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, Police Chief and Olmsted County Sheriff. You can also expect to hear the Mayor, the Superintendent of the Rochester Public Schools, along with a list of local experts that includes Mike Dougherty from MNDOT, Steve Lange from Rochester Magazine, local attorney David Shulman, experienced automotive technician Dick Zeitler and Jim Walter with the Power of Learning. 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.
Rochester Man Injured in Crash Involving Repeat DUI Offender
A man on probation for a felony DUI conviction was involved in a traffic crash Saturday evening that sent another Rochester man to the hospital.
Governor Dayton Responds to ObamaCare Ruling by Texas Judge
Governor Mark Dayton today issued a response to a ruling by a federal judge in Texas that found a key provision of the Affordable Care Act is unconstitutional.
Pine Island Teen Hurt in Highway 52 Crash
A Pine Island teenager was injured Friday afternoon in a traffic crash that snarled traffic on northbound Highway 52 in Rochester.
Girl Reports Man Exposed Himself on Rochester Public Transit Bus
The Rochester Police Department is hoping a video recording from a surveillance camera on a Rochester Public Transit bus will help identify a man accused of exposing himself to a teenage girl.
Flu Activity in Minnesota is Beginning to Ramp Up
The Minnesota Department of Health is reporting an increase in flu activity.
Machete Attack Results in Prison Sentence For Hayfield Man
One of the two men arrested following a machete attack in Hayfield earlier this year is headed to prison.
Girl Suffers Broken Arm in Dog Attack
A dog attack in Rochester on Monday left an 11-year-old girl with a broken arm.
Police Seek Help in Finding Missing Austin Teenager
The Austin Police Department is requesting assistance from the public in locating a teenage girl who has been missing since Friday.
Numerous Crashes and Spin Outs Already Reported in SE Minnesota
The first major snowstorm of the season for southeastern Minnesota is causing travel headaches in southeastern Minnesota, where National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning through noon on Sunday.
Messy Travel Conditions Expected Over The Weekend
Rochester is not included in a winter storm warning issued by the National Weather Service for portions of southern Minnesota, but the southeastern corner of the state will be under a Winter Weather Advisory.