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.
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.
Messy Travel Conditions Expected Over The Weekend
Rochester is not included in a winter storm warning issued by the National Weather Service for portions of southern Minnesota, but the southeastern corner of the state will be under a Winter Weather Advisory.
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.
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.
Epic Completion Leads to Better Bottom Line for Mayo Clinic
The Mayo Clinic’s financial performance rebounded this summer after experiencing a modest dip in the second quarter while the health care giant transitioned to the new Epic medical records system.
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.
Not Guilty Pleas Entered by Former Kasson Police Officer
A trial date has been set in the case of a former Kasson Police Officer facing sex abuse charges.
Cannon Falls Home Invasion Suspects Charged
An Inver Grove Heights man was arraigned this week in Goodhue County Court on charges stemming from a violent home invasion at a rural Cannon Falls home earlier this year.
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.