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, Police Chief and Olmsted County Sheriff. You can also expect to hear the Mayor, the Superintendent of the Rochester Public Schools, along with a list of local experts that includes Mike Dougherty from MNDOT, Steve Lange from Rochester Magazine, local attorney David Shulman, experienced automotive technician Dick Zeitler and Jim Walter with the Power of Learning. 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.
Olmsted County to Buy Seneca Site With Corn Cob Water Tower
Seneca Foods has found a buyer for its canning plant in southeast Rochester.
Alcohol Was Involved in Fatal Crash Near Hampton
The State Patrol was called out late last night to investigate two deadly traffic crashes that were separated by only about 15-miles and 15-minutes.
Discarded Napkin Led to Arrest in Minneapolis Cold Case
Bail has been set at $1 million for a Minnesota businessman accused of killing a Minneapolis woman 25-years ago.
Spring Must Be Near – The Lake Pepin Ice Measurements Have Begun
The wait for “ice out” on Lake Pepin will likely not be anywhere near as long this year as it was in 2018.
Weather-Related Crash Totals Keep Growing
The Minnesota State Patrol is reporting there were around 350 crashes at around 550 vehicle spinouts statewide from 10:30 Tuesday night through 10:30 last night.
Hayfield Family Learns Fate of Woman Missing for Almost 50 Years
DNA samples provided by family members from Hayfield have allowed investigators to finally identify a young woman found dead in an abandoned and burned home in east-central Minnesota almost 50-years-ago.
The Snowstorms Are Taking a Toll on State Patrol Cruisers
It has been a rough month for the Minnesota State Patrol, both in terms of the long hours worked by troopers in the inclement weather and the damage inflicted on State Patrol squad cars.
Crash Causes Huge Traffic Jam on Highway 52 in Rochester (UPDATE)
Traffic on northbound Highway 52 has been snarled by a multi-vehicle crash.
Big Snowstorm Possible Monday Night – Tuesday
Forecasters continue to closely watch a developing storm system that could dump up to a foot of snow on areas of southeastern Minnesota Monday night and Tuesday.
Another Rough Travel Day in Southeast Minnesota
Travel conditions are not good in the Rochester area and other sections of southeastern Minnesota.