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.
Deadly Hit and Run in St. Paul
The fatal incident occurred near the 3M corporate headquarters.
Minnesota National Guard Troops Head Home From Washington DC
The Minnesota National Guard soldiers that were deployed to Washington D.C. for the presidential inauguration are returning home this weekend.
State Sues Lakeville Bar For Staying Open Without License
The Walz administration is taking additional enforcement action against a bar and restaurant in Lakeville that defied the governor's COVID-19 restrictions by serving customers indoors last month.
Daughter of MN Supreme Court Justice Found Dead on Iowa State Campus
The daughter of a Minnesota Supreme Court Justice and prominent Minnesota business leader died yesterday on the campus of Iowa State University.
Two More Minnesotans Admit to Torching Minneapolis Precinct HQ
Four Minnesota men have now pleaded guilty to federal charges for their involvement in the arson fires that destroyed the Minneapolis Police Department Third Precinct Headquarters.
Feds Boost Minnesota’s Allotment of COVID Vaccine Doses
The federal government has boosted Minnesota's allotment of COVID-19 vaccine by several hundred thousand doses.
Free COVID Testing in Downtown Rochester Today & Saturday
A community-wide COVID-19 testing site will be operating in downtown Rochester this afternoon and tomorrow.
Rochester Ended 2020 With 7700 Fewer Jobs
State officials say people leaving the workforce is holding down the unemployment rate.
Minnesota COVID Deaths Top 6K – ICU Usage Drops Below 100
Minnesota has passed another grim milestone in the COVID-19 pandemic.
Rochester Man Admits to 2019 Drive-By Shooting
A Rochester man today entered into a plea agreement to settle a criminal case stemming from a shooting that occurred in Rochester in the fall of 2019.
Hayfield Teenager Killed in Car-Semi Crash on Icy Rural Road
The Dodge County Sheriff says the car slid into the path of the truck.
Pedestrian Severely Injured on Highway 52 in Rochester
Traffic was backed up for miles while emergency personnel assisted the victim.
Rochester Area COVID Activity Lowest Reported in 10 Weeks
After peaking in early November, COVID-19 activity continues to trend downward in Olmsted County and across much of the state.
Rochester Awarded Clean Up Grant for Apartment Project
The property is on the west side of North Broadway just north of the railroad tracks.