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.
Minnesota’s Projected Budget Surplus Grows to $1.3 Billion
Minnesota lawmakers will return to the State Capitol next year with the luxury of a significant budget surplus.
Minnesota Lawsuit Targets Dominant E-Cig Company
The State of Minnesota has launched a legal fight with the dominant manufacturer of e-cigarette products.
Mayo Clinic Seeking Regulatory Approval For Power Plant Upgrade
The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency is currently accepting public comments concerning the Mayo Clinic’s plans to boost the capacity of its power plant at St. Marys Hospital.
Former Lewiston School Worker Pleads Guilty to Child Porn Charge
A former employee of an area school district is scheduled to be sentenced in January for a child pornography conviction.
Community Notification Meeting For Rochester Sex Offender
The Rochester Police Department is hosting a community notification meeting this evening concerning a Level 3 sex offender living in the city.
Railroad Crossing Arm Outside Rochester Disabled by Copper Theft
A railroad crossing arm system just east of Rochester was knocked out of commission Friday by a copper thief or thieves.
Rochester Group Home Resident Died After Being Restrained
Rochester Police are investigating the death of a young man at a group home for vulnerable adults.
Blizzard Dumps Nearly 20 Inches of Snow on Duluth Area
Slick conditions were reported Sunday morning on roadways throughout southeastern Minnesota, where a winter weather advisory is in effect through 6 PM, but some major highways in northern Minnesota remain impassable due to the weekend blizzard.
Rochester City Staff Recommends Funding Plan For North Broadway
The Rochester City Council is being asked to vote Monday evening on a funding plan that would allow work to begin next year on the two-year North Broadway reconstruction project.
Possible Vote on Big Pay Hikes For Rochester Elected Officials
A recommendation to more than double the pay for members of the Rochester City Council and the city’s Mayor is on the agenda for Monday’s Council meeting.