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.
Four Killed in Twin Cities Crash
A wrong-way vehicle crash on I-35W in the Twin Cities Saturday night resulted in the deaths of four people.
COVID 19: MN Deaths & Hospitalizations Down For 3rd Straight Week
Coronavirus related deaths in Minnesota have now been declining for three straight weeks.
Feds Charge Another Minnesotan With Arson
A suburban Twin Cities woman is the latest person to be charged in federal court on an arson charge stemming from the rioting in the Twin Cities in late May.
Hy-Vee & ALDI Store Brand Bagged Garden Salads Linked to Outbreak
State officials say 13 Minnesotans are among the people from six states who have become ill after eating bagged salad products contaminated by a microscopic parasite.
Ammonia Leak Prompts Evacuation of Rochester Ice Cream Plant
The Kemps ice cream plant along North Broadway in Rochester was evacuated late last night due to an ammonia leak.
State Health Officials Issue New Youth Sports Guidance
The Minnesota Department of Health has issued new guidance concerning youth sports participation amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Governor Wants Juneteenth State Holiday in Minnesota
Governor Tim Walz has issued an official proclamation declaring today Juneteenth Freedom Day in Minnesota.
Minnesota House Approves Policing Reform Legislation
The Minnesota House early today voted 71-59 to approve a sweeping package of policing reforms titled The Reforming Accountability Act.
Minnesota May Jobless Rate is the Highest on Record
Minnesota's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate has spiked to a level that has not been seen since at least the mid-1970s.
Police: Rochester Man ‘Panicked’ After Seeing Squad Car
A Rochester man was arrested Wednesday evening on a felony fleeing police charge after the car he was driving crashed into two other vehicles in the parking lot on the west side of Silver Lake Park while a Rochester police officer was attempting to stop him for suspected drunk driving.