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.
Rochester Area Unemployment Rate Reflects Tight Labor Market
The rate is down about 55 percent from last August.
Rochester Man Who Seriously Injured Infant Son Avoids Prison
State guidelines called for 7 years in prison.
Rochester Apartment Fire Quickly Contained by Sprinkler System
There was some water damage.
Red Wing Man Charged With Strangling Woman at Hastings Hotel
Police say he tried to claim the victim strangled herself.
Ramsey County Deputy Rams Shooting Suspect With Squad Car
Officials say the man had shot at and narrowly missed two officers.
Channel One Awarded $200K Grant to Provide Prepared Meals
The program will create a partnership with a number of local restaurants.
Numerous Gunshots Heard During Rural Hastings Stand-Off
Officials say it appeared some of the shots were fired at the deputies surrounding the residence.
Potential Chemical Release Prompts Evacuation in Rural Mower County
The affected properties were along the Minnesota-Iowa border.
Rochester Startup is Winner of Prestigious Entrepreneur Contest
A Mayo Clinic Medical student invented the device.
Dodge Center Man Charged With Impersonating a Federal Officer
His TikTok social media accounted has about 10,000 followers.
Critical Injury Motorcycle Crash Reported Near Grand Meadow
The State Patrol blames a tire blowout for the crash.
Rochester Woman & Preston Man Severely Hurt in Separate Crashes
The State Patrol says alcohol was involved in one of the crashes.
12 People Injured in 7 Vehicle Crash Near Northfield
Four of the people injured are children.
Two Men Arrested After Alleged Knife Attacks in Rochester & Byron
Rochester police and Olmsted County deputies responded to a couple of violent domestic incidents involving knives over the weekend.