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.
Highway 52 Repaving Begins Monday in and Just North of Rochester
The Minnesota Department of Transportation is scheduled to start working Monday on a project that will greatly impact southbound traffic on Highway 52 in an near Rochester.
Minnesota Tax Payments Continue to Beat Projections
The State of Minnesota continued to enjoy higher than expected tax collections last month.
SE Rochester Salvation Army Thrift Store Closing
The Rochester Salvation Army has announced it will be closing its Thrift Store and Donation Center in southeast Rochester at the end of the month.
State Disaster Assistance Approved For Olmsted County
Governor Tim Walz has authorized nearly $4 million in state disaster assistance for southeastern Minnesota and almost half of the funding will benefit Olmsted County.
Torrential Rains and Near Hurricane Force Winds Visit SE Minnesota
Major power outages, street flooding, and nearly hurricane-force winds have been reported today across southeastern Minnesota.
Power Outage Hit East Half of Rochester – I-90 Closed in Austin
Thousands of Rochester Public Utilities customers have been affected by power outages this afternoon.
Minnesota’s Obesity Rate Is Now Above 30%
For the first time, Minnesota's adult obesity rate exceeds 30%
US Bank Stadium Management Firm Recommended to Run Mayo Civic Center
One of the largest property management companies in the world is being recommended for the contract to operate and manage the Mayo Civic Center.
Rochester Man Pleads Guilty For Deadly Drunk Driving Crash
A Rochester man with a history of drunk driving offenses has pleaded guilty to a criminal vehicular homicide charge in Goodhue County.
Bail Set at $5 Million For Second Rochester Shooting Suspect
Bail was set at $5 million today for the second man charged with a shooting last month that left a man paralyzed.