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.
COVID-19: Thursday Spike Followed by Big Drop in New Cases
State health officials today reported a significant drop in the number of new COVID-19 cases after reporting a spike yesterday both locally and statewide
Expect Delays in Counting Minnesota Election Ballots
Minnesota's top election official is warning that it could take a week or more to announce the final results from next week's primary election and the general election in November.
COVID-19: Nearly 40 New Cases Reported in Olmsted County
The number of new COVID-19 cases reported in Minnesota today was the second highest single-day total since the beginning of the pandemic.
Fleeing Burglary Suspect Killed in Crash Near Hampton
The State Patrol says a motorist fleeing from a Dakota County deputy was killed in a crash this morning near Hampton.
COVID-19: Free Community Testing Offered in Plainview
The recent increase in COVID-19 cases in Wabasha County has prompted the organization of a community testing event next week.
Olmsted County to Address Racism as a Public Health Issue
Olmsted County is embarking on a study of race and racism as a public health issue.
New Grant Program Benefits Rochester City License Holders
The City of Rochester will begin accepting applications Thursday afternoon for a new grant program funded by a portion of the money distributed to the city through the federal CARES Act in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Faribault Man Killed in Pickup-Bike Crash
A Faribault man was killed yesterday while bicycling on a trail in the Mankato area.
Happy Birthday Rochester MN!
Rochester officially became a city on this date 162 years ago.
Gun Violation Puts Rochester Man in Federal Prison
A Rochester man has been given a lengthy prison sentence for illegal possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.