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The Rev. Bruce Peterson will retire at the end of the month after 43 years as pastor of St. Columbkill Catholic Church in Goodhue. (Photo by Debby Bradley)

Goodhue pastor steps down, but not out

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A lot has changed in Goodhue County since the 1970s, but there is one thing residents have always been able to rely on: the guidance and support of Father Bruce Peterson.


At the end of the month, Peterson, 82, will retire after 43 years as pastor of St. Columbkill, St. Mary and Holy Trinity parishes near Goodhue.

"It's just gotten to the point where I have to start to take things slow," Peterson said of his decision to retire.

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Michael Brun
Michael Brun is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-River Falls journalism program. He has worked for the Republican Eagle since March 2013, covering county government, health and local events. 
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