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.
COVID-19: Minnesota Reaches Testing Milestone
Over 30,000 tests were reported as completed on Saturday.
Homeless Day Center Plan on City Council Agenda
The Rochester City Council is scheduled to vote Monday on a plan to transform the former Silver Lake Fire Station into a day center for homeless people.
Parts of Northern Minnesota Dealing With 4 Inches of Snow
While temperatures in southeastern Minnesota climbed into the low to mid-60s Saturday afternoon, a large area of northern Minnesota was experiencing its first measurable snowstorm of the season.
Mayo Clinic Awarded $22 Million Pancreatic Cancer Research Grant
The research will focus on using artificial intelligence to identify patients and tumors.
COVID-19: Weekly Deaths in MN Highest in Almost 4 Months
The overall number of COVID-19 cases in Olmsted County is now over 3000.
Rochester Woman Admits to Child Sex Abuse Charge
A Rochester woman pleaded guilty Friday in a child sex abuse case.
New Ruling is a Setback for Enbridge Pipeline Opponents
An administrative law judge says pollution regulators properly considered the construction impacts of Enbridge Energy’s plan to replace the 337-mile segment of its aging Line 3 crude oil pipeline that crosses Minnesota.
Men Caught in Rochester Garage Face Burglary Charges
One of them was riding a small BMX bike when caught up with him.
Minnesota Reports Records for COVID Testing and New Cases
A huge increase in the number of tests reported completed on Thursday produced a new daily record for the number of new COVID-19 infections reported in Minnesota today.
Rochester Police Trap Man Known For Fleeing Law Enforcement
Rochester Police say a man with a long history of fleeing law enforcement was arrested in Rochester yesterday while trying to elude capture.
Rochester Public Schools Will Continue Hybrid and Distance Learning
A rising number of COVID-19 cases has prompted the Rochester School District to continue using the instructional models implemented at the beginning of the school year.
Quick Action Prevented Major Damage to Historic SW Rochester Home
A roof fire threatened a home at the base of Rochester's Pill Hill neighborhood late last night.
Thousands of Minnesotans Abandon Their Search for Work
Minnesota's labor force participating rate drops to the lowest level reported in over 40 years.
Deer on Houston County Farm Tested Positive for CWD
State officials have confirmed another case of chronic wasting disease in southeastern Minnesota.