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.
2018 Rochester Area Road Construction Preview
Street reconstruction projects will have a major impact on downtown Rochester traffic this summer.
Snowstorm Related Fatal Crash in Southern Minnesota
It appears the snowstorm that hit southern Minnesota on Tuesday contributed to a fatal traffic crash Wednesday morning.
Man Sentenced for Gun Battle With La Crescent Police
One of the men involved in a gun battle with two La Crescent police officers last summer has been sentenced to prison.
Minnesota Economic Indicators Point to More Growth
The new Mid-America Business Conditions Index suggests Minnesota’s economy will continue to benefit from a strong manufacturing sector into this summer.
New Home for Rochester VFW Club is Nearly Ready
The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post that has made downtown Rochester its home for nearly 100 years is just weeks away from moving out.
Winona Man Led Authorities on Chase in Stolen Semi
A Winona man is accused of leading police on a chase in a stolen semi that went on for 50 miles through at least seven Minnesota communities.
Winter Storm Warning Posted for Rochester Area
It appears Rochester is in the bullseye for the next spring snowstorm to hit Minnesota.
Rochester Hotel Guest Wakes Up to Find Two Intruders in his Room
Rochester Police are investigating a criminal case that highlights the importance of using the deadbolt lock while staying in hotels and motels.
Olmsted County Unemployment Remains Low
The Rochester area sported the lowest unemployment rate in the region last month.
Killer Tornado Outbreak Hit Region 20 Years Ago
Today marks the 20th anniversary of the killer tornado cluster that devastated a number of communities across southern Minnesota.