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.
Seven Straight Weeks of Widespread Flu in Minnesota
The flu season rages on in Minnesota, where overall influenza activity has now been rated as “widespread” for seven straight weeks.
Red Wing Man Injured in Alcohol Involved Crash
A rollover crash in Goodhue County this morning sent a Red Wing man to St. Marys Hospital.
Another Bad Day Pushes DOW into Correction Territory
This week’s crazy ride on Wall Street continued Thursday as sell orders came flooding in and pushed the Dow Jones industrial average down by over 1000 points.
Slick Roads Contributed to Injury and Fatal Crashes in the Region
Slick conditions created by a thin coating of snow this morning contributed to several crashes in the Rochester area and a fatal crash on I-35 near Northfield.
U of M Names New Chancellor for UM-Rochester
The University of Minnesota-Rochester has a new chancellor and it’s a person already very familiar with the campus and the community.
Rochester Man With Long Criminal History Avoids Prison
A man described by local authorities as a career criminal is being given an opportunity to stay out of prison.
Guilty Plea in Red Wing Murder Case
On the day his murder trial was scheduled to begin, a Red Wing man cut a deal with prosecutors.
Carla Nelson Will Run in Republican Primary for Congress
Rochester State Senator Carla Nelson has announced she will place her name on the ballot for the August Republican primary for the First District Congressional seat.
Two Teenagers Killed in Crash near Minnesota-Iowa Border
It appears today’s snow contributed to a terrible tragedy on a highway near the Minnesota-Iowa border this morning.
Regina Mustafa Launches Campaign for Rochester Mayor
A Rochester woman, who briefly campaigned for the First District Congressional seat as a Democrat, has become one the first person to officially launch a campaign for Mayor of Rochester since Mayor Ardell Brede announced this would be his final term in office.