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.
Rochester Bio-Tech Firm Expanding at IBM Complex
A biotech company founded by a Mayo Clinic researcher has announced plans to establish a research and manufacturing facility on the IBM campus in northwest Rochester.
Byron Woman Killed in Highway 14 Crash
A Byron woman was killed in a two-vehicle crash this afternoon just west of Rochester.
Classes Disrupted by Bomb Threat at Rochester High School
Rochester Police are working to identify the source of a bomb threat that kept students at a local high school out of their classrooms for a couple hours this morning.
Governor to Visit Rochester Elementary School
Governor Mark Dayton is making a big push for an emergency education funding package in the final weeks of the 2018 session of the Minnesota Legislature.
Minnesota Has 10 Cases of E. Coli Illness From Romaine Lettuce
The Minnesota Department of Health is reporting that ten illnesses in the state have been linked to the nationwide E. coli outbreak associated with romaine lettuce.
Winona Fire Victim Identified
Winona authorities have identified the victim of a weekend fire.
Fatal Fire in Winona
The body of a woman was found in a rental home early Sunday.
Motorcycle Crash on Highway 52 Injures Faribault Woman
The State Patrol says a Faribault woman lost control while merging onto the highway Sunday afternoon.
Two Rochester Area Road Projects Begin This Week
Motorists in the Rochester are being advised that two significant road construction projects are scheduled to begin on Monday.
Two Hurt in Motorcycle – Car Crash in Hayfield
The driver and passenger of a motorcycle were transported to St. Marys Hospital Saturday following a crash in Hayfield.