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, Police Chief and Olmsted County Sheriff. You can also expect to hear the Mayor, the Superintendent of the Rochester Public Schools, along with a list of local experts that includes Mike Dougherty from MNDOT, Steve Lange from Rochester Magazine, local attorney David Shulman, experienced automotive technician Dick Zeitler and Jim Walter with the Power of Learning. 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.
Icy Conditions Contribute to Hundreds of Crashes in Minnesota
A southeastern shift in the track of the winter storm affecting the region today has significantly lessened the amount of snow expected in the Rochester area, but road conditions remain dicey.
Storm Produced Record Setting Snowfall in Rochester
There were nearly a half dozen crashes involving MnDOT snow plows during Friday's record-setting snowstorm.
Former Kasson Officer Admits to Sex Abuse Charges
A former Kasson Police Officer has entered into a plea agreement to settle dozens of child sex abuse charges in three different counties.
Light Snow Likely Factor in Deadly Crash Near Zumbrota
The slick conditions created by the light snow that fell across the region overnight may have contributed to a fatal crash in Goodhue County this morning.
Bail Set For Faribault Convicted Drug Dealer Blamed For Fatal Overdose
A man charged with a fatal drug overdose in Faribault had his initial court appearance this morning.
(UPDATE) One Rochester Shopko is on Closure List
Wisconsin-based ShopKo made it official this morning. The retailer announced it is entering into Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization.
Jayme’s Accused Abductor Due in Court Monday
“Jayme is the hero in his case...no question about it.”
Winona County Man Claims Big Gopher 5 Jackpot
A Winona County man visited the State Lottery headquarters in Roseville on Thursday to collect a large lottery prize.
Victim of New Year’s Day Crash in Fillmore County Has Died
A young woman from Wykoff has died from the severe injuries she suffered in a traffic crash on New Year’s Day.
Sex Abuse Cases Against Former Kasson Officer Combined in Rochester
The child sex abuse charges against a former Kasson Police Officer are being consolidated into a single case that will be prosecuted in Rochester.