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.
Minnesota Experiencing Big Drop in COVID Deaths
For a second straight day, Minnesota health officials today reported only one coronavirus-related death throughout the state.
Fillmore County Man Sent to Prison For Multiple Police Chases
He pleaded guilty yesterday to charges stemming from five police chases in three southeastern Minnesota counties over the past two years.
Mayo Clinic Has Loosened its Visitor Restrictions in Rochester
The Mayo Clinic cited consistently low COVID-19 infection positivity rates in the Rochester area.
Man Arrested Following Knife Incident at Rochester Warming Center
Rochester police were called to the warming center across the street from the Government Center in downtown Rochester Friday night after a man with a knife began chasing another homeless individual inside the facility.
Police: Rochester Woman Stole Pickup With Owner’s Dog Inside
A Rochester woman was arrested early today for stealing a pickup with a trailer attached and a dog in the passenger compartment.
Rochester Man Arrested in Significant Drug Bust Involving Heroin
The Olmsted County Sheriff's Office says a 20-year-old Chatfield woman was also taken into custody.
Heaviest Snow Fell South of Rochester
Parts of southeastern Minnesota saw nearly 8 inches of snow from the storm system that moved through the region on Sunday.
Charges: Fmr Rochester Man Threatened & Attacked Brother-in-Law
The charges involve a former Rochester man now serving in the military.
Dakota County Teenager Killed in Snowmobile Crash
The deadly crash occurred near two well-known Brainerd Lakes area resorts.
Two Pedestrians Hit by Vehicle – Austin Woman Killed
The deadly incident remains under investigation.