A. Schinke, age 61, of Dodge Center, passed away Friday, Jan. 11, 2019, at her home. Julie Ann Schinke was born March 4, 1957, in Madison, Wis., the ...

Susan Servais -- Rochester

Susan Elizabeth “Sue” Servais, 79, of Rochester, passed away on Oct. 27, 2018, after a short second battle with lung cancer. She was grateful for the additional ...

LA teachers are striking against the school district, but it is the state that controls the purse strings  Marketplace APM

More than 30,000 teachers and other school staff are on strike in Los Angeles, the nation's second-largest school district, leaving school administrators and ...

Roger P. Westra -- High Forest

Roger P. Westra passed away Wednesday, March 6, 2019, at his home. Roger was born June 5, 1941, in the Willmar area to John and Marjorie Westra.

Mary Lynn A. Blondell -- Rochester

Mary Lynn A. Blondell, 94, of Rochester, died Friday, Feb. 15, 2019, at Samaritan Bethany. Mary Lynn Ardis Johnson was born March 12, 1924, to Arthur and ...

Timothy J. Nolan -- Rochester

Timothy James Nolan, 58, of Rochester went to be with Jesus on Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018, after a brief stay at the Saint Marys Hospital ICU.

Dianne Marie Spitzer  Fillmore County Journal

Dianne Marie Spitzer, 74, of Chatfield, died peacefully Tuesday, January 29, 2019, surrounded by her loving family. During a two-month battle of bile duct cancer ...

Scott Pelnar -- Rochester

Scott David Pelnar died Friday, April, 19, 2019. He was born May 15, 1960, in Marquette, Mich., the son of Emil “Herb” and Joyce (Kuehl) Pelnar. The family ...

Richard Bennett -- Dover

Richard Marvin Bennett, 77, of Dover, passed away at home on Friday, Jan. 25, 2019. Richard was born on June 4, 1941, to Gilbert and Vivian (Davidson) ...

Maynard C. Rain -- Rochester

Maynard C. Rain, 62, of Rochester, passed on to his Great Reward on Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019, at Methodist Hospital in Rochester. He was born May 9, 1956, ...

Robert Smith -- Glasgow, Mont.

Robert W. Smith, 75, of Glasgow, Mont., passed away unexpectedly in Billings, Mont., on Feb. 26, 2019. Bob was born May 20, 1943, in Rochester, to Irvin Smith ...

Robert E. Salley -- Rochester

Robert Salley, 90, of Rochester, passed away Monday, Jan. 28, at The Waters on Mayowood. Robert was born Oct. 13, 1928, to Clare and Martha (Prigge) ...

Ronald Roland -- Lake City

The memorial *service* for Ronald Roland will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 7, at Schleicher Funeral Homes, Lake City Chapel, with Pastor Duane Holst officiating.

Carl Deobald -- Rochester

Carl A. Deobald, 72, of Rochester, passed away Wednesday, March 6, 2019. Carl was born October 12, 1946, in Medford, Ore., to Clayton and Alice (Greer) ...

David Webster -- Rochester

The funeral *service* for David Webster will be at 11 a.m. Monday, Feb. 25, at Schleicher Funeral Homes, Plainview Chapel, with Pastor Jack Miller officiating.

Karen L. Smith -- Rochester

Karen L. Smith, age 74, a lifelong Rochester resident, died Friday, March 8, 2019, at Mayo Clinic Hospital Rochester — Saint Marys Campus, surrounded by her ...

Photos: Minnesota students walk out, join national gun violence protest  Minnesota Public Radio News

Minnesota schools are part of an organized walkout at nearly 3000 schools across the country, the biggest demonstration yet of student activism that has ...

Robert Williams -- Esko, Minn.

Bob Williams, 63, of Esko and Prairie Lake, formerly of Rochester, died unexpectedly Friday, Jan. 25, doing one of the things he loved — skiing in Big Sky, Mont.

High school football roundup: Rushford-Peterson rushes for 400 yards in win over Cotter  Winona Daily News

Rushford-Peterson's offense dominated on the ground as it defeated Cotter 56-12 in Mid Southeast-East football action on Friday at the Ben Niggle Sports ...

Maximillan 'Max' Topic -- Rochester

Maximillan “Max” V. Topic, 25, of Rochester, passed away Sunday, Jan. 13, 2019, at his home. Max was born May 7, 1993, in Carthage, Ill., to James Topic and ...

Eric Tjepkes -- LeRoy

Eric Charles Tjepkes, 54, died on Sunday, March 3, 2019, at Methodist Hospital after a long battle with cancer.

Ronald Zimmerman -- Fort Collins, Colo.

Ronald Charles Zimmerman, 64, died at home with his loving family.

Racial Demographics of RPS  KIMT 3

As claims of disparities in discipline are examined, we're looking at the demographics of Rochester Public Schools' students and teachers.

