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.
Olmsted County Fills Key Diversity Position
Olmsted County has announced the appointment of a current county employee to lead the county's new Diversity, Equity, and Community Outreach Team.
Winona Man Pleads Guilty to Deadly Hammer Attack
There was a guilty plea today in a Winona murder case.
COVID-19: MN Reports First Double-Digit Death Toll in 6 Weeks
For the first time in about 6 weeks, state health officials today reported a double-digit daily COVID-19 death toll.
Lois Riess Admits to First-Degree Murder Charge
A former Blooming Prairie woman today admitted to murdering her husband in a crime that led to a nationwide manhunt.
Another New Trial Date in Rochester Murder Case
For the fourth time, a trial date has been set in a Rochester murder case.
(UPDATE) MnDOT Has Postponed I-90 Detour
A significant detour planned for the next couple nights near Rochester has been postponed for one day.
Rochester Airport Will Soon Offer Non-Stop Service to Denver
Rochester travelers will soon have access to daily direct flights to a major airline hub in the western U.S.
Gun Incident in Byron Leads to Arrest of Rochester Teenager
An incident linked to recent vehicle thefts in the Byron area led to the arrest of a Rochester teenager on Friday.
Man Killed in SUV-Motorcycle Crash Near Zumbrota
A traffic crash Sunday afternoon in Goodhue County claimed the life of a south-central Minnesota man.
Rochester School Board to Vote on School Opening Plan Today
The Rochester School Board will meet this afternoon to discuss and vote on the school district's plans for starting the new school year.