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.
Winona-Rochester Diocese Bankruptcy Filing is Coming Soon
A formal announcement is expected on Tuesday, but Sunday worshippers at Catholic Churches throughout southern Minnesota and western Wisconsin were given notice yesterday that the Diocese of Winona-Rochester will soon be going through bankruptcy reorganization.
SE Minnesota Could See Six Inches of Snow
The National Weather Service is predicting the region’s first shovelable snow of the season will occur tonight.
Minnesotans Face Average 5.7% Proposed Property Tax Increase
County Assessor offices throughout Minnesota are sending out annual “Truth in Taxation” statements to property owners to provide notice of the property tax levies being proposed by local governments to support their 2019 budgets.
Byron Girl Hit by Vehicle After Exiting School Bus
A five-year-old girl was taken to St. Marys hospital yesterday after she got off her school bus and was struck by a vehicle in Byron.
Suspected Hunting Accident Killed Retired Minnesota Police Chief
A former Northwestern Minnesota Police Chief was found dead from a gunshot wound over the weekend.
Crash in Houston County Results in Life Threatening Injuries
The State Patrol says a 28-year-old woman was critically injured in a crash this afternoon in Houston County.
Waseca Police Seek Assistance in Finding Missing Teenager
The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension has issued a statewide missing person alert for a Waseca teenager.
Not Guilty Pleas Entered by Former Kasson Police Officer
A trial date has been set in the case of a former Kasson Police Officer facing sex abuse charges.
Supreme Court to Consider Winona County Frac Sand Ban
The legal fight over frac sand mining in Winona County continues.
Cannon Falls Home Invasion Suspects Charged
An Inver Grove Heights man was arraigned this week in Goodhue County Court on charges stemming from a violent home invasion at a rural Cannon Falls home earlier this year.