KU’s Bill Self, two other Hall of Famers to visit Minnesota prep forward  The Wichita Eagle

Three Hall of Fame college basketball coaches, including Kansas' Bill Self, will be traveling to Minnesota to visit with blue-chip high school senior recruit ...

Rodney Clement -- Rochester

Rodney Elias Clement passed away on Nov. 3, 2018, at his home.

Linda M. Nash -- Grand Meadow

Linda M. Nash, 62, of Grand Meadow, died on Friday, Nov. 16, 2018, at her home, from complications of an illness with C.O.P.D.. Linda Marie Steele was born ...

Photos: John Marshall, Century softball Section 1AAAA playoff  Post-Bulletin

John Marshall players celebrate a home run by Grace Freed, top middle, during a Section 1AAAA first-roundplayoff game against Century on Tuesday, at JM.

Cottage Grove welcomes new middle school principal  South Washington County Bulletin

COTTAGE GROVE - For Harold Scott Jr., middle school was a crossroads where you could focus on your studies — easier said than done — or go off the rails.

Charles J. Van Orden -- Byron

Charles Van Orden passed away at age 72, while hospitalized at Saint Marys Hospital on Dec. 6, 2018. Close family members and a small group of friends were ...

David Petersdorf -- Rochester

David Michael Petersdorf passed away during a trip through Missouri.

Kevin W. Patzer -- Byron

Kevin William Patzer, age 56, of Byron, passed away peacefully, following a battle with cancer, at Seasons Hospice House on Sept. 25, 2018. Kevin was born on ...

Photos: Joe Ahlquist's favorite photos of 2018 | Photo Galleries

View 97 of photographer Joe Ahlquist's favorite photos from 2018.

Steven Fritsche -- Aurora, Colo.

Steven Erik Fritsche died Jan. 15, 2019, after a long battle with diabetes. His family was with him during his last month-long hospitalization.

Michael Rathbun -- Plainview  Post-Bulletin

Michael John Rathbun, age 54, passed away after a courageous battle with cancer on Thursday, July 19, 2018, with family by his side at his home in Plainview.

Bomb threats target businesses nationwide, including in St. Cloud area  Bring Me The News

Threatening emails were sent to businesses in Waite Park, among others.

Olive E. Kenitz -- Wabasha

Olive Elizabeth (Passe) Kenitz, age 93, died Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019, at St. Elizabeth's Health Care Center in Wabasha. She was blessed to have lived all 93 ...

Arlys Petersen -- Chippewa Falls, Wis.

The funeral *service* for Arlys A. Petersen will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, at Trinity Lutheran Church — Lincoln in rural Lake City, with Pastor Joel Naumann ...

Photos: Traditional Powwow at John Marshall High School  Post-Bulletin

Kiona Paske, center, a 2017 Century High School graduate, dances in the grand entry during a powwow honoring 2018 Rochester Public School Native ...

Dean Peterson -- Rochester

The funeral *service* for Dean E. Peterson will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15, at Bethel Lutheran Church in Rochester, with Pastor Norman Wahl officiating.

Cynthia Peters -- Lake City

Cynthia Ann Olson Lynch Peters (April 26, 1948 — Feb 24, 2019) was born in Minneapolis, to Wendell Luverne Olson and Ione Meyers.

Gaylen R. Hoven -- Zumbrota

Gaylen Ralph O'Ray Hoven, 91, of Roscoe Township, Goodhue County, died Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019, at Pine Haven Care Center in Pine Island. Gaylen was ...

Kurt S. Kreinbring -- Rochester

Kurt Steven Kreinbring, age 53, of Rochester, passed away unexpectedly at his home on Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018. Kurt was born at the Wiesbaden, Germany ...

Sherry Kubat -- Rochester

Sherry Lynn Kubat, 58, of Rochester, passed away Sunday, Aug. 12, 2018, in her home.

Bradley Bowen -- Atlantic City, N.J.

Bradley W. Bowen, of Atlantic City, N.J., formally from Rochester, died at age 76, on Jan. 1 2019, in Philadelphia, of a malignant brain tumor. Bradley graduated ...

Susan Marie McConnell -- Rochester  Post-Bulletin

Susan Marie (Tribbensee) McConnell, age 74, of Rochester, passed away unexpectedly from surgery complications on Friday, July 6, 2018. Susan was born ...

PANCAKE PLATOON | Winhawks offensive line forms a bond over the most important meal of the day  Winona Daily News

It's no secret that offensive linemen like to eat. They need all the fuel they can get to build their bodies into fine-tuned mass-moving machines. They don't get to ...

Christopher 'Chaf' Chafoulias -- Arizona

Beloved son, brother and friend, Christopher Andrew “Chaf” Chafoulias died at his home Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018. Chris was born in Rochester Aug. 21, 1967.

Alex Puent -- Rochester

Alexander Patrick Puent, 28, of Rochester, died at his home on Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2018. The shock and sadness of his sudden, unexpected passing is keenly ...

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