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.
Brrr – Rochester Area Sees First Sub-Zero Cold of the Season
The bitter cold air that arrived in the region overnight came within one degree of the record for the date and created the coldest conditions seen in Rochester in over 9-months.
Heavier Snow Band Developed West of Rochester
The heaviest snow from the season's first snow storm hit areas to the west of Rochester.
SE Minnesota Could See Six Inches of Snow
The National Weather Service is predicting the region’s first shovelable snow of the season will occur tonight.
Three Tragedies on Minnesota Roads on One Day
The Minnesota State Patrol responded to at least three fatal crashes in Minnesota on Thursday.
Number of Unemployed Minnesotans is Lowest Since Great Recession
The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for Minnesota was steady last month at 2.8-percent.
Byron Girl Hit by Vehicle After Exiting School Bus
A five-year-old girl was taken to St. Marys hospital yesterday after she got off her school bus and was struck by a vehicle in Byron.
Rochester Ranked as 3rd Most Innovative U.S. City
A recent report has ranked Rochester as the third most innovative city in the nation.
New State Revenue Report Points to Budget Surplus
Minnesota tax collections in October added to what is expected to be a budget surplus for the next state legislature.
School Construction Options Presented to Rochester School Board
The Rochester School Board will be presented this evening with the recommendations developed by a committee formed to study and come up with plans for addressing the Rochester School District’s space needs.
Suspected Hunting Accident Killed Retired Minnesota Police Chief
A former Northwestern Minnesota Police Chief was found dead from a gunshot wound over the weekend.