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.
Dinkytown Shooting Prompts U of M to Boost Police Presence
3 of the 5 shooting victims were U of M students.
Wabasha County Drowning Victim Was From Pine Island
The deadly incident occurred Friday afternoon in the Zumbro River.
Minnesota Seatbelt Crackdown Results in 2000 Tickets
Officials say failing to buckle up has already contributed to nearly 4 dozen traffic deaths in the state.
Red Wing Teenager Killed in Crash Involving Garbage Truck
The crash occurred just outside of Red Wing on Thursday.
Minnesota Boating Fatalities Highest in Over a Decade
State officials are urging everyone to make safety a priority.
Minnesota Has Regained 250K of Jobs Lost to COVID Shut Down
The latest jobs report from the state shows Minnesota has regained 60 percent of the jobs that were lost during the COVID-19 pandemic shutdown last year.
Supreme Court Upholds Rochester Man’s First Degree Murder Conviction
The ruling involves a fatal shooting that occurred in 2018.
MN Nat’l Guard Preparing For Potential Minneapolis Deployment
100 members of the Minnesota National Guard are currently on standby.
Motorist Who Killed Protestor in Minneapolis Charged With Murder
He told investigators he was planning to jump over a car parked in the road to serve as a barricade.
Teenager Killed by Hit and Run Driver in Minneapolis
Officials suspect alcohol or drugs were involved.