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.
Multiple Gun Battles Preceded Fatal Shooting in Duluth Stand Off
The man killed following a lengthy standoff with police in Duluth last week engaged officers in multiple gun battles in the hours leading to his death.
Over 900,000 Minnesotans Have Had a COVID Shot
In Olmsted County, over 28 percent of the population has had at least one dose.
Plea Deal Reached in Case Involving Toddler’s Death in Rochester
A Mankato woman has entered into a plea agreement and will be sentenced this spring for causing the death of her young son.
Mayo Clinic’s 2020 Financial Performance Strong Despite Pandemic
The Mayo Clinic saw its net operating income drop almost 25 percent last year but Minnesota's largest private-sector employer still managed to report a strong financial performance.
Duluth Police in Stand Off With Suspect Who Shot a Police Dog
The K9 Officer was fatally wounded.
Rochester Teen Was Two Blocks From Home When Her Car Was Hit
A Rochester man was arraigned Thursday on charges related to a traffic wreck that claimed the life of a teenager who was just two blocks from home.
Minnesota’s Top Federal Prosecutor is Stepping Down
President Biden asked for the resignations of all Trump-appointed US Attorneys.
Governor Outlines Minnesota’s Future COVID Vaccine Road Map
Governor Walz described it as a conservative timeline for the administration of the vaccine.
Teenage Victim of SE Rochester Crash Has Died
The driver of a pickup involved in the crash is jailed on suspicion of criminal vehicular homicide.
MN Health Officials Want Students Tested For COVID Every 2 Weeks
A new outreach campaign has been launched to encourage regular testing.