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.
Thick Ice Still Blocking Barges on Lake Pepin
It’s become apparent that there will be a late start to this year’s shipping season on the upper Mississippi River.
Two of Three Rochester Police Chief Finalists From Minnesota
A public forum will be held next week to give community members an opportunity to meet the finalists.
Rochester’s Marcus Sherels Stays With Vikings
The Minnesota Vikings are keeping Rochester's Marcus Sherels on the roster for the 2018 season.
Construction Starting on 6-Story Downtown Rochester Apt. Building
Construction work is getting underway today on another major building project in downtown Rochester.
Blooming Prairie Woman Accused of Stealing From Murdered Husband
Dodge County officials have issued an arrest warrant for the wife of the rural Blooming Prairie man who was found shot to death inside the couple’s home last week.
Report Projects Crowded Rochester High Schools
The latest Rochester School District Enrollment Projection shows the city's public high schools could become rather crowded in a few years.
Farm Income Decline Continued in Minnesota Last Year
A new report shows almost a third of Minnesota farmers experienced a decline in net worth last year.
Could Census Question Cost Minnesota a Congressional Seat?
Minnesota's state demographer says adding a question about citizenship status to the 2020 U.S. Census will make the count less accurate.
California Company Has Big Plans for Rochester Holiday Inn
The California company that is preparing to construct a new hotel at the American Legion Club site on the north edge of downtown Rochester has acquired the Holiday Inn in downtown Rochester.
High Speed Fatal Car Crash Outside Mantorville
Preliminary reports indicate excessive speed may have contributed to a deadly traffic crash just north of Mantorville this morning.