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 Weekly COVID Death Toll Hits New Record High
The death toll reported Saturday was down from Friday's record high but the total for the week was the highest since the start of the pandemic.
3 More Minnesotans Admit to Involvement in $300 Million Scam
A total of 15 Minnesotans were indicted in the case.
Guilty Plea in 2018 St. Charles Rape Case
A western Minnesota man is scheduled to be sentenced in February for repeatedly raping a St. Charles after breaking into her home in November 2018.
Community Asked to Help Protect Rochester’s Health Care Workers
The local health care systems preparations for the COVID Surge are being tested.
Deer Hit by Vehicle Near Rochester Had CWD
Another wild deer in Dakota County also recently tested positive for chronic wasting disease.
Fewer People Seeking Work is Dropping MN Jobless Rate
Minnesota's unemployment rate is now down over 50-percent from the peak reached in May.
Minnesota Hits New Records for COVID Deaths and Hospitalizations
The grim COVID-19 statistics for Minnesota have reached new record highs for a second straight day.
Olmsted County Adds DIY Tools for Back Tracing to COVID Website
One of the tools allows you to anonymously notify your close contacts of their potential exposure to the virus.
Rochester Police ID Suspect in Fatal Shooting
The Rochester Police Department has issued a request for help from the public in locating a murder suspect.
Prison Sentence For Shooting That Wounded Rochester Man
The Rochester man was shot in the neck.
All Social Gatherings Prohibited Under Walz ‘Dial Back’ Order
Minnesotans are being told not to allow anyone who is not an immediate household member in their homes.
Red Wing Man Sentenced For Murder on His 21st Birthday
The case stems from a fatal shooting in Red Wing in June of last year.
Minnesota Reports Record COVID Deaths and Hospitalizations
The human toll of the COVID pandemic continues to mount in Minnesota.
Mayo Clinic Finances Gained Strength in the 3rd Quarter
The healthcare provider's quarterly financial report shows revenues and net operating income were higher than they were a year ago.