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.
Deep Freeze Continues With Snow on Sunday
It dropped back into the teens below zero in southeastern Minnesota, while parts of northern Minnesota were -40 and colder.
Fire Wipes Out Hayfield Family’s Home
The American Red Cross is assisting two adults and a child who lost their home to a fire Friday morning in Hayfield.
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.
Pickup Crash Near Austin Sends Man to St. Marys
An early morning traffic crash near Austin sent a Mason City Iowa man to St. Mary’s hospital for treatment.
Storm Ushers Arctic Air into Southeastern Minnesota
The snowfall totals were mainly lower than what had been predicted, but the storm system that arrived in southeastern Minnesota this morning still produced difficult travel conditions.
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.
Rochester Area Results From DUI Crackdown
A recent crackdown on drunk and impaired drivers resulted in dozens of arrests in the Rochester area.
Thursday Could be a Mess
The National Weather Service is advising people living in the Rochester area to keep a close eye on weather forecasts the next few days.
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.