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.
George Floyd’s Family Requests Independent Autopsy
The attorney representing the family of George Floyd says an independent medical examiner has been hired to conduct a second autopsy.
Rochester Imposing Night Time Curfew For Downtown Area
The City of Rochester has decided to impose night-time curfew in the downtown area in an effort to reduce the potential for property damage or violence in the wake of the death of a man that has led to a murder charge against a former Minneapolis police officer.
COVID-19: Minnesota Death Toll Above 1000
Last week was the deadliest week yet for the COVID-19 pandemic in Minnesota and pushed the state’s death toll from the new illness above 1000.
Minnesota National Guard Deploying 1700 Troops to Twin Cities
Governor Tim Pawlenty says the situation in the Twin Cities is incredibily dangerous.
George Floyd Death Sparks March and Rally in Rochester (Video, Photos)
Downtown Rochester was the site of a protest today over the officer-involved death of George Floyd. (videos, photos)
Charges Detail Circumstances Leading to George Floyd’s Death
The charges filed today against a former Minneapolis police officer accuse him of perpetrating an eminently dangerous act and causing the death of George Floyd by culpable negligence.
National Guard Troops Deployed in the Twin Cities
Governor Tim Walz this afternoon signed an executive order activating the Minnesota National Guard to assist authorities in the Twin Cities to maintain the peace in the wake of last night’s rioting in south Minneapolis.
Guilty Plea From Final Defendant in Rochester Murder Case
The final defendant in a Rochester murder case today entered into a plea agreement in Olmsted County Court.
Rochester Parking Meter Enforcement Resumes Monday
The enforcement of parking meters in downtown Rochester will resume next week as the Mayo Clinic and other businesses ramp up their operations.
Rochester Chamber Head Running For City Council President
The current head of the Rochester Area Chamber of Commerce is running for Rochester City Council President.