I’m a lifelong Rochester resident and host of Rochester Today on KROC-AM. The lively one hour program runs from 10 to 11 a.m. weekdays and features experts and other guests, including regular visits by Mayor Ardell Brede, City Attorney Terry Atkins, and Rochester Public Schools Superintendent Michael Munoz. Every Tuesday and Friday conservative commentator and author Tom Ostrom joins me to talk about the events and issues of the day, and the Tracy McCray gets behind the microphone every Wednesday and Thursday to add even more space to the discussion. The regular experts that appear on Rochester Today the field questions from KROC-AM listeners include the Legal Eagle David Shulman, automotive technician Dick Zeitler with Auto Tech 101, and Jim Walters from the Power of Learning with advice on how to become a better critical thinker. Rochester Magazine editor Steve Lange is also a regular on the program. When I’m not hosting Rochester Today, I wears my objective journalist hat as a member of the KROC news team for over 30 years.
Heavier Snow Band Developed West of Rochester
The heaviest snow from the season's first snow storm hit areas to the west of Rochester.
Official Minnesota Christmas Tree is Headed to St. Paul
State foresters trekked through the snow today in a state forest near Duluth to take care of one of their annual duties, the chopping down of Minnesota's official Christmas tree.
Minnesotans Face Average 5.7% Proposed Property Tax Increase
County Assessor offices throughout Minnesota are sending out annual “Truth in Taxation” statements to property owners to provide notice of the property tax levies being proposed by local governments to support their 2019 budgets.
Funeral For Rochester Area D-Day Veteran On Saturday
Walter Halloran was 95-years-old when he passed away on October 18, 2018. His story is like many of the young men who grew up in the depression and found themselves battling for the survival of the free world.
Trial Date Set For Man Charged in Minnesota Double-Homicide Case
A trial date has been set in a local double-murder case.
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.
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.
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.
Court Appearance for Lois Riess
A Blooming Prairie woman who faces a possible death sentence in Florida made a brief appearance today before a judge in Lee County
Snapchat Threat Leads to Arrest of Winona Teenager
A Winona teenager was taken into custody this morning on charges connected to a threatening social media posting.