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.
Mississippi River at Flood Stage and Rising at Wabasha
The Mississippi River has risen to flood stage in Wabasha as the water from the melting snow continues its journey to the Gulf of Mexico.
Know of any Bad Potholes in Rochester? The City Wants to Hear From You
The Rochester Public Works Department is searching for potholes and needs the public's help.
Minnesota and Michigan Governors Wager on NCAA Game
Governor Tim Walz and his counterpart in Michigan have established a friendly wager over the outcome of Saturday’s NCAA tournament matchup between the University of Minnesota and Michigan State.
Poached Deer Dumped in Wabasha County
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is requesting the public's assistance in identifying the person or persons who dumped the carcasses of 8 white-tailed deer in Wabasha County.
It’s Officially Spring but the Lake Pepin Ice Remains Thick
Despite the arrival of more seasonable weather, the ice in some areas on Lake Pepin grew slightly thicker over the past week.
New U of M Program Responds to Chronic Wasting Disease Crisis
The University of Minnesota has announced the formation of a new program aimed at responding to the growing Chronic Wasting Disease problem in the state and other areas of the U.S.
Austin Motel Searched as Part of Noelani Robinson Investigation
Investigators have determined the child found dead along a southern Minnesota highway died from blunt for trauma to the head.
Large Ice Dam on Zumbro River Causing Concern in Dodge County
The Dodge County Sheriff's Department is monitoring a large ice dam that has formed on the Middle Fork of the Zumbro River.
Two Minnesota Troopers Commended For Live Saving Actions
Two Minnesota State Troopers are being hailed for saving the life of a young woman after a traffic crash on an icy stretch of a Twin Cities freeway earlier this week.
List of Flood Related Closures in Rochester is Growing
High water levels from melting snow in the rain are impacting travel throughout southern Minnesota.