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.
All of Minnesota Now Included in Air Quality Alert
The air quality alert for the western third of Minnesota has been expanded to cover the entire state.
(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.
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.
Fatal Rollover Near Dodge Center
The Minnesota State Patrol has released the name of the victim of a single-vehicle crash early Wednesday morning in Dodge County.
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.
Partial Human Remains Found Near Wabasha
The Wabasha County Sheriff’s Department is investigating the discovery of some human remains along the Mississippi River south of Wabasha
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.
Rochester City Council to Decide Fate of Fancy Treehouse
The fate of an elaborate multi-level treehouse built next to the alley behind a home in the Kutzky Park neighborhood could be decided by the Rochester City Council on Monday.