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.
Rochester Man Admits to First-Degree Sex Abuse Charges
A Rochester man is scheduled to be sentenced in October for repeatedly sexually assaulting a young girl.
Governor Walz Names New National Guard Commander
The Minnesota National Guard has a new leader.
Toddler in Critical Condition Following Twin Cities Shooting
A shooting in a Twin Cities suburb has left a young child in critical condition.
(UPDATED) Injury Crash Snarls Traffic Southbound HWY 52 in Rochester
A traffic crash has caused traffic to back up on southbound Highway 52 in southwest Rochester.
Olmsted County Fills Key Diversity Position
Olmsted County has announced the appointment of a current county employee to lead the county's new Diversity, Equity, and Community Outreach Team.
Winona Man Pleads Guilty to Deadly Hammer Attack
There was a guilty plea today in a Winona murder case.
COVID-19: MN Reports First Double-Digit Death Toll in 6 Weeks
For the first time in about 6 weeks, state health officials today reported a double-digit daily COVID-19 death toll.
Lois Riess Admits to First-Degree Murder Charge
A former Blooming Prairie woman today admitted to murdering her husband in a crime that led to a nationwide manhunt.
Another New Trial Date in Rochester Murder Case
For the fourth time, a trial date has been set in a Rochester murder case.
Minneapolis Man Receives Lengthy Sentence For Sex-Trafficking
A Minnesota man is facing a lengthy prison sentence for a sex trafficking conviction.