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.
Two People Wounded in Austin Shooting
Police in Austin have not reported any arrests but also say there’s currently no danger to the public in the aftermath of a shooting Saturday that sent two people to the hospital.
Minnesota DNR Officer Killed in Line of Duty
A Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Conservation Officer was killed in the line of duty on Friday.
Second Spring Flood is Closing Highways in SE Minnesota
The Mississippi River is on the rise again in southeastern Minnesota and has prompted the closing of a portion of Highway 60 in Wabasha.
Zumbrota Man Injured in Motorcycle-Deer Crash
A Zumbrota man was injured Friday night in a motorcycle crash caused by a deer.
Another Not Guilty Plea Entered in Rochester Murder Case
Two of the three suspects in a Rochester man’s murder have now entered not guilty pleas.
Rochester’s Matthew Hurt Picks Duke
One of the best high school athletes to play for a Rochester high school announced his college pick this afternoon.
SnapChat Post Leads to Arrest of Winona Teenager
A Winona teenager is expected to face a terroristic threats charge for a social media post.
Suspicious Device Removed from Downtown Rochester by Bomb Squad (UPDATED)
A bomb squad from St Paul was dispatched to downtown Rochester Thursday evening to remove a suspicious object.
Man Confesses to Throwing Boy Off Balcony; Went to Mall of America With Intent to Kill
The man who threw a young boy off a third-floor balcony at the Mall of America last week has confessed to the crime and told investigators he knew his actions were wrong.
Goodhue Couple Sentenced in Sex Abuse Case
Friday’s sentencing hearing followed a two-year investigation into allegations of sexual contact between the victim and the couple beginning when she was 15 years old.