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 Death Reported in Mower County
It was the 5th coronavirus-related death in Mower County.
Bomb Threats to MN College Prompted by Unfinished Homework
A Minnesota college student accused of phoning in a series of bomb threats to his school last year has pleaded guilty to a federal charge.
Byron Boy Injured in Weekend ATV Crash
The crash occurred Saturday night at a relative's rural Olmsted County property.
3 Men Now Jailed on Attempted Murder Charges in Wabasha Co.
A third man is being held in jail on suspicion of attempted murder involving the baseball bat attacks that occurred earlier this month at a campground in Wabasha County.
Minnesota Summer Economy Outperformed Projections
The latest tax collection report from the State of Minnesota suggests the state’s economy performed better than expected this summer.
Second Man Charged With Wabasha County Baseball Bat Beatings
There are now two people detained in the Wabasha County jail on attempted murder charges stemming from the baseball bat beatings of two people in Hammond.
Statewide ‘No Barrier’ COVID Testing Program Starts Next Week
Minnesota health officials today announced a four-week long push to offer COVID-19 testing to anyone wishing to be tested throughout the state.
Feds Going After Minnesota Landlords For Sex Harassment
The Justice Department is going after the owners of numerous rental properties in the Twin Cities for sexual harassment.
Wabasha Man Killed in Grain Bin Accident
The Wabasha Police Department has released information about a deadly accident that occurred Monday evening at a Wabasha business.
Minnesota Man Captured in Middle East Faces Terrorism Charge
A Minnesota man captured by Syrian Democratic Forces last year has been indicted on a terrorism-related charge by a federal grand jury.