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.
COVID 19 – RPU Suspends Service Disconnections
Rochester Public Utilities has announced it will not disconnect any residential or commercial customers from electric or water services until further notice.
COVID 19 – Community Transmission Likely Widespread in MN
The Minnesota Health Department says community transmission has been detected in four counties but officials believe community transmission is widespread throughout the state.
Rochester Medical Researcher Faces Terrorism Charge
A Pakistani physician who had been working at a medical clinic in Rochester is facing a federal terrorism-related charge.
County, City, School Officials Share Important Coronavirus Info on ‘Rochester Today’
Andy Brownell and Kim David hosted a special edition of the Rochester Today Show Tuesday more to pass along important information concerning the local response to the coronavirus pandemic.
Rochester School District Launching Free Meals Program
Rochester Public Schools will be offering free Drive Up Meals to children ages 0-18 starting Wednesday, March 18 during the school closure related to COVID-19.
COVID-19 – Rochester Changing Transit, Parking, and Public Access
The City of Rochester has announced major changes to it operations due to the coronavirus outbreak.
Deadly Crash on I-90 in Winona County
A southwestern Wisconsin man was killed early today in a single-vehicle crash on I-90 in Winona County.
Minnesota Governor Announces Peacetime Emergency – New Coronavirus Recommendations
Governor Tim Walz held a news conference this afternoon at the State Capitol to announce that he has signed an executive order declaring a Peacetime State of Emergency in Minnesota.
Rochester Woman Enters Plea Agreement in Murder Case
One of the three extended family members accused of being involved in the murder of a Rochester man in 2018 today entered into a plea agreement in Olmsted County Court.
MN Health Officials Report Season’s 3rd Child Flu Death
While the emerging threats from the new coronavirus dominate the news, influenza has claimed the lives of another 15 people in Minnesota.