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.
Unemployment Rate in Rochester Moved Higher in June
Seasonal factors contributed to an increase in the unemployment rate for the Rochester area last month.
Level 3 Offender Moving to NW Rochester Residence
The Community Notification involves a Fillmore County man.
Badly Behaving Youth Prompt Earlier Shutdown of Olmsted Co. Fair
The carnival will be closing at dark each night for the remainder of the fair.
Minnesota Air Quality Alert Extended For ‘Unprecedented’ Event
The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency has decided to extend an air-quality alert for the entire state because of what it is describing as an unprecedented air-quality event.
Olmsted County Sheriff’s Office Loses Veteran K9 Deputy
An award-winning K9 officer for the Olmsted County Sheriff's office died earlier today.
Rural Zumbrota Man Killed in Crash Involving Semi-Truck
The deadly crash occurred about 4 miles northwest of Pine Island.
Charges: Three Men Found Dead Near La Crosse Were Executed
The motive was apparently a debt involving just over $600.
Federal Charges Filed Against Suspect in Killing Red Lake Officer
The 28-year-old man is accused of opening fire on 5 police officers on the Red Lake Indian Reservation.
Pedestrian Killed in Minneapolis Hit and Run
The vehicle that struck the victim was reported stolen in Anoka.
Guilty Plea Entered in Rochester Child Abuse Case
Medical tests indicated the baby had injuries consistent with "shaken baby syndrome."