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.
Pine Island Teen Hurt in Highway 52 Crash
A Pine Island teenager was injured Friday afternoon in a traffic crash that snarled traffic on northbound Highway 52 in Rochester.
Rochester Shopko Pharmacy Customers Affected by Hy-Vee Purchase
The Rochester market is among those affected by Hy-Vee's acquisition of 22 ShopKo pharmacies.
Girl Reports Man Exposed Himself on Rochester Public Transit Bus
The Rochester Police Department is hoping a video recording from a surveillance camera on a Rochester Public Transit bus will help identify a man accused of exposing himself to a teenage girl.
Minor Injuries Reported Following School Bus Crash Near Austin
Five people were transported to the Mayo Clinic Health System Hospital in Austin following a school bus crash this morning.
Rochester Level 3 Sex Offender Changes Status to Homeless
The Rochester Police Department has issued a community-wide notification concerning a Level 3 sex offender who was released from prison several years ago.
Flu Activity in Minnesota is Beginning to Ramp Up
The Minnesota Department of Health is reporting an increase in flu activity.
Social Media Rumors Worried Pine Island Students and Parents
The Goodhue County Sheriff’s Department has released a statement concerning some misinformation spread by social media that has prompted concerns about the safety of students in the Pine Island School District.
Mother Nature Made Masterpiece
The dense fog that blanketed much of southeastern Minnesota this morning slowed the commute to work and school but also created some beautiful examples of nature's artwork.
Rochester Mayor Presents His Final Medal of Honor Awards
Rochester Mayor Ardell Brede today experienced another emotional final event of 16-years in office.
Machete Attack Results in Prison Sentence For Hayfield Man
One of the two men arrested following a machete attack in Hayfield earlier this year is headed to prison.