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.
1.4 Inches at Rochester Airport – 15 Inches in Western Minnesota
The heavy snow band from the winter storm that hit the state yesterday ended up farther west than expected.
Heaviest Snow From Storm Shifted to the West (UPDATED)
The National Weather Service has included the Rochester area in a winter weather advisory until 7 AM on Sunday while most of the rest of the state is under a winter storm warning.
Early Morning House Fire Near Mayo High School
Rochester firefighters responded to a report of a house on fire early Saturday near Mayo High School.
Heaviest Snow Predicted North and West of Rochester (UPDATED)
Another powerful storm system is poised to hit Minnesota and areas to the north and west of Rochester are being told to expect up to a foot of heavy wet snow.
Rochester Man Gets Probation For Raping Teenager
A Rochester man has been sentenced to 15 years probation for sexually assaulting a teenager who was attending a high school graduation party at a local motel last summer.
Olmsted County to Limit Application of Road Salt
The Olmsted County Public Works Department today announced it will be conserving its application of road salt on county roads to critical areas because the material is in short supply.
Rochester Murder Victim Identified
Olmsted County Sheriff Kevin Torgerson today released the name of the shooting victim and indicated the death has been officially ruled a homicide.
Man Found Dead Near Rochester Had Multiple Gunshot Wounds
The Olmsted County Sheriff's Department continues to investigate the death of a man found on a rural southeast Rochester Road early Tuesday as "suspicious," but the evidence points to it being the county’s first homicide of the year.
Retired Minister Pleads Guilty to Killing 911 Dispatcher
A suburban Twin Cities man has admitted to a criminal vehicular homicide charge for driving drunk and killing a 911 dispatcher a little over a year ago.
Highway 14 Expansion Project Glitch is Fixed
A bill that includes language to fix a "glitch" that threatened to delay the expansion of Highway 14 between Dodge Center and Owatonna is headed to the governor's desk for his signature.