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.
High Speed Chase Followed Assault on State Trooper on I-90
A State Trooper was transported to a hospital in Blue Earth this afternoon after he was assaulted during a traffic stop on I-90.
Zumbro Falls Golf Course Raid Involved Renter’s Boyfriend
There was a huge law enforcement presence at the Zumbro Falls Golf Course this morning, but the owner of the business says the incident had nothing to do with him or his business.
This is Why Distracted Driving is Dangerous
The Minnesota State Patrol has released some amazing photos of a recent traffic crash in the Twin Cities that a teenage driver miraculously survived.
Rochester Man Injured in Crash Involving Repeat DUI Offender
A man on probation for a felony DUI conviction was involved in a traffic crash Saturday evening that sent another Rochester man to the hospital.
Governor Dayton Responds to ObamaCare Ruling by Texas Judge
Governor Mark Dayton today issued a response to a ruling by a federal judge in Texas that found a key provision of the Affordable Care Act is unconstitutional.
Pine Island Teen Hurt in Highway 52 Crash
A Pine Island teenager was injured Friday afternoon in a traffic crash that snarled traffic on northbound Highway 52 in Rochester.
Girl Reports Man Exposed Himself on Rochester Public Transit Bus
The Rochester Police Department is hoping a video recording from a surveillance camera on a Rochester Public Transit bus will help identify a man accused of exposing himself to a teenage girl.
Police Seek Help in Finding Missing Austin Teenager
The Austin Police Department is requesting assistance from the public in locating a teenage girl who has been missing since Friday.
Messy Travel Conditions Expected Over The Weekend
Rochester is not included in a winter storm warning issued by the National Weather Service for portions of southern Minnesota, but the southeastern corner of the state will be under a Winter Weather Advisory.
Almost a Dozen New CWD Cases Found Near Preston
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is planning two special hunts next month followed by deer culling efforts in January after Chronic Wasting Disease was discovered in 11 more deer harvested by hunters in Fillmore County this fall.