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.
Worker at Rochester Middle School Construction Site Rescued
The worker fell into a deep trench.
Slick Conditions Reported on Highways in Rochester Area
The State Patrol says slick conditions likely contributed to an injury crash this morning on I-35.
Rochester Pre-K through 2nd Grade Students Resume Hybrid Schedule
Some students in the Rochester School District will be returning to school for in-person instruction tomorrow.
Mayo Clinic Announces Special Lighting for MLK Holiday
The most prominent landmark in downtown Rochester’s skyline will be bathed in red, white, and blue tonight as part of the Mayo Clinic’s recognition and celebration of the Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday.
Rochester Chosen to Participate in Pilot COVID Vaccine Program (UPDATED)
Rochester is among the nine locations in Minnesota chosen to participate in a pilot COVID-19 vaccination program announced today by Governor Tim Walz.
Minnesota Extends Streak of Better Than Expected Tax Collections
An improving national economic outlook is being credited.
Communitywide COVID Testing Event in Rochester This Week
The saliva tests will be free and available to anyone.
Rochester Man Hit by Vehicle on I-35 Near Albert Lea
He was standing in the traffic lane on the freeway when he was hit.
Minnesota National Guard Troops Arriving in Washington DC (PHOTOS)
Planes carrying members of the Minnesota National Guard members have been flying this weekend to Washington D.C. as part of a massive deployment of troops to the nation's capitol in advance of the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden.
Rochester Area COVID Vaccination Rate is Now Over 10 Percent
The most recent update from the state shows close to 185,000 Minnesotans have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.