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.
Young Boy Was Victim of Weekend Drowning Near Austin
The investigation is still open, but the Mower County Sheriff’s Department says it appears a young boy from the Albert Lea area who died at a rural property near Lyle last weekend was the victim of an accidental drowning.
40 Years Since Devastating Flood Changed Rochester Forever
July 5th will mark the 40th anniversary of a seminal moment in the history of Rochester, Minnesota.
This Is One Reason You Shouldn’t Go Around Highway Barricades
The Minnesota Department of Transportation says an incident at the site of a road construction project near Rochester on Thursday week should serve as a reminder of the dangers of ignoring barricades and road closed signs.
Probation For Man Who Stole Purse Moments After Release From Jail
A Minneapolis man who went on a mini crime spree moments after his release from the Olmsted County jail has been sentenced to five-years on probation.
Crash in Goodhue County Kills West Concord Man
A West Concord man was killed this morning when two pickup trucks collided on the south edge of Goodhue.
Oronoco Woman Charged With Causing Fatal Crash
An Oronoco woman is facing felony charges stemming from a deadly traffic crash near Cannon Falls.
Rochester Police Remove Unruly Woman From Spirit Airlines Flight
There was a bit of excitement at the Rochester Airport this morning after a Spirit Airlines flight was diverted to the facility because of a medical emergency involving a passenger.
Man With Gun Killed by Minneapolis Police
The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Investigation was called Saturday to investigate a deadly police-involved shooting in Minneapolis.
Possible Hate Crime at Rochester Mosque
The Minnesota Chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations is asking local, state and federal authorities to investigate an incident involving a mosque in downtown Rochester.
Seneca Preparing to Shutdown Rochester Canning Operation
New York-based Seneca Foods says the canning operation in Rochester will be shutting down for good after the coming season.