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.
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.
State Patrol Investigating Fatal Hit and Run
The Minnesota State Patrol has issued a request for the public's help in identifying and locating the suspect in a deadly hit and run.
Steamy Weather Expected to Fuel Strong Storms in Rochester Area
Heat index readings close to 115-degrees were reported this afternoon in parts of southeastern Minnesota as the region endured an afternoon of scorching heat.
Young Boy Was Victim of Weekend Drowning Near Austin
The investigation is still open, but the Mower County Sheriff’s Department says it appears a young boy from the Albert Lea area who died at a rural property near Lyle last weekend was the victim of an accidental drowning.
40 Years Since Devastating Flood Changed Rochester Forever
July 5th will mark the 40th anniversary of a seminal moment in the history of Rochester, Minnesota.
Teenage Driver Hurt in Car-Deer Crash Near Austin
A teenage boy was injured early Sunday when his car collided with a deer on I-90.
Man With Gun Killed by Minneapolis Police
The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Investigation was called Saturday to investigate a deadly police-involved shooting in Minneapolis.
Possible Hate Crime at Rochester Mosque
The Minnesota Chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations is asking local, state and federal authorities to investigate an incident involving a mosque in downtown Rochester.
Seneca Preparing to Shutdown Rochester Canning Operation
New York-based Seneca Foods says the canning operation in Rochester will be shutting down for good after the coming season.
Ballistic Testing Delays Charges Against Lois Riess in Minnesota
Dodge County Authorities are getting closer to filing charges against Lois Riess for the shooting death of her husband.