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.
Serious Injury Crash on Highway 14 Just East of Rochester
The State Patrol is reporting a St. Charles woman suffered life-threatening injuries in a three-vehicle crash near Rochester Friday afternoon.
Major Power Outage in Northwest Rochester (UPDATED)
Rochester Public Utilities crews are responding this afternoon to restore power to hundreds of homes and businesses.
Possible Drowning in Rochester Creek
It’s feared a 46-year-old Rochester man drowned Thursday while playing with his dog in Bear Creek.
Rochester Police Investigating Possible Murder-Suicide
Police are investigating what appears to have been a murder-suicide.
Consecutive Prison Sentences for Robbing Homeowners at Gunpoint
One of the men convicted of charges stemming from a violent home invasion near Cannon Falls last year has been ordered to prison.
Fireworks Shell Fired into Minnesota Man’s Face
The Crow Wing County Sheriff's Department has released information about a serious injury fireworks accident that occurred near Brainerd on the Fourth of July.
Several Tornadoes Reported in Southern Minnesota
The storm system responsible for the flooding in the Rochester area produced several tornadoes Friday night in south-central Minnesota.
Man Sleeping in Flooding Park Rescued by Rochester Firefighters
The Rochester Fire Department was called out Saturday morning to rescue a person spotted sleeping on a picnic table in Kutzky Park as it was being filled by water from the flooding Cascade Creek.
Rochester And Neighboring Areas Hit by More Flooding
A week after torrential rains cause major flooding in and near Rochester, another round of heavy rain is causing flooding in many of the same areas.
Rochester Police Identify Armed Robbery Suspect
The Rochester Police Department has named a prime suspect for a recent armed robbery and is seeking the public's assistance in locating him.