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, Mayor, Olmsted County Sheriff, and the Superintendent of the Rochester Public Schools. You can also expect to hear from a list of local experts that includes Mike Dougherty from MNDOT, Steve Lange from Rochester Magazine, retired local attorney David Shulman, experienced automotive technician Dick Zeitler and Med City Movie Guy Chris Miksanek. 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.
COVID-19: 70 Cases Linked to Downtown Rochester Bars
Olmsted County Public Health is reporting that 70 new COVID-19 cases have been linked to an outbreak associated with young people socializing in downtown Rochester bars.
Guilty Plea From Man Who Shot Waseca Police Officer
The man who shot and critically wounded a Waseca police officer in January today pleaded guilty to attempted murder charges.
79-year-old Winona County man Charged With Killing His Wife
An elderly Winona area man has been charged with murder.
Two Men Sent to Prison For Injuring Minnesota Trooper
Two men from Milwaukee Wisconsin were sentenced today for an attack on a Minnesota State Trooper.
Olmsted County Putting More ‘Outreach’ Workers in Squad Cars
The Olmsted County Board has approved an expansion of a pilot program that teams up community outreach workers with local law enforcement officers.
Lois Riess Pleads Not Guilty to Murdering Her Husband
Lois Riess remains in the Steele County jail following her first court hearing in Dodge County in connection with the murder of her husband in 2018.
Wounded Waseca Officer Takes First Unassisted Steps
The family of Arik Mattson is reporting another significant milestone in the recovery of the wounded Waseca Police Officer.
Not Guilty Plea Entered in a 2018 Rochester Murder Case
One of the men accused of being involved in the murder of a Rochester man last year today entered a not guilty plea to a second-degree murder charge.
Mayo Clinic Granted Leadership Role in Possible COVID-19 Therapy
The federal government has named the Mayo Clinic the lead institution for providing coordinated access to convalescent plasma to determine if it is beneficial for patients hospitalized with severe or life-threatening COVID-19 infections.
$2 Million Bail For Man Charged With Shooting Waseca Officer
A Waseca County Judge today set conditional bail at $2 million for the man accused of critically wounding Waseca Police Officer Arik Matson.