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.
Minnesota Students Refunded Almost $655,000
A Colorado-based travel company has agreed to refund almost $665,000 to some Minnesota music students.
Apparent Stray Bullet Kills Minnesota Man Working in His Garage
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Mega Millions Jackpot Grows Again – Powerball Up Next
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Worker at Cannon Falls Business Injured by Chemical Reaction
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Minnesota Residents 65 and Older Now Eligible for COVID Vaccine
Minnesota health officials have given the green light to hospitals, healthcare systems, and other organizations administering COVID-19 vaccine shots to provide the vaccine to broader categories of Minnesotans.
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Waseca Police Officer Arik Matson made an appearance at the Minnesota Capitol this morning.
Mayo Clinic Outlines Plans For Getting COVID Vaccine to Patients
The Mayo Clinic has outlined plans to begin administering COVID-19 vaccine shots to its patients.
Minnesota Nat’l Guard Officially Activated to Guard State Capitol
It is official, the Minnesota National Guard is again being activated to protect the State Capitol.
Seven COVID Deaths Reported Today in SE Minnesota
The grim statistic was reported along with another extension of Minnesota's pandemic emergency.