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.
Police Seek Help in Finding Missing Austin Teenager
The Austin Police Department is requesting assistance from the public in locating a teenage girl who has been missing since Friday.
Almost a Dozen New CWD Cases Found Near Preston
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is planning two special hunts next month followed by deer culling efforts in January after Chronic Wasting Disease was discovered in 11 more deer harvested by hunters in Fillmore County this fall.
Fugitive Warrant Issued for Convicted Murderer
The Minnesota Department of Corrections has issued a fugitive warrant for a northwestern Minnesota man who was served about 18 years in prison after he pleaded guilty to second-degree murder.
Kim Norton Elected Mayor and Other Rochester Election Results
Former State Representative Kim Norton easily won the election to succeed Rochester Mayor Ardell Brede next year
Crash in Houston County Results in Life Threatening Injuries
The State Patrol says a 28-year-old woman was critically injured in a crash this afternoon in Houston County.
Flags Lowered in Minnesota to Honor Pittsburgh Shooting Victims
Governor Mark Dayton has ordered all U.S. and state flags to be flown at half-staff at government facilities throughout Minnesota.
Hy-Vee Recalling Six Meat and Potato Products
Hy-Vee today announced a voluntary recall of a half-dozen meat and potato products due to possible contamination by the bacteria that causes listeria and salmonella.
(UPDATED) Fatal Crash Reported Just South of Rushford
The State Patrol is investigating a fatal traffic crash that occurred Sunday morning in Fillmore County.
Stewartville Man Pleads Guilty in Sex Abuse Case
A little over a week after a judge ruled he was competent to stand trial, a former Stewartville man avoided going to trial by entering into a plea agreement in a child sex abuse case.
Rent Increases Spark Protest at Rochester Apartment Complex
A local social-justice advocacy group staged a protest Saturday outside an apartment complex in northwest Rochester.