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.
Statewide Crackdown on Speeders Underway in Minnesota
Law officers throughout Minnesota will be working overtime shifts to catch speeding motorists.
Four Killed Saturday Night in Twin Cities Crash
A wrong-way vehicle crash on I-35W in the Twin Cities Saturday night resulted in the deaths of four people.
Feds Charge Another Minnesotan With Arson
A suburban Twin Cities woman is the latest person to be charged in federal court on an arson charge stemming from the rioting in the Twin Cities in late May.
Alcohol Involved in Highway 52 Crash (UPDATED)
Traffic on northbound Highway 52 became backed up for a mile or more late Sunday afternoon following a two-vehicle crash near the Civic Center Drive interchange.
Rochester Public Transit Changes Take Effect Monday
Rochester Public Transit is notifying users of some temporary and permanent changes that will take effect Monday.
COVID-19: 2.5% Positive Results From 14K Tests on Thursday
State officials say the over 14,000 COVID-19 tests that were completed in Minnesota yesterday detected 362 new infections.
Police: Rochester Man ‘Panicked’ After Seeing Squad Car
A Rochester man was arrested Wednesday evening on a felony fleeing police charge after the car he was driving crashed into two other vehicles in the parking lot on the west side of Silver Lake Park while a Rochester police officer was attempting to stop him for suspected drunk driving.
Minnesota May Jobless Rate is the Highest on Record
Minnesota's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate has spiked to a level that has not been seen since at least the mid-1970s.
Rochester Woman Sentenced in 2018 Murder Case
A second person has been sentenced to prison for their involvement in the murder of a Rochester man in the fall of 2018.
Target Announces Permanent Minimum Wage Hike
The Minnesota-based Target Corporation today announced a permanent two dollar per hour increase in the company's minimum wage will take effect next month.