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 Hit by Major Power Outage (UPDATE)
A blown lightning arrestor is being blamed for a large power outage in Rochester.
Olmsted County Considers $50 Fine for Putting Garbage Can Out Early
The Olmsted County Board is scheduled to hold a public hearing this afternoon on some proposed changes to the County’s Solid Waste Ordinance that would apply administrative fines to violations of provisions of the ordinance.
Gofundme Page Created For Family of Slain Rochester Infant
A ‘gofundme” page has been created to assist the family of the prematurely born baby who died Sunday after being born via an emergency C-section following an alleged assault on her mother last week.
Concerned Parents: Rochester Police Want to Help You Talk To Kids About Sexual Abuse
The Rochester Police Department is organizing a public informational meeting next week assist the parents of Sunset Terrace Elementary School students and other community members with concerns about an ongoing sexual abuse investigation.
(UPDATED) Rochester Shooting Suspect Identified
Rochester Police say a 23-year-old man was last reported in critical condition at St. Mary's Hospital after undergoing surgery for a gunshot wound to his abdomen.
Watch the Rochester Honkers Fireworks Finale
Mayo Field in Rochester was the place to be Saturday night for anyone who considers themselves a fan of fireworks displays.
Deadly Car-Truck Crash Near Zumbrota (UPDATED)
Hader, MN (KROC-AM News) -One one person was killed in a car-semi crash on Highway 52 in Goodhue County Friday evening.
UPDATE – Couple Fled Scene After Causing Rochester Truck Crash
Rochester, MN (KROC-AM News) - It appears some sort of domestic dispute led to today’s crash that shut down a busy stretch of Highway 52 in Rochester for several hours.
Mille Lacs Walleye Fishing Ban Extended
St. Paul, MN (KROC-AM News) - Resort owners along Mille Lacs Lake received some disappointing news today.
Strong Storms Down Trees and Produce Street Flooding
Rochester, MN (KROC-AM News) - Significant street flooding and downed trees were reported in the Rochester area after a line of very strong storms hit the region Wednesday afternoon.