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.
Rochester’s Forager Brewery Temporarily Closing Due to COVID-19
Another popular eating and drinking establishment in Rochester is temporarily closing as a result of the recent increase in COVID-19 infections in the Rochester area.
Rochester Police Launch Online Accountability Dashboard
The Rochester Police Department has launched a new "digital dashboard" to provide the public with a tool for tracking a variety of policing statistics.
Killer Tornado in NW Minnesota Upgraded to EF-4
The National Weather Service has upgraded its rating of the killer tornado that struck in an area of northwestern Minnesota Wednesday evening.
Another Day, Another Car Theft in Byron
The recent string of vehicle thefts in the Byron area continues.
Rochester Man Arrested After Dead Dog Was Found in Pool
Rochester police were called to a home Wednesday morning and found a dead dog in the backyard swimming pool.
Rochester Man Shot in the Chest Early Friday
For the second time this week, Rochester police responded early today to a report of a shooting at a residence in the 1600 block of 8 1/2 Street Southeast.
Victim of NW Minnesota Tornado Identified
The Sheriff in Otter Tail County today released the name of the man who was killed when two tornadoes touched down in an area south of Fergus Falls Wednesday evening.
Recent Downtown Rochester Bar Patrons Might Need COVID-19 Testing
Olmsted County Public Health officials say they have traced at least a portion of the recent increased COVID-19 activity in the Rochester area to people who spent time in downtown Rochester bars.
Feds Announce New Twin Cities Violent Crime Task Force
The top federal prosecutor for Minnesota today announced the formation of a new task force to address the rising crime problem in the Twin Cities
Shooting Related Conviction Leads to Prison For Rochester Man
A Rochester man who was accused of a shooting last fall outside a southeast Rochester restaurant is headed to prison.