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.
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.
No Public Danger From Chemical Spill at Rochester Plant
The Rochester Fire Department responded to an industrial site early today because of a report of a hazardous materials spill.
Claremont Post Office Falls Victim to Heavy Snow
Residents of a Dodge County community have temporarily lost their post office.
Former Mayo Clinic Supervisor Charged in Major Theft Case
A former Mayo Clinic employee is facing multiple felony charges for allegedly stealing over $170,000 from his employer.
Former Rochester Lourdes Tennis Coach Pleads Guilty
A former longtime Rochester high school tennis coach has entered into a plea agreement in a Wisconsin criminal case involving child sex crimes.
Twin Cities Man Arrested for DUI Twice on the Same Night
State officials are reporting a Twin Cities man was arrested twice for drunk driving over a seven-hour period last weekend.
Last of the Highways Closed by Blizzard Have Reopened
For the first time since the peak of the blizzard on Sunday, every state highway in the region is open to traffic this afternoon.
Over 600 Stranded Motorists Rescued During Blizzard
Some preliminary numbers gathered by the State Department of Homeland Security shows over 600 stranded motorists were rescued across southern Minnesota during the weekend blizzard.