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.
Cokie Roberts Served on Mayo Board of Trustees
The Mayo Clinic has issued a statement concerning the passing of pioneering female journalist and Mayo Board of Trustees member Cokie Roberts.
Rochester Area Crash Victims Listed in Critical Condition
A fiery crash yesterday near the Rochester Airport left a man and woman with severe and life-threatening injuries.
E-Coli Outbreak Associated With Minnesota State Fair
An outbreak of E. coli illness has been linked to the Minnesota State Fair.
Officers Evaluated After Haz-Mat Incident in Albert Lea
The Rochester Fire Department is reporting that three law enforcement officers were transported to an Albert Lea hospital to be evaluated for possible exposure to dangerous chemical vapors yesterday.
State Disaster Assistance Approved For Olmsted County
Governor Tim Walz has authorized nearly $4 million in state disaster assistance for southeastern Minnesota and almost half of the funding will benefit Olmsted County.
Minnesota’s Obesity Rate Is Now Above 30%
For the first time, Minnesota's adult obesity rate exceeds 30%
Rochester Man Pleads Guilty For Deadly Drunk Driving Crash
A Rochester man with a history of drunk driving offenses has pleaded guilty to a criminal vehicular homicide charge in Goodhue County.
Bail Set at $5 Million For Second Rochester Shooting Suspect
Bail was set at $5 million today for the second man charged with a shooting last month that left a man paralyzed.
Tornado Confirmed Near Winona
The line of storms that caused major damage in Sioux Falls, South Dakota also produced a tornado that damaged a cemetery near Winona.
Fillmore County Man Sentenced For Deadly Amish Buggy Crash
A Fillmore County man is being given a chance to avoid prison for his convictions stemming from a fatal traffic crash involving an Amish buggy last year.