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 Tax Collections Beat Brand New Forecast by Over 4%
The State of Minnesota's tax collections during the final two months of last year were well above the level predicted by the brand new state revenue forecast that was made public in early December.
Flu Season Rages On With 9 More Deaths in Minnesota
For a fifth straight week, the Minnesota Department of Health is rating the activity as widespread and total reported another 9 flu-related deaths.
Winter Storm Watch Issued For Possible Friday Storm
The Rochester appears to be on the southern edge of a significant snow event forecast for Friday and Saturday.
Rochester Man Found Competent to Stand Trial For Hammer Attack
The criminal case against a Rochester man accused of attacking his wife with a hammer can proceed now that an Olmsted County Judge has found him competent to stand trial.
Rochester Police Identify Murder Victim
The Rochester Police Department this morning released the name of the man who was murdered Friday afternoon near the Rochester Community and Technical College campus.
Rochester Police ID Teenage Murder Suspect
Rochester Police have identified the teenager suspected of committing the city’s first murder of the new year.
Rochester Man Enters Guilty Plea For 16 Pound Pot Bust
A Rochester man, who was caught transporting a significant amount of marijuana four weeks after he was placed on probation for his most recent drug-related conviction, today entered into a plea deal with Olmsted County prosecutors.
Rochester Police Investigating Fatal Shooting (UPDATE)
Rochester Police are investigating a shooting that occurred this afternoon in the neighborhood west of the RCTC campus.
Minnesota Health Officials Report 8 More Flu Deaths
The number of flu-related deaths in Minnesota doubled last week.
Man Enters Guilty Plea For Assaulting State Trooper on I-90
One of the two men charged with attacking a Minnesota State Trooper during a traffic stop on I-90 a little over a year ago has worked out a plea agreement with prosecutors in Faribault County.