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.
State Revenue Collections Fall Short in May
Minnesota's revised state revenue forecast has proven remarkably accurate during the past couple of months.
Statewide Crackdown on Speeders Underway in Minnesota
Law officers throughout Minnesota will be working overtime shifts to catch speeding motorists.
Body of Woman Allegedly Killed by Rochester Man Found
Human remains found in a Twin Cities suburb last week have been positively identified as being from the western Wisconsin woman who was allegedly murdered by a Rochester man.
Four Killed Saturday Night in Twin Cities Crash
A wrong-way vehicle crash on I-35W in the Twin Cities Saturday night resulted in the deaths of four people.
Alcohol Involved in Highway 52 Crash (UPDATED)
Traffic on northbound Highway 52 became backed up for a mile or more late Sunday afternoon following a two-vehicle crash near the Civic Center Drive interchange.
Rochester Public Transit Changes Take Effect Monday
Rochester Public Transit is notifying users of some temporary and permanent changes that will take effect Monday.
Police: Rochester Man ‘Panicked’ After Seeing Squad Car
A Rochester man was arrested Wednesday evening on a felony fleeing police charge after the car he was driving crashed into two other vehicles in the parking lot on the west side of Silver Lake Park while a Rochester police officer was attempting to stop him for suspected drunk driving.
Another Minnesota Man Charged With Third Precinct Fire
Federal prosecutors have charged another Minnesotan in connection with the arson fires that destroyed the Minneapolis Police Department Third Precinct Headquarters.
Minnesota May Jobless Rate is the Highest on Record
Minnesota's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate has spiked to a level that has not been seen since at least the mid-1970s.
Target Announces Permanent Minimum Wage Hike
The Minnesota-based Target Corporation today announced a permanent two dollar per hour increase in the company's minimum wage will take effect next month.