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.
State Sues Lakeville Bar For Staying Open Without License
The Walz administration is taking additional enforcement action against a bar and restaurant in Lakeville that defied the governor's COVID-19 restrictions by serving customers indoors last month.
Daughter of MN Supreme Court Justice Found Dead on Iowa State Campus
The daughter of a Minnesota Supreme Court Justice and prominent Minnesota business leader died yesterday on the campus of Iowa State University.
Two More Minnesotans Admit to Torching Minneapolis Precinct HQ
Four Minnesota men have now pleaded guilty to federal charges for their involvement in the arson fires that destroyed the Minneapolis Police Department Third Precinct Headquarters.
Hayfield Teenager Killed in Car-Semi Crash on Icy Rural Road
The Dodge County Sheriff says the car slid into the path of the truck.
Worker at Rochester Middle School Construction Site Rescued
The worker fell into a deep trench.
High Demand Overwhelmed Minnesota Pilot Vaccine Program Website
An online appointment portal for a pilot COVID-19 vaccination program in Minnesota was hammered by over 10,000 hits per second after it was launched at noon today.
Formerly Stayed Prison Sentence Executed in Rochester Murder Case
The only person given the opportunity to avoid prison for their involvement in the murder of a Rochester man in 2018 has been granted his request to serve what had been a stayed 46-month prison term.
Communitywide COVID Testing Event in Rochester This Week
The saliva tests will be free and available to anyone.
Owatonna Man Facing Federal Firearm Charge
The charges say he also made threats against law enforcement and politicians in social media posts.
Slick Conditions Reported on Highways in Rochester Area
The State Patrol says slick conditions likely contributed to an injury crash this morning on I-35.