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: Mayo Clinic Eases Hospital Visitor Ban
The Mayo Clinic has slightly eased what had been a nearly complete ban on hospital visitors.
COVID-19 Deaths in Minnesota Declined This Week
The coronavirus related death toll in Minnesota has hit 700 but the number of deaths over the past week dropped when compared to the two previous weeks.
Former Mayo Clinic Researcher Named in Terrorism Indictment
A federal terrorism-related indictment has been issued against a former Mayo Clinic researcher.
COVID-19: Rochester House Party Outbreak Halted by Public Health
Olmsted County Health officials say the “house party” outbreak in Rochester that went “viral” on social media resulted in fewer than 20 confirmed COVID-19 cases, but Public Health Director Graham Briggs says “we dodged a bullet.”
COVID-19: Minnesota Stay at Home Order Ends Monday
Governor Tim Walz has announced non-essential retail businesses will be allowed to reopen on Monday.
Minnesota Health Officials Release Updated COVID-19 Modeling
New coronavirus pandemic modeling released today by the Minnesota Department of Health suggests another extension of the Stay at Home order would result in about 50 fewer deaths from the new viral illness.
Study Gives Olmsted County an ‘F’ For Social Distancing
A new report gives Olmsted County a failing grade for social distancing.
Governor Announces Battle Plan to Fight COVID in MN Nursing Homes
Governor Tim Walz today announced a “battle plan” that will allow the state to go on the offensive against COVID-19 in Minnesota nursing homes and other long-term care facilities.
COVID-19: Elective Surgeries Allowed in Minnesota
Governor Tim Walz today signed an executive order authorizing doctors, dentists, and veterinarians to resume performing elective surgeries and other procedures.
Rochester Woman Scammed by Person Claiming to be Granddaughter
An elderly a Rochester woman has lost thousands of dollars through a variant of the "grandchild" scam.