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, Police Chief and Olmsted County Sheriff. You can also expect to hear the Mayor, the Superintendent of the Rochester Public Schools, along with a list of local experts that includes Mike Dougherty from MNDOT, Steve Lange from Rochester Magazine, local attorney David Shulman, experienced automotive technician Dick Zeitler and Jim Walter with the Power of Learning. 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.
Another Dryer Fire – Another Warning From Minnesota Fire Dept.
The Rochester Fire Department responded to another clothes dryer fire this morning.
Police Seek Help in Finding Missing Austin Teenager
The Austin Police Department is requesting assistance from the public in locating a teenage girl who has been missing since Friday.
Citizen Traffic Stop Leads to Arrest of SE Minnesota Woman
A Rochester woman was arrested early today after a citizen convinced her to stop and he grabbed the keys out of the ignition in her car.
Numerous Crashes and Spin Outs Already Reported in SE Minnesota
The first major snowstorm of the season for southeastern Minnesota is causing travel headaches in southeastern Minnesota, where National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning through noon on Sunday.
Almost a Dozen New CWD Cases Found Near Preston
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is planning two special hunts next month followed by deer culling efforts in January after Chronic Wasting Disease was discovered in 11 more deer harvested by hunters in Fillmore County this fall.
Plea Deal for Oronoco Woman in Deadly Distracted Driving Case
A last-minute plea agreement averted an Oronoco woman’s trial on charges connected to a deadly traffic crash near Cannon Falls two years ago.
Fugitive Warrant Issued for Convicted Murderer
The Minnesota Department of Corrections has issued a fugitive warrant for a northwestern Minnesota man who was served about 18 years in prison after he pleaded guilty to second-degree murder.
Heavier Snow Band Developed West of Rochester
The heaviest snow from the season's first snow storm hit areas to the west of Rochester.
Official Minnesota Christmas Tree is Headed to St. Paul
State foresters trekked through the snow today in a state forest near Duluth to take care of one of their annual duties, the chopping down of Minnesota's official Christmas tree.
Minnesotans Face Average 5.7% Proposed Property Tax Increase
County Assessor offices throughout Minnesota are sending out annual “Truth in Taxation” statements to property owners to provide notice of the property tax levies being proposed by local governments to support their 2019 budgets.