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.
Face Mask Mandate For Olmsted County Government Buildings
The mandate will remain in effect until further notice.
Olmsted County Commissioners Appropriate $20 Million in COVID Funds
The Olmsted County Board today voted to approve plans for spending just under $20 million in funding from the American Rescued Plan Act.
Rochester Woman Hurt in Crash 3 Weeks After Motorcycle Crash Left Her With Severe Injuries
Three weeks after she was airlifted to St. Marys Hospital with life-threatening injuries from a motorcycle crash, a Rochester woman was transported by ambulance to the same hospital following a rollover crash Monday evening.
Several Hundred Sign Up For Rochester Online School
The school district is still working to fill some staff positions.
Indoor Mask Use Recommended in Olmsted County With Rise in COVID
Olmsted County has joined the list of Minnesota counties where the community transmission of COVID-19 has risen to a level that carries a recommendation for the indoor use of face coverings.
(UPDATE) Standoff at Rochester Motel is Over
A standoff at a Rochester motel ended peacefully Monday evening.
(UPDATE) Suspect Named and Austin Murder Victim Identified
The 20-year-old woman was fatally shot Saturday afternoon.
Drones Will Measure Urban Heat Island Effect in Rochester
Rochester residents are being told they'll likely spot drones flying over the city this week.
Trial Date Set For Rochester Man in Deadly Drunk Driving Case
He is accused of consuming 15 drinks before the crash that killed a Rochester teenager.
Unemployment Rate in Rochester Moved Higher in June
Seasonal factors contributed to an increase in the unemployment rate for the Rochester area last month.