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: MN Reports New Highs For Hospitalizations and ICU Usage
The number of Minnesotans in the hospital due to COVID-19 continues to steadily rise and today topped 600 for the first time.
Rochester Suspends All Large Public Events into Mid-August
On the heels of the decision to cancel the 2020 Minnesota State Fair, the City of Rochester today announced the suspension of large public events in the city through August 16th.
Rochester Chamber of Commerce Asking Walz to Allow Indoor Dining
The Rochester Area Chamber of Commerce has joined a chorus of business owners and business groups in expressing disappointment with Governor Tim Walz's decision to limit bars and restaurants to serving patrons in outdoor seating.
Minnesota Bar and Restaurant Guidance Coming Wednesday
A member of Governor Tim Walz his cabinet says an announcement is coming tomorrow concerning phased plans for reopening bars, restaurants, and other places of public accommodation.
Reward Offered After Damage to Fresh Concrete Near Spring Valley
The contractor working on a repaving project in Fillmore County is offering a $5000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for driving on a section of freshly poured concrete.
Potentially Dangerous Pit Bull on the Loose in NW Rochester
Rochester police have issued an alert concerning a potentially dangerous dog on the loose in Northwest Rochester.
Rochester Area’s Moisture Deficit Erased by Weekend Rains
Just days after the National Weather Service issued an advisory concerning abnormally dry conditions in southeastern Minnesota, the region was drenched by rain over the weekend.
Winona Man Hurt in Motorcycle-Deer Crash
A motorcyclist from Winona was transported to a hospital following a tangle with a deer in northern Minnesota Saturday morning.
Senate Bonding Plan Has $60 Million For Rochester Area
The Republican leaders of the Minnesota Senate today unveiled a $1.4 billion bonding bill that includes over $60 million for projects in the Rochester area.
Olmsted County Announces Partial Government Center Reopening
Olmsted County will begin reopening its facilities to the public in phases next Wednesday as the state's easing of coronavirus-related restrictions continues.