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.
Optimistic Report on Minnesota Job Growth
After declining for the past five straight months, there was a modest rise last month in a respected measure of potential growth for Minnesota’s economy.
Olmsted County’s Most Wanted
Check out the latest list of Olmsted County's Most Wanted.
Lawsuit Filed on Behalf of Injured McNeilus Workers
A product liability personal injury lawsuit was filed Tuesday in federal court on behalf of five workers who suffered serious injuries in an explosion at the McNeilus Truck and Manufacturing Plant in Dodge Center last winter.
Thanksgiving Was Busy for DUI Enforcers
Law enforcement agencies throughout Minnesota reported making almost 500 drunk driving arrests during the Thanksgiving holiday travel period.
(UPDATE) Rochester Police Contacted by Man Sought in Rape Case
The Rochester Police Department has identified a “person of interest” in a sexual assault case.
Rochester Police Chief Shares ‘Stupid Criminal’ Story
Rochester Police Chief Roger Peterson was asked to describe one of the funniest situations he has encountered during his long law enforcement career.
Holiday Tragedy Near Mankato
The Minnesota State Patrol has released a report on a fatal traffic crash that occurred near Mankato Wednesday evening.
Train – Pickup Collision Injures Albert Lea Man
A young man from Albert Lea was airlifted to Rochester for treatment at St. Mary’s Hospital after his pickup collided with a Union Pacific freight train Thursday afternoon.
Minnesota Has Two New Millionaires
Two Minnesotans have stepped forward to claim one million-dollar Powerball prizes.
CWD Infected Deer Found on Winona County Farm
State officials say routine sampling has led to the discovery of a deer infected with Chronic Wasting Disease in Winona County.