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 Area Sees Jump in Unemployment Rate
Seasonal factors helped push the Rochester area’s unemployment rate higher last month but it remained the lowest in the region.
Huge Shipment of Counterfeit Money Seized in Minnesota
Federal authorities are reporting the discovery of close to a million dollars in counterfeit $1 dollar bills in a rail car at the Canadian border crossing in International Falls.
Rochester Area High School Students Get Real Firefighter Training
Around 20 students from several local high schools participated in a live burn exercise with the Rochester Fire Department this morning.
Man Stabbed at Walmart in Owatonna
Owatonna Police are reporting an arrest following a stabbing at a Walmart Store Saturday morning.
Trials Scheduled Next Week For Two Rochester Murder Suspects
Two of the people charged in connection with the murder of a Rochester man are currently scheduled to stand trial next week.
Two Minnesotans Tested For Possible Novel Coronavirus
State health officials have submitted samples from two Minnesotans to federal health officials to determine if their respiratory illnesses are being caused by the new coronavirus.
State Reports Season’s First Flu-Related Death of a Child in MN
The flu is being blamed for the death of a child in Minnesota.
Critical Injury Crash on I-90 at Dover
A Lewiston man was rushed to St. Marys Hospital this morning with life-threatening injuries following a traffic crash on I-90.
Edina Student Injured in Hit and Run at School Bus Stop
Police in Edina are seeking help from the public in locating the vehicle and driver involved in an apparent hit and run that injured a child boarding a school bus.
Former SE Minnesota School Employee Sentenced in Child Porn Case
A former employee of the Lewiston-Altura School District will not be required to serve any additional time behind bars for a child pornography conviction.