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 Head-On Crash Near Austin
Alcohol may have contributed to a head-on crash this afternoon near Austin that resulted in both drivers being transported to hospitals for treatment.
Toddler On Life Support at St Marys; Mother Charged With Assault
A Mankato woman was arrested Thursday in Rochester where her 16-month-old child is reported to be brain dead at St. Marys Hospital.
Two Men Killed in Rollover Crash Near Stewartville
The victims of a deadly crash on I-90 near Rochester were from Oklahoma and Missouri.
Flu Blamed For More Deaths & Hospitalizations in Minnesota
The flu season rages on in Minnesota and health officials have yet to report any indicators that suggest activity is slowing down.
Could This Mean Spring is Coming Early This Year?
In an annual rite of the approaching spring, a team from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers went out on the ice covering Lake Pepin this week and took measurements of the ice as part of the agency’s process of preparing from the upcoming shipping season.
MN Group Awards Benefits to Families of Fallen First Responders
A Minnesota organization established to offer financial support to the families of first responders who died in the line of duty has announced the payment of death benefits to the families of six Minnesotans.
Another Guilty Plea For Attack on Minnesota State Trooper
A second man from Milwaukee, Wisconsin has entered into a plea agreement to settle charges stemming from an attack on a Minnesota State Trooper in December 2018.
Police Chase Leads to Hefty Restitution For Former Chatfield Man
A former Chatfield man won’t be going to prison but he will have to pay a significant amount of restitution for leading authorities on a wild chase in a stolen pickup.
Former Iowa Governor Collects Major Powerball Prize
Former Iowa Governor and U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack visited the Iowa State Lottery Headquarters this morning to collect a $150,000 Powerball prize.
Public’s Help Requested in Finding Missing Red Wing Teen
The Red Wing Police Department is asking for the public’s help in locating a missing teenage girl.