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 Area Median Income Growth Outpaced State & Nation
The median household income in Olmsted County rose nearly 4 ½ percent last year.
Rochester Woman Injured in Crash at Byron Intersection
A two-vehicle crash today in Byron sent a Rochester woman to St. Mary's Hospital.
Likely Case of Chronic Wasting Disease Found in Houston County
It appears Chronic Wasting disease has spread into Houston County.
Rochester Girl Suffers Broken Arm in Dog Attack
A dog attack in Rochester on Monday left an 11-year-old girl with a broken arm.
New Ownership for Rochester Honkers Next Season
The Rochester Honkers baseball team will apparently be under new ownership for the next Northwoods League baseball season.
Police Seek Help in Finding Missing Austin Teenager
The Austin Police Department is requesting assistance from the public in locating a teenage girl who has been missing since Friday.
Citizen Traffic Stop Leads to Arrest of Rochester Woman
A Rochester woman was arrested early today after a citizen convinced her to stop and he grabbed the keys out of the ignition in her car.
Security Guard Assaulted at Downtown Rochester Bank
A man described by Rochester Police as homeless was arrested yesterday after he allegedly assaulted a security guard at the US Bank location in downtown Rochester.
Medical Emergency Leads to Discovery of Fire in Rochester Home
Rochester firefighters happened upon a residential fire while responding to a medical call early today.
SE Minnesota Travel Conditions Remain Dicey
Road conditions are improving, but the State Patrol and local law enforcement agencies remained busy Sunday afternoon responding to crashes and vehicle spinouts on snow-covered and slick highways across southern Minnesota.