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.
Young Child Killed in Zumbrota Swing Set Accident
There has been another deadly accident involving a swing set in southern Minnesota.
Downtown Construction Chaos to Worsen Tuesday
The Rochester Public Works Department says the most disruptive project, the total reconstruction of 4th Street SW, is scheduled to enter a new phase on Tuesday.
(UPDATED) Bomb Squad Gives All-Clear in Eyota
The St. Paul Bomb Squad was dispatched to Eyota today after a Rochester Police Department K9 officer alerted for the scent of explosives while checking out a car.
Zumbrota Campground Now Linked to Over 70 Illnesses
The Minnesota Department of Health has now identified at least 72 people who have become ill from a parasitic infection associated with an area campground.
Highway 52 Repaving Project in Fillmore County is Finished
One of the many road construction projects taking place this summer in southeastern Minnesota has been completed.
Smoke From Wildfires Blowing Into Minnesota
An air quality alert has been issued for portions of Minnesota due to smoke from Canadian wildfires.
Health Department Links Zumbrota Campground to Illness Outbreak
The Minnesota Department of Health wants to hear from anyone who visited a popular campground near Zumbrota last month.
Legionnaire’s Disease Identified at Albert Lea Facility
The Minnesota Department of Health and public health officials in Freeborn County are investigating two cases of Legionnaires’ disease involving residents of a long-term care facility in Albert Lea.
Body of Young Drowning Victim Recovered From Dodge County Pond
The Dodge County Sheriff’s Department is investigating the apparent drowning death of a young child.
Three People Killed in Crash Near Red Wing
The Minnesota State Patrol is assisting the Goodhue County Sheriff’s Department with the investigation into a multiple fatality traffic near the Treasure Island Casino north of Red Wing on Saturday.