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.
River Near Owatonna Searched for Crash Victim
The State Patrol and other emergency responders are conducting a search in the Straight River near Owatonna for the driver and possible passengers of a vehicle that went into the fast-moving waters this afternoon.
Burnsville Man Accused of Indecent Exposure at Rochester Hotel
A Burnsville man was arrested on a felony indecent exposure charge following an incident Saturday evening at a Rochester hotel.
Mississippi River at Flood Stage and Rising at Wabasha
The Mississippi River has risen to flood stage in Wabasha as the water from the melting snow continues its journey to the Gulf of Mexico.
Know of any Bad Potholes in Rochester? The City Wants to Hear From You
The Rochester Public Works Department is searching for potholes and needs the public's help.
Poached Deer Dumped in Wabasha County
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is requesting the public's assistance in identifying the person or persons who dumped the carcasses of 8 white-tailed deer in Wabasha County.
Rochester Woman Hurt in Wabasha County Crash
A three-vehicle crash in Wabasha County sent a Rochester woman to the hospital Thursday afternoon.
Nearly 4 Year Road Closure in Downtown Rochester is Ending
A downtown Rochester Street that has been closed for years due to nearby construction projects is scheduled to be reopened this afternoon.
Brutal Winter Conditions Blamed For Minnesota Job Losses
The first time in almost 8 years, Minnesota recorded a negative job growth rate last month.
Red Wing Man Ruled Competent to Stand Trial For Girl’s Death
A judge in Goodhue County has cleared the way for the prosecution of a Red Wing man charged with killing his girlfriend’s 2-year-old daughter.
Rural Rochester Man Run Over by Mother Thought It Was an Accident
The criminal complaint filed against the rural Rochester woman who ran over her adult son clearly indicates Cynthia Grund’s actions were intentional.