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.
Traffic Crash Leads to Fatal Shooting in Rochester
Rochester Police a 17-year-old boy was shot to death during a confrontation that followed a traffic crash Sunday morning.
Young Woman Shot at Party in SE Rochester
A number of "persons of interest" have been identified by Rochester Police.
Minnesota Health Executive Faces Embezzlement Charges
The criminal complaint filed against a former executive for a Twin Cities healthcare provider alleges he embezzled almost $270,000 from Allina Health, but prosecutors suspect the actual amount stolen was much higher.
Minnesota Child’s Death Blamed on the Flu
The Minnesota Department of Health is reporting the death of a child from flu-related complications.
Rochester Area Results From DUI Crackdown
A recent crackdown on drunk and impaired drivers resulted in dozens of arrests in the Rochester area.
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.
‘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.
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.