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.
Waseca Police Seek Assistance in Finding Missing Teenager
The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension has issued a statewide missing person alert for a Waseca teenager.
Flags Lowered in Minnesota to Honor Pittsburgh Shooting Victims
Governor Mark Dayton has ordered all U.S. and state flags to be flown at half-staff at government facilities throughout Minnesota.
Minnesota’s Newest Millionaire Introduced at Lottery HQ
Minnesota has a new millionaire, but it wasn’t a result of this week’s closely watched Powerball and Mega Millions drawings.
IRS Scammer Pleads Guilty to Charges in Minnesota
Federal prosecutors in Minnesota have obtained a guilty plea from a California man caught running one of the IRS scams that have become common throughout the country.
Brand New Record Established For Catch and Release in Minnesota
A central woman now has the distinction of holding the new state record for a northern pike in the catch and release category.
Minnesota Expands CWD Testing for Deer Opener
State officials say testing for Chronic Wasting Disease will be mandatory for hunters on the opening weekend of the firearm deer season in southeastern, central and north-central Minnesota.
Hy-Vee Recalling Six Meat and Potato Products
Hy-Vee today announced a voluntary recall of a half-dozen meat and potato products due to possible contamination by the bacteria that causes listeria and salmonella.
(UPDATED) Fatal Crash Reported Just South of Rushford
The State Patrol is investigating a fatal traffic crash that occurred Sunday morning in Fillmore County.
Stewartville Man Pleads Guilty in Sex Abuse Case
A little over a week after a judge ruled he was competent to stand trial, a former Stewartville man avoided going to trial by entering into a plea agreement in a child sex abuse case.
Rent Increases Spark Protest at Rochester Apartment Complex
A local social-justice advocacy group staged a protest Saturday outside an apartment complex in northwest Rochester.