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.
Olmsted County Sheriff Declares State of Emergency (UPDATED)
Olmsted County Sheriff Kevin Torgerson has declared a state of emergency because of today’s blizzard.
Blizzard Brings Travel to a Halt in Rochester and SE Minnesota
The latest in a series of winter storms to pound the region has delivered over a foot of heavy snow to the our area and has made travel impossible across much of southeastern Minnesota.
No Travel Advised Across SE Minnesota
Sections of I-90 and I-35 are closed and no travel is advised elsewhere throughout Southeastern Minnesota.
Two Kids Injured in Red Wing Crash
A Lake City woman and her two children were transported to St. Marys Hospital Saturday afternoon following a traffic crash in Red Wing.
I-90 Now Closed West of Dexter (UPDATED)
Travel conditions have deteriorated to the point that I-90 in an area west of Albert Lea is being closed to traffic until further notice.
Gas Leak Shuts Down Section of North Broadway in Rochester (UPDATE)
A one block section of North Broadway in Rochester was closed to traffic today due to a natural gas leak.
Second Victim of Hampton Explosion Has Died
The Hampton man who was badly burned in the house explosion that killed his live-in partner earlier this month has died from his injuries.
Winona Woman Admits Intentionally Harming Her Baby
A Winona County woman has worked out a plea agreement with prosecutors in St. Paul in a child endangerment case.
Rochester Included in Another Winter Storm Watch
Another major winter storm is predicted to hit the Rochester area this weekend.
Minnesota AG Office Now Reviewing Evidence in Lois Riess Case
Dodge County officials have turned over the investigative reports on the murder of Lois Riess' husband to state prosecutors for charging.