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.
Travel Impossible in Parts of Western Minnesota
Blizzard conditions are making travel impossible in parts of western Minnesota today.
Multi-Truck Crash Temporarily Shut Down I-90 Near Rochester
Among the crashes reported in the Rochester area during Wednesday’s snow event was a collision involving three semi-trucks that resulted in the temporary closure of a section of I-90.
Statewide Tornado Drill Canceled Due to Stormy Forecast
This week's stormy forecast has prompted the National Weather Service to take the unusual step of canceling one of the main events of Severe Weather Awareness Week.
State Patrol – Rochester Man Injured in Alcohol Involved Crash
The State Patrol is indicating alcohol may have contributed to a single-vehicle crash last night that sent a Rochester man to the hospital.
Guilty Plea in High Profile Minnesota Distracted Driving Case
A truck driver from western Wisconsin has pleaded guilty to causing a deadly crash in a highly publicized Minnesota distracted driving case.
Late Winter Storm Aiming to Hit Minnesota
The National Weather Service says there is growing confidence in forecasting models that are predicting a potent winter storm will hit the region later this week.
Grand Jury Charges Rochester Man With First-Degree Murder
The Olmsted County Grand Jury has issued a first-degree murder indictment against one of the three cousins accused of the murder of a Rochester man last fall.
Rochester Woman Severely Injured in Crash Near Zumbro Falls
A Rochester woman suffered life-threatening injuries and her two young children were also hurt in a crash late Saturday morning. Another crash near Dexter injured a Rochester man.
Mississippi Bluff Boulder Smashes Into Car Near Wabasha
A Red Wing teenager apparently escaped serious injury, but likely had a pretty good scare Friday when her car was hit by a boulder falling from a bluff along the Mississippi River.
Snow May Have Contributed to Injury Crash Near Lanesboro
he State Patrol is reporting there was a rain and snow mix falling at the time of a head-on crash in Fillmore County this afternoon.