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.
Possible Vote on Big Pay Hikes For Rochester Elected Officials
A recommendation to more than double the pay for members of the Rochester City Council and the city’s Mayor is on the agenda for Monday’s Council meeting.
Officials Report Another Flu-Related Death in Minnesota
Minnesota has experienced another flu-related death. It was reported to the State Department of Health during the past week and was the second since the start of the current influenza season.
SE MN Will Feel Some Impact From Big Northern MN Storm
Southern Minnesota will likely see some wintry travel conditions but it appears the north half of the state will feel the brunt of a major winter storm that’s due to arrive tonight.
Woman Gives Birth Along South Broadway in Rochester
Local emergency responders delivered a baby early today.
Minnesota Nurse is Headed to Federal Prison
A federal judge has sentenced a registered nurse to 18 months in prison for stealing prescription pain medication from an elderly woman recovering from multiple surgeries.
Experimental Treatment Yields Amazing Results For Mayo Patient
The Mayo Clinic cautions the human trial is still in a very early stage, but the first patient to receive a new stem cell therapy for paralysis has experienced an amazing recovery.
Infant Injured in Car-Snowplow Collision in Rochester
The State Patrol has released the names of the woman and child who were hurt in an injury crash in Rochester that involved a snowplow Wednesday afternoon.
Rochester Home Heavily Damaged by Fire
A fire Wednesday afternoon resulted in significant damage to a home in northwest Rochester.
Rochester Area Law Officers Participating in DWI Crackdown
The Rochester Police Department and the Olmsted County Sheriff's Office are among the over 300 law enforcement agencies statewide that have signed up with the Minnesota State Patrol to stage a crackdown on impaired drivers through the holidays.
Chatfield Man Among 18 Injured in Storm Related Crashes
The State Patrol is reporting there were hundreds of storm-related traffic crashes and vehicles throughout the state last night and this morning but so far, there have not been any reports of serious injuries or fatalities.