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.
Funeral Today for Rochester’s First Lady
The funeral for Rochester’s First Lady is taking take place this morning.
It’s Your Chance Complain About Rochester’s Property Tax
The Rochester City Council will hold its annual “Truth in Taxation” hearing on the city’s proposed 2019 budget and property tax levy this evening.
No Parking on Downtown Rochester Streets Overnight
Downtown Rochester will be a no-parking zone overnight.
Medical Emergency Leads to Discovery of Fire in Rochester Home
Rochester firefighters happened upon a residential fire while responding to a medical call early today.
More Snow Forecast For Rochester Area
The first significant snowstorm of the season dropped around 4 or more inches of snowfall on the Rochester area, as of late Saturday night, while areas to the west have seen about a half foot of wet snow since the weather system moved into the region Saturday morning.
Numerous Crashes and Spin Outs Already Reported in SE Minnesota
The first major snowstorm of the season for southeastern Minnesota is causing travel headaches in southeastern Minnesota, where National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning through noon on Sunday.
Almost a Dozen New CWD Cases Found Near Preston
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is planning two special hunts next month followed by deer culling efforts in January after Chronic Wasting Disease was discovered in 11 more deer harvested by hunters in Fillmore County this fall.
Open House Meeting Today on Major Rochester Road Project
An Open House style meeting will take place this afternoon in Rochester to provide citizens with information and an opportunity to discuss the still developing plans for the reconstruction of Olmsted County State Aid Highway 9 on the east edge of Rochester.
Day’s Inn Demolition Scheduled This Weekend
A nearly 100-year-old building in downtown Rochester has a date with a wrecking ball later this week.
Rochester School Board Set to Vote on Future Building Proposals
The Rochester School Board could vote tonight on recommendations of the school district’s Facilities Task Force.