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.
War of Words Continues Between Mayo and CNN
The Mayo Clinic and CNN have engaged in a war of words over a CNN story published earlier this week that was titled “Escape from the Mayo Clinic.”
Another Air Quality Alert Issued for Smoky Air
It could be another smoky weekend in Minnesota. The state Pollution Control Agency has expanded a previously issued air quality alert for the north half of Minnesota to include the southern half of the state through noon on Sunday.
Third Rochester Robbery and Shooting Suspect in Custody
Rochester Police have made a third arrest in connection with a robbery last weekend and believe this person was also involved in Tuesday evenings shootings in northwest Rochester.
Minnesota Has Added Over 30,000 Jobs in 3 Months
The latest statistics from the state show Minnesota has enjoyed strong job growth this summer.
Shoplifting Suspect Accused of Attacking Rochester Police Officer
A Rochester Police officer was attacked yesterday by a shoplifting suspect.
Third Suspect in Rochester Robbery Case Faces Deportation
Rochester Police have made a third arrest in connection with a recent drug deal turned robbery. Captain John Sherwin says 22-year-old Batri Ismail was apprehended yesterday and booked into the Olmsted County Jail on suspicion of first-degree aggravated robbery.
Police say Rochester Robbery Suspects Linked to Shootings
Police say two suspects arrested on charges stemming from a robbery in Rochester last weekend are also considered suspects in the rolling gun battle that took place across sections of northwest Rochester Tuesday evening.
Mayo Clinic Releases Letter Containing Harsh Criticism of CNN
The Mayo Clinic has publicly released a letter sent to CNN that objects to a story carried by the cable news network earlier this week that was titled “Escape from Mayo Clinic.”
Gunfire Reported Outside Northeast Rochester Apartments
After a busy night investigating multiple shooting incidents in northwest Rochester, police were called early today to investigate another report of gunfire outside an apartment complex in northeast Rochester.
Rochester Police Investigating Rolling Gun Battle
Rochester Police are working to identify suspects in what appears to have been a rolling gun battle in sections of northwest Rochester yesterday evening.