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.
Dozens of Teacher Lay-Offs Possible in Rochester School District
Superintendent Kent Pekel is recommending $14 million In spending cuts for the next school year.
Minnesota Teen Sentenced For Killing 2 People While Drag Racing
He was given a 25-year sentence but will be out in less than 2 years.
Fatal Officer Involved Shooting in Menomonie Wisconsin
The man was a suspect in armed hone invasion.
Pine Island Woman Accused of Trying to Strangle Dog is Sentenced
Her BAC was tested at more than three times the legal limit for driving.
State Patrol IDs Woman Killed in Crash on Rural Minnesota Highway
Four other people were injured in the head-on collision.
City Council to Consider Rochester Aquatics Center Plan
Construction Could Begin This Year.
Deadly Minivan-Cargo Van Crash on Rural Minnesota Highway
The head-on crash occurred this morning.
Rochester Man on Probation For Child Porn Faces Child Porn Charge
The new charge stems from a cyber tip about child porn videos posted on Snapchat.
Elderly Rochester Woman Injured in Fiery Crash
The scene was viewed by many afternoon commuters.
Rochester Drug Trafficker Sentenced to Federal Prison
Court documents describe him as a large-scale heroin and methamphetamine dealer in the Rochester area.
Olmsted Deputy Cleared of Charges From Planet Fitness Shooting
The County Attorneydetermined the use of deadly force was justified.
A Close Call For a Minnesota Police Officer
The officer was outside her squad car when she was hit by an out-of-control pickup.
Third Man Sent to Prison For Death of Austin Man
A 12-year-old boy was also charged in the case.
8 Inches of New Snow Reported in SE Rochester
Higher snow totals were reported in northern Iowa.