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 Face Transplant Patient Meets Donor’s Widow and Son
The Mayo Clinic recently hosted an emotional meeting that was requested by one of Mayo’s more famous patients.
Rochester Hit by Major Power Outage (UPDATE)
A blown lightning arrestor is being blamed for a large power outage in Rochester.
Peak Time for Deer Crashes in Minnesota is Here
The State Department of Transportation is reminding Minnesota motorists that November is the peak time for deer-vehicle crashes in Minnesota.
Minnesota National Guard Team Deployed to Puerto Rico
A medical evacuation team from the Minnesota National Guard is expected to depart soon for Puerto Rico.
A Gopher Football Blast From the Past
Longtime KROC-AM Broadcaster Bernie Lusk, known as "the Voice of Rochester" for many decades, provided Rochester football fans with play by play coverage of Gopher football games through the 1960's and 1970's.
Minnesota’s REAL ID Deadline Extended Until Next October
Minnesotans with air travel plans next year have received some good news from the federal Department of Homeland Security.
Olmsted County Considers $50 Fine for Putting Garbage Can Out Early
The Olmsted County Board is scheduled to hold a public hearing this afternoon on some proposed changes to the County’s Solid Waste Ordinance that would apply administrative fines to violations of provisions of the ordinance.
(Updated) List of Stations Affected by Gas Mixed With Diesel Released
Magellan Midstream LLC issued an update this afternoon concerning deliveries of gasoline containing a small percentage of diesel fuel to retailers throughout the greater Rochester area on Friday and Saturday.
The Birds Were Scarce for Pheasant Opener [VIDEO]
Governor Mark Dayton hunting party was skunked during Saturday’s 2017 Governor’s Pheasant Hunting Season Opener in southwestern Minnesota.
Minnesota Native Critically Wounded in Las Vegas Shooting
A former Twin Cities man was among the hundreds of people wounded last night when a gunman opened fire on thousands of people attending an outdoor concert in Las Vegas.