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.
Rochester Robbery Suspect Captured
Rochester Police made an arrest yesterday in connection with a robbery several weeks ago near the Rochester Community and Technical College campus.
New U of M Program Responds to Chronic Wasting Disease Crisis
The University of Minnesota has announced the formation of a new program aimed at responding to the growing Chronic Wasting Disease problem in the state and other areas of the U.S.
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.
Two Minnesota Troopers Commended For Live Saving Actions
Two Minnesota State Troopers are being hailed for saving the life of a young woman after a traffic crash on an icy stretch of a Twin Cities freeway earlier this week.
List of Flood-Related Closures Growing in Rochester
High water levels from melting snow in the rain are impacting travel throughout southern Minnesota.
Over Two Foot Thick Ice Remains on Lake Pepin
The ice covering Lake Pepin actually grew thicker in some areas over the past week.
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.
Rochester Area Labor Force Hits New Record High
Unemployment was higher last month in Rochester due to seasonal factors and a rise in the size of the labor force.
Rochester Woman Sentenced for Drug-Related Robbery
A Rochester woman is being given a chance to avoid prison for a first-degree aggravated robbery conviction.