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.
Guilty Plea in 2018 St. Charles Rape Case
A western Minnesota man is scheduled to be sentenced in February for repeatedly raping a St. Charles after breaking into her home in November 2018.
Deer Hit by Vehicle Near Rochester Had CWD
Another wild deer in Dakota County also recently tested positive for chronic wasting disease.
Minnesota Hits New Records for COVID Deaths and Hospitalizations
The grim COVID-19 statistics for Minnesota have reached new record highs for a second straight day.
All Social Gatherings Prohibited Under Walz ‘Dial Back’ Order
Minnesotans are being told not to allow anyone who is not an immediate household member in their homes.
COVID-19: Mayo Clinic is Expanding its ICU Capacity in Rochester (VIDEO)
A top Mayo Clinic official provided an update today on the pandemic's growing strain on the healthcare provider's operations.
Face Mask Dispute Leads to Police Response to Rochester Store
Police say the incident resulted in up to $800 in damage.
Minnesota Tax Revenues Over $800 Million Higher Than Forecast
It's an indicator of an economy that is recovering faster than expected.
Minnesota Senate Majority Leader Tests Positive For COVID
The State Senate Majority Leader says he has been in quarantine since last Monday.
Minnesota Preparing to Issue COVID Notification Texts
People who tested positive or who have had close contact with a positive case will get the text messages.
Rochester Public Schools Shifting to All Distance Learning Next Week
The School District issued a statement this afternoon to announce that pre-K through 12th-grade students will all be using distance learning for instruction starting Wednesday.