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.
State Patrol IDs Houston County Crash Victim
A traffic crash yesterday involving some farm equipment in Houston County has claimed the life of a Caledonia man.
Gofundme Page Created For Family of Slain Rochester Infant
A ‘gofundme” page has been created to assist the family of the prematurely born baby who died Sunday after being born via an emergency C-section following an alleged assault on her mother last week.
Concerned Parents: Rochester Police Want to Help You Talk To Kids About Sexual Abuse
The Rochester Police Department is organizing a public informational meeting next week assist the parents of Sunset Terrace Elementary School students and other community members with concerns about an ongoing sexual abuse investigation.
Minnesota State Patrol Rescue Captured on Video
A Minnesota State Patrol helicopter was used to rescue a hunter from a heavily wooded area in Pine County this week.
Shakopee H.S. Students Killed & Critically Injured in Crash
The Scott County Sheriff’s Department has released some additional information concerning Thursday’s tragic incident near Shakopee.
Governor Dayton Responds to Mayo Dispute With Albert Lea
Governor Mark Dayton today weighed in on the controversy over the Mayo Clinic’s move to consolidate some key services offered at the Mayo Clinic Health System hospitals in Albert Lea and Austin.
Zumbrota Area Saw Four Crashes on Friday
Highway 52 in the Zumbrota area was especially dangerous on Friday.
Minnesota Job Growth Strong – Unemployment Steady
Minnesota’s economy produced a net gain of around 7700 jobs last month, but there was no change in the state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate.
(UPDATED) Rochester Shooting Suspect Identified
Rochester Police say a 23-year-old man was last reported in critical condition at St. Mary's Hospital after undergoing surgery for a gunshot wound to his abdomen.
Investigators Fail to Find Source of Killer E. Coli
It appears we may never know the source of the toxin producing bacteria that claimed the life of a central Minnesota child last month.