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.
Winter Storm Watch for Sunday and Monday
The National Weather Service has expanded a winter storm watch to include Rochester.
Armed Robber Caught After Rochester Area Holdup
An armed robbery suspect was captured Friday afternoon following an hour-long manhunt southeast of Rochester.
Dozens of Minnesota Schools Report Flu Outbreaks
Statistics indicate the flu spread fairly quickly in Minnesota schools returned to class after the winter break.
Minnesota Jobless Rate is Lowest Since July 2000
A job gain of almost 9000 positions dropped Minnesota's unemployment rate to a level that hasn't been seen in 210 months.
Rochester Salvation Army Exceeds Fundraising Goal
The Rochester Salvation’s budget for providing services in the community got a nice boost from the most recent Red Kettle fundraiser.
Update on Truck Crash Into Lyle School
The State Patrol has released some additional information about this morning’s crash of a semi-truck into a southeastern Minnesota school.
Snow and Blowing Snow Blamed for 2 Fatal Crashes in Minnesota
The snow that began falling Sunday and gusty Northwest winds created dangerous travel conditions across much of Minnesota on Monday.
2018 Rochester Eagles Telethon Raises Over $900K
The total is sure to go higher, but when the 2018 Rochester Eagles Cancer Telethon signed off the air Sunday afternoon the marathon broadcast on KTTC-TV had brought in almost $900,800 for cancer research.
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.
Rochester Man Hurt in Crash Along Lake Mille Lacs
A 25-year-old Rochester was among 5 people who suffered injuries in a two-vehicle collision.