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’s Murder Trial Postponed
A murder trial that had been scheduled to begin next week in Olmsted County Court has been postponed.
New Rochesterfest Executive Director Named
Rochesterfest has a new Executive Director.
Rochester School District Voters Approve Construction Plan
The Rochester School District is about to embark on a major building spree.
$500K Bail For Rochester Man Charged With Shooting
Bail has been set at $500,000 for the Rochester man charged with the most recent shooting in the city.
Higher Speed Limit Coming to Highway 52
New speed limit signs are being placed along another stretch of highway in southeastern Minnesota this week.
Decision Day For Rochester School District Building Proposal
Voters in the Rochester School District and dozens of other school districts throughout Minnesota are being asked to authorize property tax increases to support building projects and school programs.
Chatfield Area Barn Destroyed by Fire
An early morning fire destroyed a barn at a rural property near Chatfield today.
Rochester Shooting Suspect Arrested Following Chase
A man wanted for a shooting in Rochester Sunday morning was apprehended following a high-speed chase later in the day.
Staff Hired For Rochester Homeless Facility
The new homeless warming center in downtown Rochester is now fully staffed.
Fatal Shooting a Block From Minnesota BCA Headquarters
St. Paul Police are reporting that city’s fourth murder this week and the 27th this year.