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.
Rochester Population Growth Rate Outpaces State’s Largest Cities
Rochester continued with its steady population growth last year.
Parking Could Be Challenging in Downtown Rochester This Weekend
Downtown Rochester is almost sure to be a crowded place on Saturday.
Mayo Clinic Financial Performance Hits High Mark For 1st Quarter
The Mayo Clinic’s income from current activities, considered a key measure of its financial performance, was the highest it’s been in at least nine years during the first quarter.
Rochester Schools to Pay Nutritional Workers for Missed Snow Days
The Rochester School Board is being presented with a plan to pay certain school district employees for some of the days they did not work because of the ten weather-related school cancellations that occurred over the winter months.
Rochester Files Federal Lawsuit Against Opioid Industry
The City of Rochester has joined the legal fight against the pharmaceutical industry over the opioid crisis.
Alabama Man Accused of Sexually Assaulting Rochester Teenager
Rochester police are reporting the arrest of a man from Alabama as a suspect in a sexual assault reported at a Rochester hotel over the weekend.
Rochester Eyeing Licensing Airbnb Style Rentals
The Rochester City Council agenda for Monday’s study session includes a discussion about possibly regulating short-term online rental properties in the city.
Highway 52 Repaving Work Begins Monday at Chatfield
Motorists traveling on Highway 52 between Rochester and Chatfield can expect short delays beginning on Monday.
Elderly Man Injured in Crash at Goodhue Intersection
An elderly Wykoff man was transported to St. Marys Hospital following a traffic crash in Goodhue County on Saturday.
Rochester Area Hit by Over 3 Inches of Rain Since Friday
As advertised, the storm system that moved through the region this weekend produced some impressive rainfall totals.