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.
Rochester Man is Now Competent to Face Attempted Murder Charge
A Rochester man’s mental state has apparently improved enough that a judge in Steele County has ruled he is now competent to stand trial on charges stemming from a near-fatal attack on his ex-girlfriend in Owatonna.
Adaptive Bike Stolen From Rochester Park and Rec Department
The Rochester Police Department is investigating the theft of an adaptive bike owned by the city’s Park and Recreation Department.
Assault and Robbery at Northwest Rochester Apartment Complex
A Rochester man called 911 early today after he was assaulted and robbed in the parking lot of a northwest apartment complex.
Young Boy and Nearly a Pound of Meth Found in Oronoco Home
A drug raid earlier this week in Oronoco led to the seizure of almost a pound of methamphetamine.
Snapchat Video Could Lead to Arson Charges in Rochester Case
A Snapchat video has resulted in a criminal investigation by the Rochester Police Department.
Rochester Man Arrested After Road Rage Incident Involving a Gun
A 22-year-old Rochester man was arrested on felony charges late last night following a road rage incident.
Body of Young Drowning Victim Recovered From Dodge County Pond
The Dodge County Sheriff’s Department is investigating the apparent drowning death of a young child.
New Judge Appointed For Olmsted County
Governor Mark Dayton today announced the appointment of a new judge for Olmsted County.
Gas Leak Prompts Evacuation in NW Rochester
Five homes in northwest Rochester were evacuated today after a contractor on a construction project struck an underground natural gas line.
Brothers Killed in Crash Lost Their Mother 2 Years Ago
The deaths of 2 young boys in a traffic crash last weekend in the Goodhue County was not the only tragedy to visit the family in recent years.