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.
Two New Filings Set Up Races For Rochester City Council Seats
Two more races were set up today for seats on the Rochester City Council.
Olmsted County Hit New Unemployment Record in April
The ranks of the unemployed in the Rochester area set an all-time high last month.
City to Help Rochester Bars & Restaurants Expand Outdoor Seating
Rochester Mayor Kim Norton today signed an amendment to the city's pandemic emergency order to assist bars and restaurants.
COVID-19: MN Reports New Highs For Hospitalizations and ICU Usage
The number of Minnesotans in the hospital due to COVID-19 continues to steadily rise and today topped 600 for the first time.
2 Races Set up For Rochester City Council- An Incumbent Bows Out
A current member of the Rochester City Council has announced she will not be seeking reelection this fall.
Minnesota American Legion Protests Restaurant Restrictions
The Minnesota American Legion has joined the protests against the decision by Governor Tim Walz to limit bars and restaurants to outdoor seating when they are allowed to reopen on June 1st.
Rochester Suspends All Large Public Events into Mid-August
On the heels of the decision to cancel the 2020 Minnesota State Fair, the City of Rochester today announced the suspension of large public events in the city through August 16th.
COVID-19: 32 New Cases in Olmsted County, 33 More Deaths in MN
The number of new COVID-19 cases detected by testing in the Rochester area yesterday was the highest in a single day since the pandemic began.
Another Chance at Probation For Rochester Multiple DUI Offender
A Rochester woman who was given a stayed prison sentence for her 6th DUI-related conviction last year, and was on probation when she was arrested for drunk driving earlier this year, has been given another opportunity to avoid prison.
Rochester Chamber of Commerce Asking Walz to Allow Indoor Dining
The Rochester Area Chamber of Commerce has joined a chorus of business owners and business groups in expressing disappointment with Governor Tim Walz's decision to limit bars and restaurants to serving patrons in outdoor seating.