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.
Rochester Police Release Photos of Hotel Break-in Suspects
Rochester police have released a series of photos extracted from security camera videos recorded during a recent break-in at a downtown Rochester hotel.
Flags Lowered in Minnesota in Honor of Firefighter
Governor Mark Dayton has ordered the lower of U.S. and state flag to half-staff at government facilities throughout Minnesota from sunrise to sunset on Sunday.
Owatonna Man Receives Jail Sentence for Crash That Killed 2
A truck driver from Owatonna has been sentenced to 30-days in jail and a year on probation for causing a horrific traffic crash in St. Cloud a little over a year ago.
Will We Be Spared From the Heavy Stuff?
The latest forecasting models appear to be shifting the highest risk for heavy snow on Sunday to the west.
Rochester’s Serial Package Snatcher Pleads Guilty
The Rochester woman who was caught this past winter and charged with swiping numerous packages that had been delivered to homes in Rochester today entered into a plea agreement in Olmsted County Court.
Over 6000 Minnesotans Hospitalized After Contracting the Flu
Minnesotans are still getting sick, but one of the worst flu seasons in many years appears to be winding down in the state.
Shippers Still Waiting For Ice Out on Lake Pepin
The ice is nearly out at Lake City, but the south end of Lake Pepin remains clogged by ice that’s nearly two-feet thick in some areas.
Snowstorm Related Fatal Crash in Southern Minnesota
It appears the snowstorm that hit southern Minnesota on Tuesday contributed to a fatal traffic crash Wednesday morning.
Killer Tornado Outbreak Hit Region 20 Years Ago
Today marks the 20th anniversary of the killer tornado cluster that devastated a number of communities across southern Minnesota.
Blooming Prairie Woman Accused of Stealing From Murdered Husband
Dodge County officials have issued an arrest warrant for the wife of the rural Blooming Prairie man who was found shot to death inside the couple’s home last week.