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.
Rochester Murder Victim Identified
Olmsted County Sheriff Kevin Torgerson today released the name of the shooting victim and indicated the death has been officially ruled a homicide.
Injury Crash on Highway 14 East of Rochester
The Minnesota State Patrol has released some preliminary information concerning an injury crash that occurred this morning east of Rochester.
Another Byron School Closing Due to Deep Snow
The Byron High School will be open on Thursday, but another Byron school will be closed due to heavy snow on the roof.
Man Found Dead Near Rochester Had Multiple Gunshot Wounds
The Olmsted County Sheriff's Department continues to investigate the death of a man found on a rural southeast Rochester Road early Tuesday as "suspicious," but the evidence points to it being the county’s first homicide of the year.
Investigators Seeking ID of Man Found Dead in Rural Rochester
The cause of death has not been determined, but the Sheriff says signs of trauma were evident.
Retired Minister Pleads Guilty to Killing 911 Dispatcher
A suburban Twin Cities man has admitted to a criminal vehicular homicide charge for driving drunk and killing a 911 dispatcher a little over a year ago.
Highway 14 Expansion Project Glitch is Fixed
A bill that includes language to fix a "glitch" that threatened to delay the expansion of Highway 14 between Dodge Center and Owatonna is headed to the governor's desk for his signature.
Rural Rochester Shed Fire Requires Two Visits by Firefighters
Rochester firefighters had to return to the scene of a pole shed fire this afternoon after a fire in the structure apparently reignited.
Olmsted County Board Considers Hiking Legal Age For Tobacco Sales
Olmsted County is considering joining the growing list of local governments in Minnesota that have enacted ordinances that boost the legal age for purchasing tobacco products and e-cigarette to 21.
Traffic Slowed by Crash on Highway 52 in Rochester
Emergency responders are currently at the scene of a traffic crash on Highway 52 in Rochester.