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.
JFK Assassination Anniversary – Check Out Historic KROC AM Interview
Today marks another anniversary of a seminal moment in U.S. history. 54 years ago President John F. Kennedy was assassinated while riding in the infamous Lincoln Continental Presidential limousine during the fateful motorcade through downtown Dallas, Texas.
Stewartville Lunch Program Criticized by State Education Commish
The Minnesota Education Commissioner did not specifically name the Stewartville School District, but Brenda Cassellius issued a statement today that is highly critical of school districts that have adopted policies that result in the dumping of the meal trays of students with unpaid account balances…
Home Prices Continue to Rise Region-wide
A monthly report on southeastern Minnesota’s real estate marketplace shows home prices continued to rise at a steady clip last month.
State Patrol Reports Two Injury Crashes in SE Minnesota
The Minnesota State Patrol responded to a couple injury crashes in the region yesterday and early today.
Minnesota Jobless Rate is Lowest Since October 2000
The latest jobs report from the state shows Minnesota’s economy experienced a net loss of about 4500 jobs in October, but the state seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell to the lowest level in 17 years.
Minnesota Senator Apologizes for Past Sexual Misconduct
Minnesota Senator Al Franken says he supports an ethics investigation of his own behavior after a Los Angeles radio personality went public with allegations of sexual misconduct 12 years ago.
Houston County K9 Struck and Killed by Vehicle
The Houston County Sheriff’s Department has lost its K9 officer.
Lewiston Man Admits to Girlfriend’s Murder
The plea agreement reached with Kyle Allers resulted in the dismissal of a first-degree murder indictment.
Preliminary Tests ID 7 CWD Infected Deer Near Preston
Preliminary test suggest chronic wasting disease could be spreading in southeastern Minnesota.
October Minnesota Tax Collections Beat the Forecast
The latest revenue report from the Minnesota Office of Management and Budget shows the state took in about $1.7 billion in October.