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.
Funeral Planned Monday For Fallen Owatonna Soldier
A young soldier from Owatonna will be laid to rest on Monday.
Flags Flown at Half Staff For Fallen MN Fire Chief
U.S. and Minnesota flags are being flown at half-staff at government facilities throughout the state today in honor of a central Minnesota fire chief who suffered a fatal heart attack within hours of his participation in the response to an emergency call earlier this week.
Minnesota Tax Collections Beat Brand New Forecast by Over 4%
The State of Minnesota's tax collections during the final two months of last year were well above the level predicted by the brand new state revenue forecast that was made public in early December.
Travel Conditions Are Deteriorating in the Rochester Area
The snow arrived in the Rochester area in the early afternoon and quickly covered roads and reduced visibility.
Early Absentee Voting Begins Today For MN Presidential Primary
Voting for Minnesota’s first-ever binding Presidential Nomination Primary begins this morning.
Rochester Public Schools Close Friday Ahead of Winter Storm
Almost the entire State of Minnesota is now under a winter storm warning for Friday and Saturday.
Flu Season Rages On With 9 More Deaths in Minnesota
For a fifth straight week, the Minnesota Department of Health is rating the activity as widespread and total reported another 9 flu-related deaths.
Winter Storm Watch Issued For Possible Friday Storm
The Rochester appears to be on the southern edge of a significant snow event forecast for Friday and Saturday.
Outage Caused by Minivan Hitting NW Rochester Power Pole
Over 100 customers of Rochester Public Utilities were left without power following a traffic crash this morning.
Guilty Plea in Rochester Home Invasion Case
A man involved in a violent home invasion in Rochester last spring entered into a plea agreement today and is scheduled to be sentenced in March.