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.
New Report – 15% of Minnesota Economic Output From Agriculture
A new report highlights the economic impact of the agriculture sector of Minnesota's economy.
Owatonna Man was the Victim of Drug Related Killing
The man who was shot and killed in a Minneapolis home last Thursday night was from Owatonna.
Rising COVID Cases in Dodge County Prompt K-M School Changes
An increase in the transmission of COVID-19 in Dodge County and the possibility of "in school" transmission of the virus has prompted an area school district to make a change in its learning model.
Bail Set a $5 Million For Rochester Murder Suspect
The Rochester man accused of murdering his pregnant girlfriend and her two-year-old daughter was arraigned in Olmsted County Court this morning.
Police Suspect Roseville Woman Was Intentionally Poisoned
Her ex-husband was taken into custody.
Candidate’s Death Prompts Special Election For 2nd Dist. Congress
The November general election is still over a month away but a special election has already been ordered in Minnesota's Second Congressional District, which includes portions of southeastern Minnesota.
Another Record Year For Minnesota Lottery
It was the third straight year the state lottery has set a new record for sales
Man Sought by Rochester Police Killed in Crash Near Kasson
It appears a fatal crash that occurred today near the Kasson-Mantorville High School was a suicide.
Body of Missing Kayaker Found in Twin Cities Lake
The search for the victim of an apparent weekend drowning in the Twin Cities ended Tuesday afternoon.
Rash of Thefts in Pine Island Area
There has been a rash of thefts reported in the Pine Island area.