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.
Kicked Lockers Apparently Mistaken For Gunshots at Waseca School
Waseca Police rushed to the school after receiving reports of possible gunshots this morning.
Rochester Man Works Out Plea Deal in Sex Abuse Case
The plea agreement is expected to be finalized next week.
Minnesota Man Admits to Manufacturing ‘Ghost Guns’
He was also accused of selling an auto-sear, which is used to convert semi-automatic weapons into full-auto "machine guns."
Rochester Area Unemployment Rate Remains Below 2%
Olmsted County's jobless rate was not the lowest in the region.
Rochester Public Utilities Proposes Electric & Water Rate Hikes
The RPU Board will hear public comments on the planned rate increases next month and in November.
Minnesota Woman Accused of Murdering Son is Competent For Trial
She was caught driving around with the 6-year-old's body in the trunk of her car.
Southern Minnesota Man Admits to Murdering His Father
He was accused of trying to cover up the crime by burning down their home.
Third Person Charged After 2 Drug Raids in Rochester Last Week
Last Thursday was a very productive day for local narcotics investigators.
Elderly Driver Killed in Southern Minnesota Car-Truck Collision
The crash was reported shortly before 10 AM.
(UPDATE) Teenage St. Paul Shooting Victim Found Alive
The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension issued a statewide alert this afternoon.
Red Wing Man Sentenced For Teenager’s Overdose Death
The victim was 16 years old.
Rochester Police Investigating Fatal Pedestrian-Train Collision
The victim was found Saturday night on the tracks near North Broadway.
Judge Says Walz Claim About $250M Food Program Scandal is False
Walz claimed a court order forced his administration to continue payments to Feeding Our Future despite fraud suspicions.
Four People Injured in Crash East of Rochester
One of the injured people is a Rochester teenager.