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.
Gophers Advance at Big Ten Softball Tourney
Ann Arbor, MI (KROC-AM News) - The second ranked Minnesota Gophers opened play in the Big Ten Softball tournament at Ann Arbor, Michigan today with a 5-1 win over Northwestern.
Rochester School Athletic/Activity Fees Are Going Up
Rochester, MN (KROC-AM News) - Parents with students participating in sports or other Rochester school district extracurricular activities will be shelling out more this fall.
The Call Has Gone out for Thousands of Super Bowl Volunteers
Minneapolis, MN (KROC-AM News) - The Minnesota Super Bowl Host Commission is now accepting applications from people willing to to serve as volunteer ambassadors next year when the Twin Cities hosts the big-game at US Bank Stadium in Minneapolis.
Two Minnesotans Are Hobey Baker Finalists
St. Paul, MN (KROC-AM News) - Two college hockey players from Minnesota are among the top 10 finalists for this year’s Hobey Baker Memorial Award.
Gophers Are the 5th Seed in the South Region
Rosemount, IL (KROC-AM-News) - The Minnesota Gophers are among the seven Big Ten teams that have won slots in the upcoming NCAA men’s basketball tournament.
Lourdes Hires First Girl’s Hockey Coach
Rochester, MN (KROC-AM News) - The new Lourdes High School Girl’s Hockey program now has a coaching staff.
U of M Homecoming is Going Gender Neutral
Minneapolis, MN (KROC-AM News) - It appears the current University of Minnesota Homecoming King and Queen will be the last.
Rochester Initiative Awarded Super Bowl-Related Grant
Rochester, MN (KROC-AM News) - Olmsted County Public Health Services and the Rochester Parks and Recreation Department have been awarded a $52,000 grant to create what is being called “The Go! Play! Explore! mobile playground.”
No Public Health Risk Posed by Rochester College Student’s Death
Mankato, MN (KROC-AM News) - It’s still not known what caused the unexpected death of a college student from Rochester, but state health officials issued a statement Wednesday evening indicating there is no risk to the general public or those who had close contact with Adam Ellingson.
Gopher Goalie Wins Big Ten Honor
MINNEAPOLIS (GopherSports.com) – For the second time this month, Gopher Hockey sophomore Eric Schierhorn has earned Big Ten weekly accolades after picking up Big Ten Third Star of the Week honors on Tuesday.