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.
Parts of Northern Minnesota Dealing With 4 Inches of Snow
While temperatures in southeastern Minnesota climbed into the low to mid-60s Saturday afternoon, a large area of northern Minnesota was experiencing its first measurable snowstorm of the season.
Rochester Public Schools Will Continue Hybrid and Distance Learning
A rising number of COVID-19 cases has prompted the Rochester School District to continue using the instructional models implemented at the beginning of the school year.
Quick Action Prevented Major Damage to Historic SW Rochester Home
A roof fire threatened a home at the base of Rochester's Pill Hill neighborhood late last night.
Minnesota Reports Records for COVID Testing and New Cases
A huge increase in the number of tests reported completed on Thursday produced a new daily record for the number of new COVID-19 infections reported in Minnesota today.
Thousands of Minnesotans Abandon Their Search for Work
Minnesota's labor force participating rate drops to the lowest level reported in over 40 years.
COVID Cases in Kamala Harris Campaign Impact Rochester Event
Kamala Harris and her husband have suspended their campaign appearances.
Welcome Home Planned Next Week For Officer Arik Matson
Waseca Police Officer Arik Matson is coming home next week.
Senate Republican Report Critical of Walz Response to Riots
A report issued today by Republicans in the Minnesota Senate is critical of Governor Tim Walz, Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey, and the Minneapolis City Council over their responses to the violence that erupted following the death of George Floyd in police custody on Memorial Day
Mayo Clinic Health System No Visitor Policy Reinstated in NW Wisconsin
The increase in COVID-19 activity that is being reported in Wisconsin has prompted the Mayo Clinic Health System to reinstate a no visitor policy for its facilities in Northwest Wisconsin.
Gun Permit Applications Overwhelming Olmsted Sheriff’s Office
Olmsted County Sheriff Kevin Torgerson says his office is getting slammed with applications for permits to purchase and carry firearms.