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.
Crash Causes Huge Traffic Jam on Highway 52 in Rochester (UPDATE)
Traffic on northbound Highway 52 has been snarled by a multi-vehicle crash.
Big Snowstorm Possible Monday Night – Tuesday
Forecasters continue to closely watch a developing storm system that could dump up to a foot of snow on areas of southeastern Minnesota Monday night and Tuesday.
Changes to Four Rochester Public Transit Routes Start Monday
Rochester Public Transit is making changes to several routes this week.
Another Rough Travel Day in Southeast Minnesota
Travel conditions are not good in the Rochester area and other sections of southeastern Minnesota.
Two Killed in Crash Outside Lake City
A man and woman from Lake City were killed Friday in a crash that shut down a section of Highway 61 in Wabasha County for about 5 hours.
Young Child Among Six Injured in Two Rollovers Near Rochester
Six people, including a young child, were transported to St. Mary’s Hospital on Friday following rollover crashes on I-90 in southeastern Minnesota
Rochester Area Could See Three Rounds of Snow Starting Sunday
The National Weather Service is predicting southern Minnesota will be visited by another snow storm on Sunday and that could be followed by a major storm early next week.
Minnesota Women Convicted in Major Medicaid Fraud Case
Two Minnesota women charged with being part of what has been described as the largest Medicaid fraud case in state history have been found guilty of racketeering and theft by swindle charges.
Fatal Crash Near Lake City and Other Injury Crashes
The State Patrol is investigating a deadly traffic crash in Wabasha County.
Rochester Officials Finally Hear From Bloom International
In a possible example of "too little, too late," a communication from Bloom International has been delivered to Rochester officials.