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, Police Chief and Olmsted County Sheriff. You can also expect to hear the Mayor, the Superintendent of the Rochester Public Schools, along with a list of local experts that includes Mike Dougherty from MNDOT, Steve Lange from Rochester Magazine, local attorney David Shulman, experienced automotive technician Dick Zeitler and Jim Walter with the Power of Learning. 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.
No Parking in Downtown Rochester Overnight Sunday-Monday
Downtown Rochester will be a no-parking zone overnight.
Storm Produced Record Setting Snowfall in Rochester
There were nearly a half dozen crashes involving MnDOT snow plows during Friday's record-setting snowstorm.
Rochester Salvation Army Warming Center is Open This Weekend
The chilly weekend forecast has prompted the Rochester Salvation Army to open its Winter Warming Center on Saturday and Sunday nights.
Former Kasson Officer Admits to Sex Abuse Charges
A former Kasson Police Officer has entered into a plea agreement to settle dozens of child sex abuse charges in three different counties.
Man Killed by Albert Lea Police Identified
Authorities have identified the man killed in a police shooting in Albert Lea and the veteran officers involved in the deadly incident Thursday morning.
Hunter Found Dead Near Pine Island
The Goodhue County Sheriff’s Department is investigating the death of a deer hunter near Pine Island.
High Speed Chase Followed Assault on State Trooper on I-90
A State Trooper was transported to a hospital in Blue Earth this afternoon after he was assaulted during a traffic stop on I-90.
Zumbro Falls Golf Course Raid Involved Renter’s Boyfriend
There was a huge law enforcement presence at the Zumbro Falls Golf Course this morning, but the owner of the business says the incident had nothing to do with him or his business.
This is Why Distracted Driving is Dangerous
The Minnesota State Patrol has released some amazing photos of a recent traffic crash in the Twin Cities that a teenage driver miraculously survived.
Rochester Looking at Taking Over Some DMC Consultant Work
City Administrator Steve Rymer is proposing the creation of five new jobs to cut costs.