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.
State Patrol – Alcohol Involved in Rollover Near Pine Island
The State Patrol is reporting alcohol was involved in an injury crash that occurred this morning north of Rochester.
St. Paul Police – Porch Pirate Left Thank You Note
St. Paul Police are looking for a so-called Porch Pirate who left a thank you note after stealing a package.
Federal Indictment Against Woman Deported For Deadly MN Bus Crash
A federal grand jury has issued an indictment against a woman from Guatemala who spent 8 years in a Minnesota prison for causing a traffic crash that claimed the lives of four children riding in a school bus.
Slick Conditions Contributing to Crashes Across SE Minnesota
The light snow that coated roadways across southeastern Minnesota this morning has kept emergency personnel busy.
Hastings Landscaper Pleads Guilty in Deadly Dropped Boulder Case
A Hastings man is scheduled to be sentenced next month for causing the deaths of a mother and daughter by failing to properly secure the load on his landscaping truck.
Minnesota’s Projected Budget Surplus Grows to $1.3 Billion
Minnesota lawmakers will return to the State Capitol next year with the luxury of a significant budget surplus.
Minnesota Lawsuit Targets Dominant E-Cig Company
The State of Minnesota has launched a legal fight with the dominant manufacturer of e-cigarette products.
Former Lewiston School Worker Pleads Guilty to Child Porn Charge
A former employee of an area school district is scheduled to be sentenced in January for a child pornography conviction.
Blizzard Dumps Nearly 20 Inches of Snow on Duluth Area
Slick conditions were reported Sunday morning on roadways throughout southeastern Minnesota, where a winter weather advisory is in effect through 6 PM, but some major highways in northern Minnesota remain impassable due to the weekend blizzard.
Treacherous Driving Conditions Found Across Much of Minnesota
The slippery conditions that developed yesterday evening across southeastern Minnesota and the rest of the state contributed to numerous traffic crashes.