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.
No Property Tax Increase in Proposed Rochester City Budget
The Rochester City Council will be presented next week with a budget recommendation that calls for no increase in the city's tax levy.
(UPDATED) Biden and Trump to Campaign in MN Next Week
Joe Biden's campaign announcement of a visit to Minnesota was followed by a similar announcement from the Trump campaign.
Dog Perished in Southwest Rochester House Fire
A family's dog died today after suffering from severe smoke inhalation in a fire Wednesday afternoon at a home in southwest Rochester's Institute Hills neighborhood.
Longtime Area Judge – Lawrence Agerter Has Died
He served as a judge in Dodge and Olmsted Counties for over 3 decades.
Gov, Walz Calls 4th Special Session to Extend Pandemic Emergency
Governor Tim Walz has decided to extend his peacetime emergency authority for another month.
Popular Science Article Leads to Houston County Man’s Conviction
A Houston County man has pleaded guilty to a federal explosives charge.
Judge Now Weighing Verdict in Rochester Murder Trial
The fate of a Rochester man accused of a fatal shooting 2 1/2 years ago is now in the hands of a judge.
Rochester Man Fatally Injured in Fall From Cliff
A Rochester man was killed last night when he fell off a cliff in northern Minnesota.
Woman Killed in Crash on I-35 in Owatonna
One person was killed in a rollover crash this morning along I-35 in Owatonna.
Winona State University Announces 2-Week Quarantine
The 14-day self-imposed quarantine began today and shifts almost all learning on-line instruction.
Minnesota Man Killed in Squirrel Hunting Accident in NE Iowa
An apparent squirrel hunting accident in northeastern Iowa has claimed the life of a Minnesota man.
Young Woman Killed in Southwest Minnesota Collision
A young woman from a small town in southwestern Minnesota has been identified as the victim of a fatal crash that occurred Saturday afternoon.
Rochester Drug Dealer Sentenced to Prison
The sentence is for two significant drug busts.
Rochester Man Killed in I-90 Crash Sunday Morning
The victim was alone in the car when the crash occurred.