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 Restaurant Accused of Mistreating Muslim Family
A Rochester restaurant is the target of a complaint by the Minnesota Chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations.
Rural Rochester Lawn Tractor Crash Victim ID’d
The Olmsted County Sheriff’s Department has released the name of the rural Rochester man who died last night in a traffic crash near the southeast edge of Rochester.
Traffic Stoppages Planned Tonight on Highway 14 in Owatonna
Motorists are being told to expect some delays caused by brief traffic stoppages on Highway 14 in Owatonna tonight.
Rochester Police Fourth in State For Property Forfeitures
An annual report on criminal forfeitures in Minnesota shows the Rochester Police Department is among the most active law enforcement agencies in the state for property seizures in connection with criminal investigations.
Car Sought in Cannon Falls Home Invasion Case
The Goodhue County Sheriff’s Department has released a photo of a car that investigators believe may have been used in a recent home invasion at a rural Cannon Falls residence.
Rochester Voters Could Be Asked to Approve New Schools Next Fall
A new Rochester School District task force is scheduled to begin meeting later this month to lay the groundwork for what could be a school bond referendum next year.
Wounded Kasson Police Officer Remains in Critical Condition
Dodge County officials have released the name of the Kasson Police Officer who was severely wounded in an apparent suicide attempt.
Discovery Square Signs Up UMR as Anchor Tenant
The developer behind the Discovery Square project in downtown Rochester has signed up another major tenant.
Florida Grand Jury Indicts Lois Riess
The Lee County Grand Jury has returned a first-degree murder indictment against Lois Riess.
Seven Candidates File for Rochester Mayor
Rochester voters will face a busy primary ballot in August.