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.
MN Graduation Rate Hits Record High – Rochester Rate is Higher
The Rochester School District graduation rate last year was almost 86-percent, which remained above the state rate which hit a record high.
Rochester Man Deemed Incompetent in Owatonna Stabbing Case
A judge in Steele County has ruled a Rochester man is incompetent to stand trial.
Home Prices Continue to Climb in Rochester and Region
Sellers continue to hold the upper-hand in the region’s real estate marketplace.
Major Flu Indicators Trending Lower in Minnesota
Some potentially good news can be found in the weekly update on influenza activity from the Minnesota Department of Health.
Rochester Tax Preparer Faces Dozens of Federal Charges
A federal grand jury has returned an indictment against a Rochester based tax return preparer.
Adverse Events Blamed for 3 Deaths at Mayo Hospitals in Rochester
The Minnesota Health Department's annual report on so-called Adverse Events shows the two Mayo Clinic hospitals in Rochester reported a total of 39 incidents between October 2016 and last October.
Cause of Rochester Storage Business Fire Undetermined
Investigators were not able to pinpoint the ignition source.
Critical Injury Crash Near Rochester Airport
A 70-year-old Hayfield man was airlifted to St. Marys Hospital with life-threatening injuries in a two-vehicle crash Wednesday afternoon
Reward Offered in GameStop Robbery Case
Rochester Police a reward offered by the owner of the video game business will lead to arrests.
Mayo Clinic Net Income Rose Nearly 50% in 2017
The Mayo Clinic saw its net operating income rise $232 million last year.