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.
Candidate’s Death Prompts Special Election For 2nd Dist. Congress
The November general election is still over a month away but a special election has already been ordered in Minnesota's Second Congressional District, which includes portions of southeastern Minnesota.
Another Record Year For Minnesota Lottery
It was the third straight year the state lottery has set a new record for sales
Man Sought by Rochester Police Killed in Crash Near Kasson
It appears a fatal crash that occurred today near the Kasson-Mantorville High School was a suicide.
Missing Olmsted County Woman Found Alive
The 79-year-old woman with dementia was last seen by family members last night.
Bomb Threats to MN College Prompted by Unfinished Homework
A Minnesota college student accused of phoning in a series of bomb threats to his school last year has pleaded guilty to a federal charge.
Byron Boy Injured in Weekend ATV Crash
The crash occurred Saturday night at a relative's rural Olmsted County property.
3 Men Now Jailed on Attempted Murder Charges in Wabasha Co.
A third man is being held in jail on suspicion of attempted murder involving the baseball bat attacks that occurred earlier this month at a campground in Wabasha County.
Minnesota Summer Economy Outperformed Projections
The latest tax collection report from the State of Minnesota suggests the state’s economy performed better than expected this summer.
MN COVID Cases at Record High – Deaths and ICU Usage Down
Minnesota's testing positivity rate jumped to almost 6-percent on Saturday as the daily count of new cases hit a new record high and the overall number of COVID-19 cases rose above 90,000.
Second Man Charged With Wabasha County Baseball Bat Beatings
There are now two people detained in the Wabasha County jail on attempted murder charges stemming from the baseball bat beatings of two people in Hammond.