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.
MN Governor Signs ‘Driver’s Licenses For All’ Bill Into Law
The legislation erases restrictions put in place 20 years ago that prohibited undocumented immigrants from obtaining a driver's license in Minnesota.
Applications For Handgun Carry Permits Plummeted in MN Last Year
The applications surged during the pandemic.
Travel Conditions Worsening-I-90 Closed Again West of Albert Lea
I-35 South of Albert Lea into Iowa is now also closed.
Minnesota Lottery Issues Caused Powerball Delay
4 tickets worth $50,000 were sold in Minnesota.
South Dakota Man Sentenced For Drug-Related Murder in Austin
Court records indicate he was shot and wounded by the Austin man who was killed during the confrontation.
Drought Conditions Worsen in Minnesota
Nearly 80% of the state is at least abnormally dry.
A Funeral Was Held Today For Minnesota Airman Killed in WW2
His remains were positively identified nearly 79 years after he was killed in action.
Minnesota Experienced Big Jump in New Syphilis Cases Last Year
Health officials say they're especially concerned about the increase in the number of cases involving women of childbearing age.
Dozens of Cats Found Living in Minivan at Minnesota Rest Stop
The 47 cats will eventually be put up for adoption.
Minneapolis Homicide Detectives Investigating Toddler’s Death
Officers found the unresponsive 2-year-old with his mother late Wednesday afternoon.