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.
Downtown Construction Chaos to Worsen Tuesday
The Rochester Public Works Department says the most disruptive project, the total reconstruction of 4th Street SW, is scheduled to enter a new phase on Tuesday.
Rochester City Council May Save Free Evening & Weekend Parking
The Rochester City Council is scheduled to continue discussions concerning higher parking fees during Monday’s Committee of the Whole meeting.
Winona Man Injured in Car-Pickup Crash
A Winona man was injured in a collision involving a pickup truck and a car near Winona late Saturday afternoon.
Garage Fire in Rochester’s Elton Hills Neighborhood
The Rochester Fire Department responded to a garage fire at a home a few blocks east of John Adams Middle School Saturday night.
Rochester Home Prices up 7.7-Percent in One Year
Despite concerns about affordability, with housing prices rising much faster than wages, the demand continues to outstrip the supply of existing homes for sale across southeastern Minnesota.
(UPDATED) Bomb Squad Gives All-Clear in Eyota
The St. Paul Bomb Squad was dispatched to Eyota today after a Rochester Police Department K9 officer alerted for the scent of explosives while checking out a car.
Zumbrota Campground Now Linked to Over 70 Illnesses
The Minnesota Department of Health has now identified at least 72 people who have become ill from a parasitic infection associated with an area campground.
Rifle Allegedly Brandished During Rochester Domestic Incident
A Rochester man is expected to face felony assault and terroristic threats charge for allegedly brandishing a rifle during a domestic incident early today.
Something Apparently Interrupted Rochester Burglary
A Rochester woman woke up Thursday morning and made some very disturbing discoveries in her home.
Rochester Man Killed in Dodge County Motorcycle Crash
The Dodge County Sheriff’s Department has released information about a motorcycle crash that claimed the life of a Rochester man Wednesday evening.