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.
Mississippi River at Flood Stage and Rising at Wabasha
The Mississippi River has risen to flood stage in Wabasha as the water from the melting snow continues its journey to the Gulf of Mexico.
Poached Deer Dumped in Wabasha County
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is requesting the public's assistance in identifying the person or persons who dumped the carcasses of 8 white-tailed deer in Wabasha County.
Rural Rochester Man Run Over by Mother Thought It Was an Accident
The criminal complaint filed against the rural Rochester woman who ran over her adult son clearly indicates Cynthia Grund’s actions were intentional.
Austin Motel Searched as Part of Noelani Robinson Investigation
Investigators have determined the child found dead along a southern Minnesota highway died from blunt for trauma to the head.
Large Ice Dam on Zumbro River Causing Concern in Dodge County
The Dodge County Sheriff's Department is monitoring a large ice dam that has formed on the Middle Fork of the Zumbro River.
Flooding Problems Spreading in Southeastern Minnesota (UPDATED)
A growing number of state highways and other roadways across southeastern Minnesota are being affected by rising water levels due to the melting snow and rain.
Serious Crash at Highway 14/52 Interchange
The State Patrol and other emergency personnel were called to the scene of a serious traffic crash at a busy Rochester highway interchange this evening.
What’s In Your Wallet? Hopefully Not Baggies of Cocaine
A Twin Cities man was arrested when he went to reclaim his wallet from Rochester Police because it contained over a gram of cocaine.
Travel Conditions Improving But Blowing Snow is a Problem
It’s hoped this afternoon’s sunshine will improve travel conditions in southeastern Minnesota, but gusty winds could keep the roads slick.
1.4 Inches at Rochester Airport – 15 Inches in Western Minnesota
The heavy snow band from the winter storm that hit the state yesterday ended up farther west than expected.