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.
Pine Island Teen Hurt in Highway 52 Crash
A Pine Island teenager was injured Friday afternoon in a traffic crash that snarled traffic on northbound Highway 52 in Rochester.
Rochester Shopko Pharmacy Customers Affected by Hy-Vee Purchase
The Rochester market is among those affected by Hy-Vee's acquisition of 22 ShopKo pharmacies.
Police Seek Help in Finding Missing Austin Teenager
The Austin Police Department is requesting assistance from the public in locating a teenage girl who has been missing since Friday.
Almost a Dozen New CWD Cases Found Near Preston
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is planning two special hunts next month followed by deer culling efforts in January after Chronic Wasting Disease was discovered in 11 more deer harvested by hunters in Fillmore County this fall.
Rochester Area Facing Nasty Weekend Forecast
The National Weather Service continues to predict a nasty weekend weatherwise in southeastern Minnesota.
Felony Charge Against Lewiston Woman Stems From Hospital Incident
A Lewiston woman has been charged with a felony count of child endangerment involving her infant son.
Fugitive Warrant Issued for Convicted Murderer
The Minnesota Department of Corrections has issued a fugitive warrant for a northwestern Minnesota man who was served about 18 years in prison after he pleaded guilty to second-degree murder.
Hormel Employees Share in the Profits
Hormel Foods continued its decades-old tradition of handing out profit-sharing checks today on Thanksgiving Eve.
Kim Norton Elected Mayor and Other Rochester Election Results
Former State Representative Kim Norton easily won the election to succeed Rochester Mayor Ardell Brede next year
Crash in Houston County Results in Life Threatening Injuries
The State Patrol says a 28-year-old woman was critically injured in a crash this afternoon in Houston County.