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 Dodge County Crash
The rollover occurred just north of Mantorville late Friday night.
Report Suggests Minnesota Budget Surplus Continues to Grow
State officials say general fund revenues for the past two months were over a half-billion dollars higher than expected.
Southern Minnesota Teenager Charged With Killing Young Child
A medical examiner recently ruled the death of the two-year-old a homicide.
Minnesota Pauses to Remember Fallen Highway Workers
Governor Tim Walz has declared today Workers Memorial Day.
First of Four Minneapolis Police Precinct Arsonists Sentenced
A Brainerd man appeared before a federal judge in Minneapolis today and was sentenced for his involvement in the destruction of the Minneapolis Police Department Third Precinct Headquarters
New Sentencing Date Set in Derek Chauvin Case
The sentencing of Derek Chauvin for the death of George Floyd has been postponed.
Mayo Research Center Project has Expanded to 11 Story Building
A major Mayo Clinic project that was apparently delayed by the COVID-19 pandemic, is back on track and has become much larger than originally planned.
Revised Plea Deal Accepted in $550K Somerby Theft Case
A former employee of the Somerby Golf Club has pleaded guilty to four counts of theft by swindle for stealing almost a half-million dollars from the Byron business.
Derek Chauvin Sentencing Hearing Scheduled
The judge in the case still needs to determine if an aggravated sentence is warranted.
Minneapolis Man Charged With Drive By Shooting Targeting MN National Guard
Additional charges were filed today against the Minneapolis man suspected of shooting at Minnesota National Guard soldiers last weekend.