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.
Ugly Weekend For Rochester and All of Southern Minnesota
Southern Minnesota is headed into another “active” weather weekend.
Attempted Murder Charges Dropped in Austin Arson Case
A plea agreement was reached this week in the case where an Austin man was charged with multiple counts of first-degree attempted murder for starting a house on fire.
BCA Issues Statewide Alert For Missing Classic Car
A statewide alert has been posted for a 1951 Chevy Coupe that was recently stolen in the Hampton area.
Minnesota AG Office Now Reviewing Evidence in Lois Riess Case
Dodge County officials have turned over the investigative reports on the murder of Lois Riess' husband to state prosecutors for charging.
State Lawmakers Asked to Fix Glitch Holding Up Highway 14 Project
Minnesota lawmakers are being asked to fix a problem in the legislation that was approved last year to fund the expansion of Highway 14 to four lanes between Dodge Center and Owatonna.
Crash With Train in Dodge County Leads to Drug Charge
Bail has been set at $30,000 for a man who ran away after the car he was driving was involved in a slow speed collision with a freight train in Dodge County Monday afternoon.
Hayfield Family Learns Fate of Woman Missing for Almost 50 Years
DNA samples provided by family members from Hayfield have allowed investigators to finally identify a young woman found dead in an abandoned and burned home in east-central Minnesota almost 50-years-ago.
Another Rough Travel Day in Southeast Minnesota
Travel conditions are not good in our area and other sections of southeastern Minnesota.
Two Killed in Crash Outside Lake City
A man and woman from Lake City were killed Friday in a crash that shut down a section of Highway 61 in Wabasha County for about 5 hours.
Young Child Among Six Injured in Two Rollovers Near Rochester
Six people, including a young child, were transported to St. Mary’s Hospital on Friday following rollover crashes on I-90 in southeastern Minnesota