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 Police Investigating Fatal Shooting
Rochester Police are looking for a homicide suspect in northwest Rochester.
Popular Mazeppa Bar Wiped Out by Fire
No one was hurt, but a popular eatery and gathering place in Mazeppa was completely destroyed by a fire early Sunday morning.
Triton Student Arrested for Threats Against School
A Triton High School student was arrested late last night for making threatening statements earlier in the day.
Rochester Man Deemed Incompetent in Owatonna Stabbing Case
A judge in Steele County has ruled a Rochester man is incompetent to stand trial.
Critical Injury Crash on Snow Covered I-35 Near Albert Lea
Slick conditions from the snow that fell across the region this morning apparently contributed to a multi-vehicle crash near Albert Lea that critically injured two women.
Deadly Crash Results in Misdemeanor Conviction for Owatonna Man
An Owatonna man has pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor traffic offense for causing a deadly crash in St. Cloud last year.
Rochester Man Pleads Not Guilty to Murder
The Rochester man who claimed he was acting in self-defense when he shot and killed another motorist after a minor traffic crash last month has entered a not guilty plea.
Red Wing Man Injured in Alcohol Involved Crash
A rollover crash in Goodhue County this morning sent a Red Wing man to St. Marys Hospital.
Two Teenagers Killed in Crash near Minnesota-Iowa Border
It appears today’s snow contributed to a terrible tragedy on a highway near the Minnesota-Iowa border this morning.
Regina Mustafa Launches Campaign for Rochester Mayor
A Rochester woman, who briefly campaigned for the First District Congressional seat as a Democrat, has become one the first person to officially launch a campaign for Mayor of Rochester since Mayor Ardell Brede announced this would be his final term in office.