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.
Former Twins Great Mudcat Grant Has Died
He was the first Black 20-game winner in the American League.
Smoke Detector Gave Early Warning of Rochester Garage Fire
The alarm allowed for a quick response before the flames could spread to the house.
Minnesota Man Airlifted to Hospital After Water Skiing Crash
He was unconscious when he was pulled from the water.
Plane Crash Reported in Anoka County
Reports indicate the pilot was able to walk away from the wreckage.
No Injuries From Officer Involved Shooting in Rushford
The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension sent agents to Rushford on Saturday to investigate an officer-involved shooting.
Minnesota Man Killed in ATV vs Minivan Crash
The victim was on a four-wheeler that came out of the ditch.
Aggravated Sentence Requested For Man Charged With Dover Assault
Prosecutors cited his violent criminal history.
Four People Displaced by Mobile Home Fire in Rochester
Everyone inside the residence was able to escape before firefighters arrived.
Report Suggests Minnesota Budget Surplus is $2 Billion Larger
Minnesota's financial situation has improved significantly since February.
Austin Man and His Father Charged in US Capitol Attack
At least 5 Minnesotans have now been charged in connection with the Capitol siege.
Austin Man Arrested For Alleged Role in US Capitol Attack
At least 5 Minnesotans have been arrested by FBI agents investigating the January 6th violence.
Republican State Convention Returning to Rochester
It will be the first time since 2014.
Minnesota Graduation Rates Steady During First Part of Pandemic
Rochester rates were above the statewide average for all but one subgroup of students.
Two Men Taken to Hospital After Assault at Dover Bar
Officials say one of the victims required surgery for facial injuries.