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.
Mock Tornado Drills Planned Today Across Minnesota
Minnesotans are being encouraged to participate in the annual statewide tornado drills that will take place on Thursday as part of Severe Weather Awareness Week.
Study Finds Minnesotans Live Longer and Healthier
There may be some benefit to waiting well past the Spring equinox for the actual arrival of Spring weather.
Kasson Man Admits to Robbing Rochester Ice Cream Shop
A young man from Kasson is scheduled to be sentenced next month for robbing a Rochester ice cream shop.
Byron Man Caught Stealing Mail Avoids Prison
A Byron man will spend 5 years on probation for stealing mail, fleeing police and a felony drug conviction.
Mixed Results for Minnesota on National Report Card
The latest National Report Card is out and it shows Minnesota students continue to outperform their counterparts in almost all other states, but their scores in reading and math were statistically unchanged from the last round of testing 2 years ago and the so-called achievement gap in Minnesota rem…
Mayo Clinic Seeks to Reduce Payroll for Transcriptionists
The Mayo Clinic is offering incentive packages to hundreds of medical transcriptionists in an effort to trim the size of its workforce in Rochester, Arizona, and Florida.
Sure Sign of Spring – First River Tow Challenges Lake Pepin
If you’re among the many desperate Minnesotans searching for a sign of Spring, you’re in luck.
Kenyon Man Killed in Car-Truck Crash
The Minnesota State Patrol says a 61-year-old Kenyon man was killed in a car versus semi crash near Kenyon Tuesday morning.
Animals Seized During Fillmore Co. Animal Welfare investigation
The Fillmore County Sheriff’s Department and the Animal Humane Society of Minnesota recently removed over 30 rabbits, ducks, and chicks from a rural property in connection with an animal welfare investigation.
Rochester Marriott Break-in Suspects Identified
It didn’t take long for Rochester Police to hear from a group of young men after their photos were recently posted on the Rochester/Olmsted County Crime Stoppers webpage.