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.
Trial Ends With Not Guilty Verdict in 1994 Rochester Rape Case
A former Rochester man has been acquitted of four felony charges stemming from a woman's claim that she was sexually assaulted as a teenager 25 years ago.
Rochester Couple Admits to Federal Charges For 55 Pound Meth Bust
A man and woman from Rochester recently entered into plea agreements to settle charges stemming from what authorities described as the largest ever methamphetamine seizure in southeastern Minnesota.
Rochester Police Arrest Man For Tire Slashing and Armed Robbery
Rochester police are reporting the arrest of an apparently homeless man who is accused of robbing a man at knifepoint slashing the tires on a woman's car Sunday afternoon.
Another Month of Above Forecast Minnesota Tax Collections
The State of Minnesota’s overall tax collections continued to beat expectations last month.
Dog Rescued After Falling Through Ice on Rochester Lake
A Rochester fighter was able to save a dog after it broke through the thin ice on Cascade Lake this morning.
Kenyon Woman Injured Trying to Pass Tractor
A Kenyon woman was hurt this morning in a traffic crash involving a piece of farm machinery.
Fire in East Central MN Kills 13 Dogs
A fire on Thursday in east-central Minnesota resulted in the deaths of over a dozen dogs.
Former Canton City Clerk Charged With Embezzlement
The former City Clerk and Treasurer for a small town in Fillmore County is facing embezzlement and felony theft charges.
Injured Waseca County Deputy Discharged From Burn Unit
An area law enforcement officer is expected to spend the weekend at his home for the first time in almost a month.
Conspiracy to Rip Off Group Helping Homeless People
Four Twin Cities women are facing federal charges connected to a scheme to allegedly defraud a non-profit organization that provides housing and other services to the homeless.