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.
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Governor Tim Walz today issued a two week "Stay at Home" order that will take effect Friday night at midnight.
Governor Walz – Minnesotans May Be Slowing Spread of COVID
Minnesota health officials today reported 27 new confirmed COVID 19 cases statewide.
Not Guilty Plea Entered in Rochester Murder Case
A Rochester teenager accused of a fatal shooting earlier this year has entered not guilty pleas to 2nd-degree murder and other charges.
COVID-19: Rochester Suspends Parking Meter Enforcement
The City of Rochester is suspending its enforcement of parking meter violations in the midst of the COVID 19 outbreak.
Mayo Clinic Guarantees Staff Will be Paid During Pandemic
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Minnesota’s Confirmed COVID Total Exceeds 200
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Gov. Walz Activates National Guard For COVID 19 Response
Governor Tim Walz has activated the Minnesota National Guard as part of the state’s response to the coronavirus pandemic.
Olmsted County Reports Two More COVID 19 Cases
The total number of confirmed COVID 19 cases in Minnesota has risen almost 170.
COVID-19: First Coronavirus Death in Minnesota Reported
The COVID-19 pandemic has claimed the life of a Minnesotan.
COVID-19: Mayo Clinic Announces Hospital Visitor Ban
The Mayo Clinic has announced an almost complete ban on hospital visitors due to the COVID-19 pandemic.