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.
Bitter Cold and Blowing Snow Making Travel a Hassle
Travel conditions remain challenging across southeastern Minnesota.
Traffic Crash Leads to Fatal Shooting in Rochester
Rochester Police a 17-year-old boy was shot to death during a confrontation that followed a traffic crash Sunday morning.
Minnesota Health Executive Faces Embezzlement Charges
The criminal complaint filed against a former executive for a Twin Cities healthcare provider alleges he embezzled almost $270,000 from Allina Health, but prosecutors suspect the actual amount stolen was much higher.
Minnesota Child’s Death Blamed on the Flu
The Minnesota Department of Health is reporting the death of a child from flu-related complications.
Xcel Energy Crews Headed to Puerto Rico
Minnesota's largest utility has joined an effort to speed up the hurricane recovery in Puerto Rico.
Governor Authorizes National Guard Deployment for Super Bowl
National Guard soldiers will be helping with security missions and traffic control in Minneapolis later this month.
Report Highlights Pricing Disparities in Minnesota HealthCare
The Minnesota Department of Health has issued a new report that puts the spotlight on the vast disparities in the prices charged by hospitals for common procedures.
Domestic Violence Incidents Send Eyota Man to Prison
He was arrested following a police chase near Mankato.
Mrs. Smith Goes to Washington
Former Minnesota Lieutenant Governor Tina Smith is now a U.S. Senator.
Another Prediction of Economic Growth in Minnesota
Business supply managers remain optimistic about Minnesota’s economy.