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.
Travel Conditions Worsening – Impossible in SW MN
Travel in southwestern Minnesota is nearly impossible today because of blizzard conditions.
Ugly Weekend Forecast Got Uglier
Travel conditions were already deteriorating Friday afternoon in western Minnesota, where a blizzard warning has been posted as Mother Nature delivers another sucker punch to winter-weary Minnesotans.
Life in Prison Plus 15 for Winona Murderer
Ricky Waiters went before a judge in Winona County Thursday afternoon and was sentenced for a fatal shooting in 2016.
Mock Tornado Drills Planned Today Across Minnesota
Minnesotans are being encouraged to participate in the annual statewide tornado drills that will take place on Thursday as part of Severe Weather Awareness Week.
Study Finds Minnesotans Live Longer and Healthier
There may be some benefit to waiting well past the Spring equinox for the actual arrival of Spring weather.
Kenyon Man Killed in Car-Truck Crash
The Minnesota State Patrol says a 61-year-old Kenyon man was killed in a car versus semi crash near Kenyon Tuesday morning.
Animals Seized During Fillmore Co. Animal Welfare investigation
The Fillmore County Sheriff’s Department and the Animal Humane Society of Minnesota recently removed over 30 rabbits, ducks, and chicks from a rural property in connection with an animal welfare investigation.
Rochester Marriott Break-in Suspects Identified
It didn’t take long for Rochester Police to hear from a group of young men after their photos were recently posted on the Rochester/Olmsted County Crime Stoppers webpage.
Rochester Police Release Photos of Hotel Break-in Suspects
Rochester police have released a series of photos extracted from security camera videos recorded during a recent break-in at a downtown Rochester hotel.
Motorist Fleeing Police Killed in Crash
The State Patrol has released the name of the man who was killed in a crash following a high-speed chase in the Twin Cities on Friday.