I’m a lifelong Rochester resident and host of Rochester Today on News-Talk 1340 KROC-AM. The lively one hour program runs from 11 a.m. to Noon weekdays Every Tuesday and Thursday conservative commentator and author Tom Ostrom joins me to talk about the events and issues of the day. On Monday, Wednesday and Friday, James Rabe joins me to highlight the latest happenings in Rochester, along with regular appearances by the Rochester City Council President, Mayor, Olmsted County Sheriff, and the Superintendent of the Rochester Public Schools. You can also expect to hear from a list of local experts that includes Mike Dougherty from MNDOT, Steve Lange from Rochester Magazine, retired local attorney David Shulman, experienced automotive technician Dick Zeitler and Med City Movie Guy Chris Miksanek. When I’m not hosting Rochester Today, I wear my objective journalist hat as a member of the KROC news team for over 30 years.
Tragic Ending in Search for Missing Houston County Woman
There was a sad ending to a weekend search for a missing elderly woman in Houston County.
COVID-19: Olmsted County Social Distancing Limiting Transmission
Several reports have ranked Minnesota at the top among the states when it comes to practicing safe social distancing and the data shows Olmsted County residents appear to be doing a significantly better job than the state as a whole.
COVID-19: Second Death in Olmsted County
Another Olmsted County resident has died from COVID-19.
Two Rochester Long-Term Care Centers on COVID-19 List
The Minnesota Department of Health has issued a listing of the larger long-term care facilities in the state that have seen at least one confirmed case of COVID-19 among residents or staff.
COVID-19: ICU Bed Usage Steadily Rising in Minnesota
COVID-19 is blamed for two more deaths and has put two more people in ICU in Minnesota.
COVID-19: Rochester Public Transit Suspends Fare Collection
The public transit system in Rochester is no longer charging passengers for rides.
Stewartville Teen Injured in Saturday Morning Crash
A Stewartville teenager was injured in a head-on crash on an icy stretch of Highway 63 in Stewartville this morning.
COVID-19 Dashboard Created to Share Pandemic Data With Minnesotans
Governor Tim Walz today unveiled a "COVID Dashboard" to share information about the ongoing pandemic with Minnesotans.
COVID-19: Mayo Clinic Expert Perspective on Death Projections
A prominent Mayo Clinic infectious disease expert says he considers government projections of over 100,000 and up to 240,000 COVID 19 deaths in the United States represent a worst-case scenario.
COVID-19 Death Reported in Rochester Area
The Rochester area has recorded its first death due to the coronavirus pandemic.