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.
Minnesota Chronic Care Costs Rising Fast
A new study predicts Minnesota will experience rapidly rising costs associated with caring for people with chronic diseases.
Rochester Man Sentenced for Child Abuse
A Rochester man convicted of physically abusing his infant twin children is being given a chance to avoid prison.
Optimistic Report on Minnesota Job Growth
After declining for the past five straight months, there was a modest rise last month in a respected measure of potential growth for Minnesota’s economy.
Rochester Area October Jobless Rate is Lowest Since 1999
The unemployment rate in the Rochester area last month fell to a level that has not been seen in almost 18 years.
Imprisoned Stewartville Man Admits to Rochester Home Invasion
A Stewartville man serving a prison sentence stemming from a fatal drug overdose has admitted to a first-degree burglary charge for his involvement in a violent home invasion in Rochester.
Olmsted County’s Most Wanted
Check out the latest list of Olmsted County's Most Wanted.
Lawsuit Filed on Behalf of Injured McNeilus Workers
A product liability personal injury lawsuit was filed Tuesday in federal court on behalf of five workers who suffered serious injuries in an explosion at the McNeilus Truck and Manufacturing Plant in Dodge Center last winter.
Thanksgiving Was Busy for DUI Enforcers
Law enforcement agencies throughout Minnesota reported making almost 500 drunk driving arrests during the Thanksgiving holiday travel period.
Minnesota 3Q Exports Up 11%
The growth in exports from Minnesota outpaced the nation as a whole during the third quarter of this year.
(UPDATE) Rochester Police Contacted by Man Sought in Rape Case
The Rochester Police Department has identified a “person of interest” in a sexual assault case.