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.
Brand New Record Established For Catch and Release in Minnesota
A central woman now has the distinction of holding the new state record for a northern pike in the catch and release category.
Minnesota Expands CWD Testing for Deer Opener
State officials say testing for Chronic Wasting Disease will be mandatory for hunters on the opening weekend of the firearm deer season in southeastern, central and north-central Minnesota.
Hy-Vee Recalling Six Meat and Potato Products
Hy-Vee today announced a voluntary recall of a half-dozen meat and potato products due to possible contamination by the bacteria that causes listeria and salmonella.
(UPDATED) Fatal Crash Reported Just South of Rushford
The State Patrol is investigating a fatal traffic crash that occurred Sunday morning in Fillmore County.
Stewartville Man Pleads Guilty in Sex Abuse Case
A little over a week after a judge ruled he was competent to stand trial, a former Stewartville man avoided going to trial by entering into a plea agreement in a child sex abuse case.
Rent Increases Spark Protest at Rochester Apartment Complex
A local social-justice advocacy group staged a protest Saturday outside an apartment complex in northwest Rochester.
Man Killed by Hastings Police Was Former Rochester Man
A family member has identified the man shot by a Hastings Police Officer Monday night as a former Rochester man.
Arrest Made for Rochester Area Construction Site Burglaries
A Rochester man has been arrested and the Olmsted County Sheriff’s Department is reporting the recovery of many thousands of dollars worth of stolen construction equipment.
Rochester Murder Suspects Due in Court Monday
Two of the three suspects in the murder of a Rochester man are due to be arraigned Monday in Olmsted County Court.
(UPDATED) BCA Alert For Missing Mower County Children
Authorities in Mower County have requested the public’s assistance in locating three missing children.