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.
MN Finally Recoups Private Sector Jobs Lost to COVID Shutdown
The pandemic shutdown erased more than 385,000 private sector jobs in Minnesota.
Traffic Stop Near Pine Island Results in 65 Month Prison Sentence
He happened to be carrying hundreds of fentanyl pills.
Fatal Road Grader Incident Reported Near Millville
The victim was the operator of the heavy machinery.
Rochester Area Catalytic Converter Thief is Headed to Prison
A jury found him guilty in January.
Mayo Clinic Reports Record High Private DMC Investment
The more than $172 million total will help free up $30 million in state DMC funding.
Rochester Apartment Building Condemned Over Safety Violations
The situation developed after a fire call at the property last weekend.
$2 Million Bail For Minnesota Workplace Shooting Suspect
The charges say he suspected his wife was having an affair with the victim.
Rochester Child Rapist Sentenced to 200 Months in Prison
He was accused of sexually assaulting three young sisters.
Rochester School Board Prepares For Possible Levy Override Vote
Superintendent Kent Pekel has been authorized to begin preparing for a potential referendum this fall.
Rochester School Board Updated on Upcoming Staffing Cuts
The School Board is expected to be asked to approve a reduction of more than 100 full-time equivalent positions.
Rochester School Buses Get Stop Arm Cameras
It should make it easier to prosecute offenders.
Walz and MN Legislative Leaders Agree on Budget Spending Targets
The details still need to be hashed out.
Rochester Native Named City’s First Female Deputy Fire Chief
Holly Mulholland has been with the Fire Department for 15 Years.
SE Rochester Homeowners Will Pay $48 Annually For Sidewalks
The annual fee for most residential property owners will pay for sidewalk repairs and related improvements.