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.
79-year-old Winona County man Charged With Killing His Wife
An elderly Winona area man has been charged with murder.
COVID-19: Active Cases in Olmsted County Hit New High
The overall number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Olmsted County has risen above 1300 and there are currently 170 known active cases in the county.
Dover Man Told Trooper There Was a Bomb in His Vehicle
A Dover man was arrested Friday after State Patrol traffic stop led to a chase.
COVID-19: Only One Rochester Testing Station on Monday
The Mayo Clinic's only remaining drive-through COVID-19 testing site in Rochester is ending operation.
Two Men and a Child Killed in Western Wisconsin Fire
A child was among the three victims of a deadly fire near Menomonie Wisconsin last night.
5 COVID-19 Deaths in Olmsted County This Week
Two more elderly residents of Olmsted County have died after contracting COVID-19.
Rochester’s Forager Brewery Temporarily Closing Due to COVID-19
Another popular eating and drinking establishment in Rochester is temporarily closing as a result of the recent increase in COVID-19 infections in the Rochester area.
Killer Tornado in NW Minnesota Upgraded to EF-4
The National Weather Service has upgraded its rating of the killer tornado that struck in an area of northwestern Minnesota Wednesday evening.
Rochester Police Launch Online Accountability Dashboard
The Rochester Police Department has launched a new "digital dashboard" to provide the public with a tool for tracking a variety of policing statistics.
COVID-19: Third Olmsted County Death This Week
Olmsted County has experienced its 18th COVID-19 death.