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.
Rochester MLK Day Events Include Park Rededication
Rochester’s annual celebration of the Martin Luther King Jr. National Holiday this year includes the dedication of a city park in honor of the slain civil rights leader.
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.
(UPDATED) Heaviest Snow Just South of Rochester
It appears the heaviest snow from today’s winter storm is falling in areas just south of Rochester.
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.
Rochester Added to Winter Storm Warning Area
The National Weather Service has added the Rochester area to the winter storm warning issued earlier for much of northern Iowa and sections of south-central and southwestern Minnesota.
Zumbrota Fatal Crash Victim ID’d
The State Patrol has released the name of the young man who died in a crash near Zumbrota Thursday morning that left a Rochester man with life-threatening injuries.
Rochester Area Veterinarian Badly Injured by Charging Steer
The Olmsted County Sheriff's Department says a local veterinarian was seriously injured in what was described as a life-threatening incident yesterday at a farm in Rock Dell Township.
Rochester Area Lost Jobs in 2018
Despite robust hiring by the Mayo Clinic, the latest jobs data from the state shows the overall number of jobs in the Rochester area declined slightly last year.