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.
Two Injured in Crash on Highway 52 Near St. Marys Hospital
Two people were taken to St. Marys Hospital following a two-vehicle crash this morning in Rochester.
Rochester School Board Facing Unexpected Need for Spending Cuts
The Rochester School Board is being that it will need to approve some budget cuts later this year.
Rochester Robbery Victim Listed in Critical but Stable Condition
Rochester Police say the injuries suffered by the robbery victim were far more serious than originally thought and he required emergency surgery to relieve pressure on his brain.
Mayo’s CEO Decides to Call it Quits
Mayo Clinic President and CEO John Noseworthy has announced his retirement plans.
Strong Start for 2018 Construction Activity in Rochester
Despite the bitter cold, construction activity in Rochester remained strong in the first month of the new year.
Third Candidate Launches Campaign for Rochester Mayor
A third candidate has announced plans to campaign to become the next mayor of Rochester.
Mayo Clinic Exceeds Goal in Historic Fundraising Campaign
A seven-year fundraising campaign by the Mayo Clinic has been shut down a year earlier with the donation total 25-percent above the $3 billion goal.
Minneapolis 911 Dispatcher Killed in Alcohol-Related Crash
The State Patrol says alcohol was a factor in a crash in the Twin Cities Saturday evening that claimed the life of an Anoka County woman.
Rochester Storage Business Damaged by Fire
The damage from a fire at a storage unit complex in Rochester has been estimated at around $50,000.
Apparent Murder-Suicide near Mankato
The Blue Earth County Sheriff’s Department is investigating the deaths of a married couple as an apparent murder-suicide.