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.
Minneapolis Police – Driver of SUV in Fatal Crash High on PCP
Bail has been set at a million dollars for a Minneapolis man who admitted to police he was high on PCP when he caused a traffic Thursday night that claimed the lives of a pregnant woman and her unborn child.
Rochester Man Injured in Rear-End Crash
A rear-end crash north of Rochester Friday afternoon sent a Rochester man to St. Marys Hospital.
Gunshots Reported at Rochester Apartment Complex
Rochester Police responded to reports of a shooting last night at an apartment complex along North Broadway.
Defense Calls Rochester Man to Testify in His Murder Trial
A Rochester man’s second murder trial is winding down.
Rochester Woman With Car Jack Thwarts Home Invader
A violent home invasion in Rochester was broken up by a woman swinging a car jack.
Woman Reports Sex Assault During Transport From Olmsted Co. Jail
An employee of the Minnesota Department of Corrections is facing criminal sexual conduct charges stemming from an incident that occurred last month while he was transporting a female detainee from the Olmsted County Adult Detention Center to the Hennepin County jail.
State Patrol – Preston Woman Triggered Fatal Crash
The State Patrol is reporting that a Preston woman triggered a deadly chain-reaction crash in St. Paul yesterday.
Rochester Man Faces Weapons Charge After Domestic Assault Arrest
A Rochester man is facing 5 felony charges that include a weapons count that could carry a significant prison sentence.
Rochester Police Warn of Scammers Claiming to be Police
The Rochester Police Department is warning that citizens have reported receiving calls identified as coming from the department's non-emergency number (507-328-6800) that are the work of apparent scammers.
Snowier Than Average Winter Forecast For Minnesota
Minnesotans are being told to expect a snowier than average winter.