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.
Mayo Makes Large Donation to New Affordable Housing Coalition
A new coalition created to address the need for affordable housing needs has been given a multi-million dollar boost by the Mayo Clinic.
Minnesota’s Unemployment Rate Continues Dropping
Minnesota’s unemployment rate last month was down almost a full percentage point from a year ago at 3.1-percent.
Rochester Home Invasion Results in Jail Sentence
A Rochester man has been given a stayed prison sentence but was ordered to jail for six months for his involvement in a violent home invasion.
Minnesota’s Population Growth is Above Average
Minnesota’s population growth outpaced the national average during the past year, but it was nowhere near the fastest growing in the nation.
Stewartville Man Sentenced for Child Porn Conviction
Eric Saterdalen.went before an Olmsted County Judge Tuesday to be sentenced for multiple counts of possessing child porn.
Rochester Woman Arrested Following Violent Domestic Incident
A Rochester woman with a history of domestic violence was arrested late Friday night on suspicion of second-degree assault and other charges.
Rochester Drug Bust Results in Lockdown of Boys and Girls Club
The Boys and Girls Club in Rochester was briefly placed in a lockdown Friday afternoon while Rochester police were dealing with a criminal suspect just outside the building in southeast Rochester.
Residents of Rochester Apartment Complex Report Shooting
Rochester police are investigating a shooting that was reported Friday night at a northwest Rochester apartment complex.
Rochester’s 2018 Property Tax on Tonight’s Agenda
The Rochester Council is set to adopt the city’s 2017 budget and property tax levy.
Two Top Posts at Rochester City Hall Filled
Rochester’s new City Administrator has filled two key positions at City Hall.