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.
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.
Pine Island Woman Ordered to Prison For Oronoco Area Burglaries
A Pine Island woman who was caught in the act of burglarizing a home last summer has been sentenced to 27-months in prison.
Light Snow Likely Factor in Deadly Crash Near Zumbrota
The slick conditions created by the light snow that fell across the region overnight may have contributed to a fatal crash in Goodhue County this morning.
Rochester Murder Suspect Undergoing Psychological Evaluation
The man accused of fatally shooting a Rochester man last fall is now undergoing a psychological evaluation at the St. Peter State Security Hospital.
(UPDATE) One Rochester Shopko is on Closure List
Wisconsin-based ShopKo made it official this morning. The retailer announced it is entering into Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization.
Police Searching for Northfield Bank Robbers
The holdup was reported at a Premier Bank location in Northfield shortly before 12 noon today.
Rochester Could See Slick Conditions Today and Tonight
Watch out for slick conditions this afternoon and evening across much of southeastern Minnesota.
Rochester May Soon Choose Sites for DMC Mobility Hubs
The city of Rochester and the Destination Medical Center organization are getting closer to making a major decision on a key component of the massive DMC initiative.
Jayme’s Accused Abductor Due in Court Monday
“Jayme is the hero in his case...no question about it.”
Winona County Man Claims Big Gopher 5 Jackpot
A Winona County man visited the State Lottery headquarters in Roseville on Thursday to collect a large lottery prize.