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.
COVID-19: Olmsted County Cases Trending Younger
As has been the case in many other parts of the state and the nation, most of the COVID-19 cases recently detected in Olmsted County involve younger people.
Victim of NW Minnesota Tornado Identified
The Sheriff in Otter Tail County today released the name of the man who was killed when two tornadoes touched down in an area south of Fergus Falls Wednesday evening.
Masks Mandatory in Rochester Starting Wednesday
Rochester has joined a growing number of communities in requiring the use of face masks or other coverings to curtail the spread of COVID-19.
Rochester Mayor Signs Mandatory Mask Order (Updated)
It appears Rochester is about to join the growing list of communities that require the wearing of face masks or other coverings to help curtail the spread of COVID-19.
Cameras Barred From Pre-Trial Hearings in George Floyd Case
A Minnesota judge has rejected allowing cameras in the court for pretrial proceedings of four former Minneapolis police officers charged in the death of George Floyd.
COVID-19: Minnesota Seeing Increase Among Young Adults
Minnesota is among the states seeing rising numbers of COVID-19 infections among young adults.
(UPDATED) St. Paul Infant Found Safe
An earlier report from St. Paul Police that a missing infant had been found has proved to be erroneous.
Mayo Clinic Restoring Pay and Ending Furloughs Early
Employees of the Mayo Clinic received some welcome news today.
Rochester Man Arraigned on Murder Charge in Wisconsin
Conditional bail has been set at $1 million for a Rochester man accused of murdering a Nelson Wisconsin woman several years ago.
Groundbreaking For New Mental Health Crisis Center in Rochester
A groundbreaking ceremony was held Tuesday afternoon for a new mental health crisis center in Rochester.