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.
Crash in Mantorville Kills Bicyclist
A traffic accident this morning in Mantorville involving a man riding a bike and a piece of construction equipment proved fatal for the bicyclist.
Hy-Vee Reports Data Breach in Payment Processing Systems
The company that operates some of the largest grocery stores in the region is investigating a data breach involving its payment processing systems.
Rochester Police Arrest Teenage Vehicle Thief
Rochester Police have arrested a teenage suspect in the theft of a vehicle and the following police chase and crash earlier this week.
Social Media Post Threatens to ‘Shoot Up’ Albert Lea School
The Albert Lea Police Department is reporting the arrest of a juvenile girl accused of issuing threats through social media.
Rochester Man Admits Breaking Woman’s Hip
A Rochester man is scheduled to be sentenced in October for seriously injuring a woman who had given him a place to stay.
Asphalt Track Surface Rejected For Rochester Running Track
The Rochester Park Board voted last night not to include repaving the running track at Soldiers Field Park while awarding a bid for a repaving project involving the parking lot at the adjacent parking lot for the golf course and swimming pool.
Tornadoes and Funnel Clouds Reported in SE Minnesota
The severe storms that affected southern Minnesota this afternoon produced at least one tornado.
21 Traffic Deaths in Minnesota Since Beginning of August
The Minnesota Department of Public Safety is calling attention to what it describes as “an alarming number” of fatal crashes this month.
Rochester Couple Indicted on Federal Child Porn Charges
A federal grand jury has returned an indictment against a Rochester couple previously charged with child sex abuse in Olmsted County Court.
Rochester Police Looking For Vehicle Theft & Hit and Run Suspect
Rochester Police are looking for a man who fled on foot following a brief chase in a stolen vehicle Monday night.