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.
Thursday Could be a Mess
The National Weather Service is advising people living in the Rochester area to keep a close eye on weather forecasts the next few days.
Governor Authorizes National Guard Deployment for Super Bowl
National Guard soldiers will be helping with security missions and traffic control in Minneapolis later this month.
Minnesota is 2nd Best State for Raising a Family
Minnesota has been ranked number 2 in a listing of the states considered the best for raising a family.
‘Mature Audience Only’ Meeting Hosted by Olmsted County Sheriff
A meeting hosted by the Olmsted County Sheriff’s Department in Stewartville this week is being billed as an “adults only” event.
Third Guilty Plea in Rochester Home Invasion Case
A third young man has worked out a plea agreement to settle charges stemming from a violent home invasion in Rochester last spring.
DMC Housing Project Wins State Clean Up Grant
The City of Rochester is getting some help from the state to clean up contamination at the site of a planned apartment building in downtown Rochester.
Rochester Couple Collects Major Scratch Off Prize
A Rochester man and his wife traveled to the State Lottery Headquarters in Roseville on Tuesday to collect a significant lottery prize.
Report Highlights Pricing Disparities in Minnesota HealthCare
The Minnesota Department of Health has issued a new report that puts the spotlight on the vast disparities in the prices charged by hospitals for common procedures.
Domestic Violence Incidents Send Eyota Man to Prison
He was arrested following a police chase near Mankato.
Mrs. Smith Goes to Washington
Former Minnesota Lieutenant Governor Tina Smith is now a U.S. Senator.