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.
Hayfield Teenager Killed in Car-Semi Crash on Icy Rural Road
The Dodge County Sheriff says the car slid into the path of the truck.
Pedestrian Severely Injured on Highway 52 in Rochester
Traffic was backed up for miles while emergency personnel assisted the victim.
Rochester Area COVID Activity Lowest Reported in 10 Weeks
After peaking in early November, COVID-19 activity continues to trend downward in Olmsted County and across much of the state.
Rochester Awarded Clean Up Grant for Apartment Project
The property is on the west side of North Broadway just north of the railroad tracks.
High Demand Overwhelmed Minnesota Pilot Vaccine Program Website
An online appointment portal for a pilot COVID-19 vaccination program in Minnesota was hammered by over 10,000 hits per second after it was launched at noon today.
Formerly Stayed Prison Sentence Executed in Rochester Murder Case
The only person given the opportunity to avoid prison for their involvement in the murder of a Rochester man in 2018 has been granted his request to serve what had been a stayed 46-month prison term.
Owatonna Man Facing Federal Firearm Charge
The charges say he also made threats against law enforcement and politicians in social media posts.
Worker at Rochester Middle School Construction Site Rescued
The worker fell into a deep trench.
Slick Conditions Reported on Highways in Rochester Area
The State Patrol says slick conditions likely contributed to an injury crash this morning on I-35.
Rochester Pre-K through 2nd Grade Students Resume Hybrid Schedule
Some students in the Rochester School District will be returning to school for in-person instruction tomorrow.