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.
A Change of Address For Rochester Sex Offender
For the second time this month, the Rochester Police Department has issued a community notification involving Matthew Judy.
COVID-19: Mayo Clinic is Expanding its ICU Capacity in Rochester (VIDEO)
A top Mayo Clinic official provided an update today on the pandemic's growing strain on the healthcare provider's operations.
Hundreds of MN National Guard Members Activated For COVID Response
The deployment could grow to over 400 by the end of the week.
Minnesota Businessman Accused of Defrauding COVID Loan Program
The indictment alleges some of the money was used for a new swimming pool at his home.
Thefts Involving Smashed Vehicle Windows Rising in Rochester Area
The Olmsted County Sheriff's Office and Rochester Police say a Rochester woman's experience last Friday should serve as a cautionary tale for everyone.
Minnesota COVID Hospitalizations Rise Above 1500
COVID-19 hospitalizations in Minnesota rose to new record highs over the weekend.
Man Found Dead Near Grand Meadow ID’d
Authorities have released the name of a man who was found dead in the Grand Meadow area last week.
Face Mask Dispute Leads to Police Response to Rochester Store
Police say the incident resulted in up to $800 in damage.
Rochester Man Attacked Twice by Same Robbers the Same Night
In both cases he was struck on the head by robbers wearing face masks trying to steal his backpack.
Fire Causes Extensive Damage to Rochester Home
It was initially reported as a kitchen fire around 10 PM last night.
Minnesota Tax Revenues Over $800 Million Higher Than Forecast
It's an indicator of an economy that is recovering faster than expected.
Statewide Crackdown on Seat Belt Violations Starts Today
Over 300 law enforcement agencies in Minnesota are participating.
Minnesota Senate Majority Leader Tests Positive For COVID
The State Senate Majority Leader says he has been in quarantine since last Monday.
Almost 500 New COVID Cases Reported Sunday in Olmsted County
The previous daily record reported Saturday was less than half as high.