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.
Hastings Landscaper Pleads Guilty in Deadly Dropped Boulder Case
A Hastings man is scheduled to be sentenced next month for causing the deaths of a mother and daughter by failing to properly secure the load on his landscaping truck.
Minnesota’s Projected Budget Surplus Grows to $1.3 Billion
Minnesota lawmakers will return to the State Capitol next year with the luxury of a significant budget surplus.
Minnesota Lawsuit Targets Dominant E-Cig Company
The State of Minnesota has launched a legal fight with the dominant manufacturer of e-cigarette products.
Mayo Clinic Seeking Regulatory Approval For Power Plant Upgrade
The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency is currently accepting public comments concerning the Mayo Clinic’s plans to boost the capacity of its power plant at St. Marys Hospital.
Former Lewiston School Worker Pleads Guilty to Child Porn Charge
A former employee of an area school district is scheduled to be sentenced in January for a child pornography conviction.
Blizzard Dumps Nearly 20 Inches of Snow on Duluth Area
Slick conditions were reported Sunday morning on roadways throughout southeastern Minnesota, where a winter weather advisory is in effect through 6 PM, but some major highways in northern Minnesota remain impassable due to the weekend blizzard.
Officials Report Another Flu-Related Death in Minnesota
Minnesota has experienced another flu-related death. It was reported to the State Department of Health during the past week and was the second since the start of the current influenza season.
SE MN Will Feel Some Impact From Big Northern MN Storm
Southern Minnesota will likely see some wintry travel conditions but it appears the north half of the state will feel the brunt of a major winter storm that’s due to arrive tonight.
Woman Gives Birth Along South Broadway in Rochester
Local emergency responders delivered a baby early today.
Minnesota Nurse is Headed to Federal Prison
A federal judge has sentenced a registered nurse to 18 months in prison for stealing prescription pain medication from an elderly woman recovering from multiple surgeries.