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.
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.
Rochester Teacher Stabbed While Protecting Students [UPDATED]
Rochester Police say a 4th-grade Teacher at Rochester Arts and Science Academy was stabbed by a man while she was walking near Folwell Elementary School with a small group of students following a visit to a nearby park.
Report – Rochester Has Lowest Poverty Rate in U.S.
A new report singles out Rochester for having the lowest poverty rate in the nation.
Stewartville Area Woman Avoids Prison For Fatal Crash
A Stewartville area woman's sentence for causing a fatal traffic crash two years ago does not call for any prison time if she can stay out of trouble.
Mayo Clinic Subway System to Get Major Upgrade
The Mayo Clinic has announced plans to improve its pedestrian subway system.
Hampton Man Will Be Jailed On Anniversaries of Girlfriend’s Death
A Dakota County man won’t have to go to prison, but his sentence for a deadly drunk driving crash on Valentine's Day calls for him to be behind bars on the anniversary of the death of his girlfriend for the next ten years.