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.
Mayo Clinic Exceeds Goal in Historic Fundraising Campaign
A seven-year fundraising campaign by the Mayo Clinic has been shut down a year earlier with the donation total 25-percent above the $3 billion goal.
Minneapolis 911 Dispatcher Killed in Alcohol-Related Crash
The State Patrol says alcohol was a factor in a crash in the Twin Cities Saturday evening that claimed the life of an Anoka County woman.
Rochester Storage Business Damaged by Fire
The damage from a fire at a storage unit complex in Rochester has been estimated at around $50,000.
Rochester Shocked by Brom Murders – 30 Years Ago Today
It was on this date, 30-years ago, Lourdes High School student David Brom murdered his family with an axe.
Critical Injury Crash on Snow Covered I-35 Near Albert Lea
Slick conditions from the snow that fell across the region this morning apparently contributed to a multi-vehicle crash near Albert Lea that critically injured two women.
Deadly Crash Results in Misdemeanor Conviction for Owatonna Man
An Owatonna man has pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor traffic offense for causing a deadly crash in St. Cloud last year.
Twin Cities Teenager Killed Crossing Highway
A Twin Cities teenager died last night after he was struck by two vehicles.
Teenager Taken to Hospital After Crash With School Bus Near Chatfield
A 16-year-old girl was transported to St. Marys Hospital following a traffic crash involving a school bus this afternoon.
Finalists Named for RCTC President Position
Minnesota State today released the names of the 3 finalists for the job of president of Rochester Community and Technical College.
Tax on Painkillers Would Fund Minnesota Addiction Programs
Governor Mark Dayton today rolled out a plan to have drug manufacturers pay for programs aimed at combating the growing opioid addiction and overdose epidemic in Minnesota.