I’m a lifelong Rochester resident and host of Rochester Today on 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.
Longtime Rochester Police Chief Retiring Today
Today is the final day on the job for longtime Rochester Police Chief Roger Peterson.
Recent Visitor to SE Minnesota May Have Spread Measles Virus
Minnesota Health officials are concerned that people who visited a couple businesses in Winona and Freeborn County might have been exposed to the Measles.
Rochester Teachers to Decide Fate of New Contract Agreement
The Rochester School District and the union representing its teachers have worked out a tentative agreement on a new contract.
Capt. Sherwin to Serve as Interim Rochester Police Chief
It’s become apparent Rochester Mayor Ardell Brede will not be ready to select the city’s next Police Chief before long-time Chief Roger Peterson retires on Wednesday.
Rochester Drug Dealer Headed Back to Prison
A Rochester man, who was caught dealing drugs after dropped out of a “boot camp” style program for drug offenders and became a fugitive last year, is headed back to prison.
Blooming Prairie Woman Waives Extradition from Texas
The grandmother from Blooming Prairie Minnesota who sparked a nationwide manhunt waived her right to an extradition hearing during a brief appearance before a judge in Texas today.
Extradition Hearing Scheduled for Lois Riess in Texas
The Minnesota grandmother who became the subject of a nationwide manhunt remains in the Cameron County Jail in Brownsville, Texas following a court appearance over the weekend.
It is Spring! Flood Run is Taking Place This Weekend
While the weather has dramatically improved over the last few days, it will likely still be a bit on the cool side for the tens of thousands of motorcycling enthusiasts expected to participate in the 53rd annual Spring Flood Run.
Rochester Parks Department Plan to Save Biermann House
The city of Rochester has submitted a proposal for saving the Biermann House in rural southwest Rochester.
Dodge County Officials Due in Texas Tonight to Question Lois Riess
Dodge County Sheriff Scott Rose says he felt relieved when he was notified Thursday night that Lois Riess had been captured in southern Texas.