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.
Minnesota Governor Announces Peacetime Emergency – New Coronavirus Recommendations
Governor Tim Walz held a news conference this afternoon at the State Capitol to announce that he has signed an executive order declaring a Peacetime State of Emergency in Minnesota.
Rochester Woman Enters Plea Agreement in Murder Case
One of the three extended family members accused of being involved in the murder of a Rochester man in 2018 today entered into a plea agreement in Olmsted County Court.
MN Health Officials Report Season’s 3rd Child Flu Death
While the emerging threats from the new coronavirus dominate the news, influenza has claimed the lives of another 15 people in Minnesota.
Mayo Clinic Rolls Out New Test For Coronavirus
The Mayo Clinic has developed a new test for detecting the new coronavirus.
Minnesota Now Has 5 Presumptive Coronavirus (COVID-19) Cases
While Olmsted County Public Health officials were holding a news conference to announce the Rochester area's first presumptive coronavirus case, the Minnesota Department of Health was also announcing another presumptive COVID-19 case in the Twin Cities.
Prison Sentence For Byron Man Found Hiding in Car Trunk
A former Byron man currently in prison for a drug conviction in Winona County has been sentenced to nearly 4 years in prison for a burglary conviction.
Olmsted County Has First Confirmed Coronavirus (COVID-19) Case (VIDEO)
The coronavirus has arrived in Olmsted County.
Expect Traffic Delays Due to Highway 60 Bridge Work
Motorists are being advised to expect short-term traffic delays on the Highway 60 west bridge over Highway 52 at Zumbrota on Wednesday.
Minnesota’s 3rd Coronavirus Patient is in Critical Condition
Minnesota’s third presumptive case of illness from the new coronavirus(COVID-19) involves an Anoka County resident who is currently hospitalized in critical condition.
More Reports of Possible Police Impersonators in SE Minnesota
There have been a couple more reports of possible police impersonators in this region.