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.
St. Paul Fire Department Investigating Deadly House Fire
A man and two of his pets perished in the fire.
MN Supreme Court Won’t Review Rochester Man’s Murder Conviction
He's now in prison for the "execution style" murder of another Rochester man.
Burglary Conviction Sends Rochester Man to Prison
His trial on the charges was held in late May.
Rochester Awarded $1 million Grant For Planting Trees
Rochester officials say it will help the city reach its goal of achieving a 35% tree canopy across the community by 2035.
MN Man Brought Back From Middle East to Face Child Porn Charges
He had been on the lam for about a year before he was recently apprehended in the UAE.
Significant Break in Minnesota Cold Case Death Investigation
It took 23 years to ID her remains.
Gun Incident Leads to Online Learning For Students in Edina
A 17-year-old boy has been arrested in connection with the incident.
Hormel Workers in Austin Overwhelmingly Reject Contract Offer
The company and the union have agreed to extend the current contract into early October.
Woman Fatally Wounded at Minnesota Gun Club
Officials say there have been no arrests and investigators are currently not looking for any suspects.
Fillmore County Man Pleads Guilty For Assault on State Trooper
At one point while the two men struggled, he allegedly managed to shock the trooper with his own Taser.