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.
Plea Agreement in Rochester Murder Case
The case involved a shooting a year ago that police say stemmed from a "drug deal gone bad."
Worker at Cannon Falls Business Injured by Chemical Reaction
The Chemical Assessment Team from the Rochester Fire Department responded to the incident.
Rochester Police Car Damaged in Storm-Related Crash
One of the many storm-related traffic crashes that occurred after the arrival of this region's first significant snowstorm of the season involved a Rochester Police Department squad car.
I-90 Remains Closed as Blizzard Conditions Persist in SW MN (UPDATED)
It appears the first significant snowstorm of the season in the Rochester area is largely over, but it's still snowing to the west where much of southern Minnesota remains under a blizzard warning until 6 PM.
Rochester Transit Bus Slides Into NE Rochester Home
It was among a number of weather-related crashes in Rochester Thursday night.
Rochester Senator Wants to End Governor’s Power to Close Schools
The bill is being proposed by State Senator Carla Nelson.
Minnesota Residents 65 and Older Now Eligible for COVID Vaccine
Minnesota health officials have given the green light to hospitals, healthcare systems, and other organizations administering COVID-19 vaccine shots to provide the vaccine to broader categories of Minnesotans.
Wounded Waseca Officer Visits Minnesota Capitol to Promote Bill
Waseca Police Officer Arik Matson made an appearance at the Minnesota Capitol this morning.
Mayo Clinic Outlines Plans For Getting COVID Vaccine to Patients
The Mayo Clinic has outlined plans to begin administering COVID-19 vaccine shots to its patients.
Winter Storm Watch for Rochester Area
The Rochester area is included in a Winter Storm Watch that covers nearly the entire southern third of Minnesota.