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.
Tornadoes and Funnel Clouds Reported in SE Minnesota
The severe storms that affected southern Minnesota this afternoon produced at least one tornado.
21 Traffic Deaths in Minnesota Since Beginning of August
The Minnesota Department of Public Safety is calling attention to what it describes as “an alarming number” of fatal crashes this month.
Rochester Couple Indicted on Federal Child Porn Charges
A federal grand jury has returned an indictment against a Rochester couple previously charged with child sex abuse in Olmsted County Court.
Rochester Man Guilty of Nearly Fatal Knife Attack
A jury in Steele County has convicted a Rochester man of second-degree attempted murder and first-degree assault charges.
At Least 5 Dead After Weekend Crashes in Minnesota
It was another deadly weekend on Minnesota roadways.
Judge Upholds Charges For Attack on Minnesota Trooper
A judge in Faribault County has cleared the way for two Milwaukee area men to stand trial on charges stemming from a brutal attack on a Minnesota State Trooper last December.
Rochester Police Identify Shooting Suspect
Rochester Police have identified a suspect for the shooting Wednesday that left a 24-year-old man in critical condition.
Winona State Student From Rochester Drowned (UPDATE)
A Winona State University student from Rochester drowned yesterday while swimming off a beach on the Wisconsin side of the Mississippi River near Latsch Island.
Memorial Service Scheduled For I-90 Crash Victims From Rochester
A memorial service is planned Thursday afternoon in Willmar for the three Rochester residents who perished in a fiery crash last Friday.
At Least 11 Killed on MN Roads Since Friday
The State Patrol has released information about a weekend crash that killed two people and left two others with life-threatening injuries.