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.
Man Killed When Pickup Crashed Into River Near Owatonna (UPDATED)
A crash Monday afternoon on I-35 in Steele County took the life of a Waseca County man.
Rochester Police Report Thefts of Keyless Ignition Vehicles
Rochester police today reported the recovery of a vehicle stolen from a parking ramp in downtown Rochester on Friday.
Rochester Man Robbed While Trying to Buy Gaming System
Rochester police are investigating another case where a citizen was robbed while trying to complete a purchase that was initiated online.
Chatfield Man Accused of Showing Up For Custody Exchange Drunk
A Chatfield man is accused of being intoxicated when he drove to the parking lot of the Stewartville American Legion for a routine custody exchange.
Burnsville Man Accused of Indecent Exposure at Rochester Hotel
A Burnsville man was arrested on a felony indecent exposure charge following an incident Saturday evening at a Rochester hotel.
Mississippi River at Flood Stage and Rising at Wabasha
The Mississippi River has risen to flood stage in Wabasha as the water from the melting snow continues its journey to the Gulf of Mexico.
Know of any Bad Potholes in Rochester? The City Wants to Hear From You
The Rochester Public Works Department is searching for potholes and needs the public's help.
Nearly 4 Year Road Closure in Downtown Rochester is Ending
A downtown Rochester Street that has been closed for years due to nearby construction projects is scheduled to be reopened this afternoon.
Rochester Woman Hurt in Wabasha County Crash
A three-vehicle crash in Wabasha County sent a Rochester woman to the hospital Thursday afternoon.
Brutal Winter Conditions Blamed For Minnesota Job Losses
The first time in almost 8 years, Minnesota recorded a negative job growth rate last month.