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.
Several Tornadoes Reported in Southern Minnesota
The storm system responsible for the flooding in the Rochester area produced several tornadoes Friday night in south-central Minnesota.
Man Sleeping in Flooding Park Rescued by Rochester Firefighters
The Rochester Fire Department was called out Saturday morning to rescue a person spotted sleeping on a picnic table in Kutzky Park as it was being filled by water from the flooding Cascade Creek.
Rochester And Neighboring Areas Hit by More Flooding
A week after torrential rains cause major flooding in and near Rochester, another round of heavy rain is causing flooding in many of the same areas.
Rochester Police Identify Armed Robbery Suspect
The Rochester Police Department has named a prime suspect for a recent armed robbery and is seeking the public's assistance in locating him.
Teenager Dies After Swimming Mishap Near Duluth
The St. Louis County Sheriff's Department is indicating that it has received notice from family members that a teenage boy from Superior Wisconsin has died as a result of the injuries he suffered in a swimming mishap earlier this week.
Former Rochester Tattoo Shop Owner Arrested After Gun Incident
A report of a man with a gun at a Rochester tattoo shop led to the arrest of a former owner of the business.
Chatfield Man Arrested With Stolen Truck After Mail Theft Call
The Olmsted County Sheriff's Department responded Wednesday morning to a report of possible mail theft and ended up recovering a stolen car.
More Lane and Sidewalk Closures for Downtown Rochester Projects
An already torn up portion of downtown Rochester became a little bit more difficult to navigate today.
41 Years Since Devastating Flood Changed Rochester Forever
July 5th will mark the 40th anniversary of a seminal moment in the history of Rochester, Minnesota.
Rochester Home Invasion Suspect Pleads Guilty
One of the people accused of being involved in a home invasion earlier this year has worked out a plea deal with Olmsted County prosecutors.