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.
Franken is Out – Swearing In Tomorrow for MN’s New U.S. Senator
Al Franken is no longer a U.S. Senator. His resignation was made official today.
Minnesota Millionaire Raffle Winning Numbers Announced
Minnesota is starting the New Year with a couple new millionaires.
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.
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.
Minnesota’s Population Growth is Above Average
Minnesota’s population growth outpaced the national average during the past year, but it was nowhere near the fastest growing in the nation.
Snow Headed to Southeast Minnesota – But How Much?
The National Weather Service is giving residents of southeastern Minnesota an early "heads up" about the possibility of a significant snowstorm this week.
Rochester Drug Bust Results in Lockdown of Boys and Girls Club
The Boys and Girls Club in Rochester was briefly placed in a lockdown Friday afternoon while Rochester police were dealing with a criminal suspect just outside the building in southeast Rochester.
Crash Concludes Police Chase in Houston County
A police pursuit that began early today in far northeastern Iowa ended in a crash in far southeastern Minnesota.