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.
(UPDATED) Heaviest Snow Just South of Rochester
It appears the heaviest snow from today’s winter storm is falling in areas just south of Rochester.
Former Kasson Officer Admits to Sex Abuse Charges
A former Kasson Police Officer has entered into a plea agreement to settle dozens of child sex abuse charges in three different counties.
Rochester Added to Winter Storm Warning Area
The National Weather Service has added the Rochester area to the winter storm warning issued earlier for much of northern Iowa and sections of south-central and southwestern Minnesota.
Rochester Area Veterinarian Badly Injured by Charging Steer
The Olmsted County Sheriff's Department says a local veterinarian was seriously injured in what was described as a life-threatening incident yesterday at a farm in Rock Dell Township.
Bail Set For Convicted Drug Dealer Blamed For Fatal Overdose
A man charged with a fatal drug overdose in Faribault had his initial court appearance this morning.
(UPDATE) One Rochester Shopko is on Closure List
Wisconsin-based ShopKo made it official this morning. The retailer announced it is entering into Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization.
Rochester Airport Passenger Count at All-Time High
2018 was a record-setting year for the Rochester International Airport.
Minnesota Airline Announces Major Flight Expansion
Minnesota-based Sun Country Airlines has announced the company's largest-ever expansion of routes.
Sex Abuse Cases Against Former Kasson Officer Combined in Rochester
The child sex abuse charges against a former Kasson Police Officer are being consolidated into a single case that will be prosecuted in Rochester.
Pay Raises Proposed for Rochester Mayor and City Councilmembers
The Rochester City Council will be voting Monday on a resolution that increases the salaries paid to the members of the council and the city’s Mayor.