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.
KROC AM News: Flash Briefing for Friday, March 22, 2019 – Afternoon
Here is your afternoon flash briefing for Friday, March 22, 2019.
Nearly 4 Year Road Closure in Downtown Rochester is Ending
A downtown Rochester Street that has been closed for years due to nearby construction projects is scheduled to be reopened this afternoon.
Body Found in Mississippi Near Red Wing ID’d
The body recovered from the Mississippi River near Red Wing this week has been identified as a Wisconsin woman who went missing in the Twin Cities in late February.
Rochester Woman Hurt in Wabasha County Crash
A three-vehicle crash in Wabasha County sent a Rochester woman to the hospital Thursday afternoon.
Brutal Winter Conditions Blamed For Minnesota Job Losses
The first time in almost 8 years, Minnesota recorded a negative job growth rate last month.
KROC AM News – Flash Briefing For Thursday, March 21, 2019 – Afternoon
Here is your afternoon flash briefing for Thursday, March 21, 2019
Poached Deer Dumped in Wabasha County
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is requesting the public's assistance in identifying the person or persons who dumped the carcasses of 8 white-tailed deer in Wabasha County.
DMC Private Investments in Rochester Closing in on $700 Million
The report will be used by the state to calculate the amount of state funding the city will receive for DMC projects.
It’s Officially Spring but the Lake Pepin Ice Remains Thick
Despite the arrival of more seasonable weather, the ice in some areas on Lake Pepin grew slightly thicker over the past week.
Red Wing Man Ruled Competent to Stand Trial For Girl’s Death
A judge in Goodhue County has cleared the way for the prosecution of a Red Wing man charged with killing his girlfriend’s 2-year-old daughter.