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.
Rochester’s Forager Brewery Temporarily Closing Due to COVID-19
Another popular eating and drinking establishment in Rochester is temporarily closing as a result of the recent increase in COVID-19 infections in the Rochester area.
Two Men and a Child Killed in Western Wisconsin Fire
A child was among the three victims of a deadly fire near Menomonie Wisconsin last night.
Killer Tornado in NW Minnesota Upgraded to EF-4
The National Weather Service has upgraded its rating of the killer tornado that struck in an area of northwestern Minnesota Wednesday evening.
Rochester Man Arrested After Dead Dog Was Found in Pool
Rochester police were called to a home Wednesday morning and found a dead dog in the backyard swimming pool.
Feds Announce New Twin Cities Violent Crime Task Force
The top federal prosecutor for Minnesota today announced the formation of a new task force to address the rising crime problem in the Twin Cities
Lois Riess Pleads Not Guilty to Murdering Her Husband
Lois Riess remains in the Steele County jail following her first court hearing in Dodge County in connection with the murder of her husband in 2018.
Rochester Mayor Signs Mandatory Mask Order (Updated)
It appears Rochester is about to join the growing list of communities that require the wearing of face masks or other coverings to help curtail the spread of COVID-19.
COVID-19: Minnesota Seeing Increase Among Young Adults
Minnesota is among the states seeing rising numbers of COVID-19 infections among young adults.
Cameras Barred From Pre-Trial Hearings in George Floyd Case
A Minnesota judge has rejected allowing cameras in the court for pretrial proceedings of four former Minneapolis police officers charged in the death of George Floyd.
(UPDATED) St. Paul Infant Found Safe
An earlier report from St. Paul Police that a missing infant had been found has proved to be erroneous.