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, Police Chief and Olmsted County Sheriff. You can also expect to hear the Mayor, the Superintendent of the Rochester Public Schools, along with a list of local experts that includes Mike Dougherty from MNDOT, Steve Lange from Rochester Magazine, local attorney David Shulman, experienced automotive technician Dick Zeitler and Jim Walter with the Power of Learning. 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.
Austin Motel Searched as Part of Noelani Robinson Investigation
Investigators have determined the child found dead along a southern Minnesota highway died from blunt for trauma to the head.
Large Ice Dam on Zumbro River Causing Concern in Dodge County
The Dodge County Sheriff's Department is monitoring a large ice dam that has formed on the Middle Fork of the Zumbro River.
What’s In Your Wallet? Hopefully Not Baggies of Cocaine
A Twin Cities man was arrested when he went to reclaim his wallet from Rochester Police because it contained over a gram of cocaine.
Travel Conditions Improving But Blowing Snow is a Problem
It’s hoped this afternoon’s sunshine will improve travel conditions in southeastern Minnesota, but gusty winds could keep the roads slick.
1.4 Inches at Rochester Airport – 15 Inches in Western Minnesota
The heavy snow band from the winter storm that hit the state yesterday ended up farther west than expected.
Heaviest Snow From Storm Shifted to the West (UPDATED)
The National Weather Service has included the Rochester area in a winter weather advisory until 7 AM on Sunday while most of the rest of the state is under a winter storm warning.
Rochester Man Gets Probation For Raping Teenager
A Rochester man has been sentenced to 15 years probation for sexually assaulting a teenager who was attending a high school graduation party at a local motel last summer.
Job Growth in Minnesota Far Smaller Than Previously Reported
The number of jobs created in Minnesota last year was dramatically lower than reported.
Man Found Dead Near Rochester Had Multiple Gunshot Wounds
The Olmsted County Sheriff's Department continues to investigate the death of a man found on a rural southeast Rochester Road early Tuesday as "suspicious," but the evidence points to it being the county’s first homicide of the year.
Highway 14 Expansion Project Glitch is Fixed
A bill that includes language to fix a "glitch" that threatened to delay the expansion of Highway 14 between Dodge Center and Owatonna is headed to the governor's desk for his signature.