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.
Snowier Than Average Winter Forecast For Minnesota
Minnesotans are being told to expect a snowier than average winter.
Lane Closure Planned on Busy East-West Route in Rochester
Motorists are being advised of some new lane closures on the 4th Street Southeast due to the ongoing repairs to the steam line that connects the Olmsted Waste-to-Energy facility to customers in downtown Rochester.
Retrial of Murder Charge Against Rochester Man Begins Monday
The process of seating the jury for a trial in a high profile Rochester criminal case is expected to begin Monday in Olmsted County Court.
Rochester Police – Man With Machete Terrorized Family
Rochester police have reported the arrest of a 29-year-old man who is accused of terrorizing family members with a large machete.
Tragedy Strikes at Minnesota High School Football Game
A high school football player died last night after collapsing during a varsity game in northern Minnesota.
Dakota County Man Gets 47-Years For Intentional Hit and Run
A Twin Cities man has been given consecutive sentences that total over 47 years in prison for killing two people by running them over in a minivan last year.
Mankato Man Killed in Wrong Way Crash
The Minnesota State Control is investigating a deadly wrong-way crash that occurred last night on Highway 169 less than a mile from the historic William W. Mayo House in Le Sueur.
Blizzard Starting to Wind Down in North Dakota
The storm system that missed this region by a few hundred miles has completely shut down travel across a large area of North Dakota.
Rochester Area Was the Coldest in Minnesota This Morning
The Rochester area just experienced its first freeze of the season and the coldest night in about 5-1/2 months.
Fire in NW Rochester Sends One Person to St. Marys
The Rochester Fire Department says one person was transported to St. Mary's hospital for treatment after firefighters responded this morning to a residence near the Northrop Community Education Center.