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.
Dozens of Minnesota Schools Report Flu Outbreaks
Statistics indicate the flu spread fairly quickly in Minnesota schools returned to class after the winter break.
Minnesota Jobless Rate is Lowest Since July 2000
A job gain of almost 9000 positions dropped Minnesota's unemployment rate to a level that hasn't been seen in 210 months.
Crash on Highway 52 Involved Two Pickups and a Semi
Two of the three drivers involved in a crash on Highway 52 in Goodhue County this morning were transported from the scene by ambulance with non-life threatening injuries.
2017 Was Record Year for Construction in Rochester
The DMC initiative helped pushed construction in Rochester to a record high last year.
Update on Truck Crash Into Lyle School
The State Patrol has released some additional information about this morning’s crash of a semi-truck into a southeastern Minnesota school.
Snow and Blowing Snow Blamed for 2 Fatal Crashes in Minnesota
The snow that began falling Sunday and gusty Northwest winds created dangerous travel conditions across much of Minnesota on Monday.
2018 Rochester Eagles Telethon Raises Over $900K
The total is sure to go higher, but when the 2018 Rochester Eagles Cancer Telethon signed off the air Sunday afternoon the marathon broadcast on KTTC-TV had brought in almost $900,800 for cancer research.
Traffic Crash Leads to Fatal Shooting in Rochester
Rochester Police a 17-year-old boy was shot to death during a confrontation that followed a traffic crash Sunday morning.
Minnesota Health Executive Faces Embezzlement Charges
The criminal complaint filed against a former executive for a Twin Cities healthcare provider alleges he embezzled almost $270,000 from Allina Health, but prosecutors suspect the actual amount stolen was much higher.
Pickup Crash Near Austin Sends Man to St. Marys
An early morning traffic crash near Austin sent a Mason City Iowa man to St. Mary’s hospital for treatment.