Post Bulletin Photo Editor Joe Ahlquist

Joe Ahlquist

Photo Editor

Joe Ahlquist is the photo editor at the Rochester Post Bulletin. Joe is a 2013 graduate of Winona State University and previously worked at the Winona (Minn.) Daily News and the Sioux Falls (S.D.) Argus Leader before arriving at the Post Bulletin in July of 2017. Joe loves spending time with his family and friends, hunting, fishing and being outdoors. Rarely is Joe further than arms reach from a camera, and he loves documenting his daily life as well as the local community.

Readers can reach Joe at 507-285-7624 or

See a preview of the Northern Lights Festival at the Mayo Civic Center. The festival opens Friday, Dec. 2, and will be open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through Dec. 18. The hours for the event are from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Fridays, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturdays and from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sundays.
Snow fell on Rochester on Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2022.
Families gathered for the Here Comes Santa Claus event Saturday, Nov. 26, 2022, in downtown Rochester.
Shoppers searched for Black Friday deals at Fleet Farm in Rochester on Friday, Nov. 25, 2022.
Local Hy-Vee stores, The Salvation Army and Rochester Public Schools partnered to make 300 bags of groceries available to families through the school system. Another 100 bags were planned to be handed out in a drive-through at The Salvation Army Social Services Center Monday afternoon, Nov. 21, 2022.
Fillmore Central took on Minneota in a State Class semifinal football game on Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022, at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis. Fillmore Central fell 28-27 to Minneota.
See photos from Election Day.
Cannon Falls tops Caledonia in the Section 1AA championship volleyball match Saturday, Nov. 5, 2022, in Rochester.
Mabel-Canton beat Bethlehem Academy 3-1 in the Section 1A championship volleyball match Saturday, Nov. 5, 2022, in Rochester.
Stewartville beat Kasson-Mantorville 46-22 in the Section 1AAAA championship football game on Friday, Nov. 4, 2022, in Rochester.