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.
MN COVID Cases at Record High – Deaths and ICU Usage Down
Minnesota's testing positivity rate jumped to almost 6-percent on Saturday as the daily count of new cases hit a new record high and the overall number of COVID-19 cases rose above 90,000.
Rochester City Council Asked to Certify Zero Increase in Tax Levy
The Rochester City Council will be certifying the city's preliminary 2021 property tax levy at its meeting on Monday.
55th Annual Fall Flood Run is Today
Thousands of motorcyclists are cruising the highways that follow the Mississippi and St. Croix Rivers from the Twin Cities to Winona today for the 55th Annual Flood Run.
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.
Officials Report Another COVID-19 Death in Olmsted County
The Minnesota Department of Health today reported seven coronavirus related deaths and one involved a Rochester area resident.
Minnesota’s First Electronics Sniffing K9 is on Duty
The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension has introduced a new investigator with a specialized skill set.
Millville Man is Facing Attempted Murder Charges
A baseball bat attack on two people in Hammond last week has resulted in attempted murder and other felony-level charges against a Millville man.
Minnesota is Still Down 220,000 Jobs From a Year Ago
Minnesota's economy continues to recoup some of the jobs lost during the pandemic shutdown earlier this year.
Plainview Woman Injured in Crash Near Elgin
The collision involved two northbound vehicles.
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.