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 Start to New Year
Bitter cold accompanied the arrival of the New Year in the Rochester and much of Minnesota.
Iron Range Officers Involved in Fatal Shooting ID’d
State officials have released information about the law enforcement officers involved in a recent fatal shooting on the Iron Range.
Rochester Under Wind Chill Warning
A wind chill advisory for the Rochester area has been upgraded to a wind chill warning.
Overnight Snow Contributed to Hundreds of Crashes Sunday Morning
A dusting of light snow overnight created slick conditions on some area roadways Sunday morning.
Record Cold Possible New Year’s Day
New Year’s Eve revelers could be facing their coldest start to the New Year in over two decades in Rochester early Monday.
Olmsted County’s Most Wanted (Dec. 2017)
The Olmsted County Sheriff's Department has another list of wanted criminal offenders or suspects it would like the public's help in locating.
Homeless Man Sent to Prison for Brutal Rochester Assault
A Rochester man has been given his punishment for stomping on another man's head.
Guilty Verdict in Major Minnesota Drug Trafficking Case
Federal prosecutors say one of the three men convicted of drug trafficking charges by a jury in Minneapolis is one of the biggest traffickers of methamphetamine and cocaine in Minnesota.
Mayo Makes Large Donation to New Affordable Housing Coalition
A new coalition created to address the need for affordable housing needs has been given a multi-million dollar boost by the Mayo Clinic.
Minnesota’s Unemployment Rate Continues Dropping
Minnesota’s unemployment rate last month was down almost a full percentage point from a year ago at 3.1-percent.