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.
Emergencies Declared in Dodge and Freeborn Counties
Dodge and Freeborn Counties have declared a State of Emergency due to severe damage to the power infrastructure from today’s ice and wind storm.
Statewide Tornado Drill Canceled Due to Stormy Forecast
This week's stormy forecast has prompted the National Weather Service to take the unusual step of canceling one of the main events of Severe Weather Awareness Week.
State Patrol – Rochester Man Injured in Alcohol Involved Crash
The State Patrol is indicating alcohol may have contributed to a single-vehicle crash last night that sent a Rochester man to the hospital.
Late Winter Storm Aiming to Hit Minnesota
The National Weather Service says there is growing confidence in forecasting models that are predicting a potent winter storm will hit the region later this week.
Rochester Woman Severely Injured in Crash Near Zumbro Falls
A Rochester woman suffered life-threatening injuries and her two young children were also hurt in a crash late Saturday morning. Another crash near Dexter injured a Rochester man.
Mississippi Bluff Boulder Smashes Into Car Near Wabasha
A Red Wing teenager apparently escaped serious injury, but likely had a pretty good scare Friday when her car was hit by a boulder falling from a bluff along the Mississippi River.
‘DAD!’ Guy at Rochester Trump Rally Pleads Guilty
A man with a history of disrupting appearances by President Donald Trump recently entered into a plea agreement to settle charges stemming from his arrest during an appearance by the president in Rochester last fall.
Mississippi River Crest Coming Next Week in SE Minnesota
The National Weather Service has come out with its first spring flood crest predictions for the Mississippi River in southeastern Minnesota and it appears the high water marks will be well below the record highs set in 1965.
Man Killed When Pickup Crashed Into River Near Owatonna (UPDATED)
A crash Monday afternoon on I-35 in Steele County took the life of a Waseca County man.
Mississippi River at Flood Stage and Rising at Wabasha
The Mississippi River has risen to flood stage in Wabasha as the water from the melting snow continues its journey to the Gulf of Mexico.