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.
Travel Conditions Worsening – Impossible in SW MN
Travel in southwestern Minnesota is nearly impossible today because of blizzard conditions.
Ugly Weekend Forecast Got Uglier
Travel conditions were already deteriorating Friday afternoon in western Minnesota, where a blizzard warning has been posted as Mother Nature delivers another sucker punch to winter-weary Minnesotans.
It Finally Hit 50!
Rochester residents were able to enjoy today what’s been a rare commodity this year; a spring-like day.
Mock Tornado Drills Planned Today Across Minnesota
Minnesotans are being encouraged to participate in the annual statewide tornado drills that will take place on Thursday as part of Severe Weather Awareness Week.
Study Finds Minnesotans Live Longer and Healthier
There may be some benefit to waiting well past the Spring equinox for the actual arrival of Spring weather.
Kasson Man Admits to Robbing Rochester Ice Cream Shop
A young man from Kasson is scheduled to be sentenced next month for robbing a Rochester ice cream shop.
Byron Man Caught Stealing Mail Avoids Prison
A Byron man will spend 5 years on probation for stealing mail, fleeing police and a felony drug conviction.
Mixed Results for Minnesota on National Report Card
The latest National Report Card is out and it shows Minnesota students continue to outperform their counterparts in almost all other states, but their scores in reading and math were statistically unchanged from the last round of testing 2 years ago and the so-called achievement gap in Minnesota rem…
Sure Sign of Spring – First River Tow Challenges Lake Pepin
If you’re among the many desperate Minnesotans searching for a sign of Spring, you’re in luck.
Kenyon Man Killed in Car-Truck Crash
The Minnesota State Patrol says a 61-year-old Kenyon man was killed in a car versus semi crash near Kenyon Tuesday morning.