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.
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.
Gophers Crack Top 25 in AP and USA Today Polls
Minneapolis (Gophersports.com) - For the first time since 2013, the Minnesota men's basketball team was voted among the nation's top 25 teams.
Fleck Introduced as Gopher Football Coach
Minneapolis, MN (Gophersports.com) - University of Minnesota Athletics Director Mark Coyle announced today that P.J. (Philip John) Fleck has been named head football coach at the University of Minnesota.
Rod Carew Transplant Surgery Was Successful
Los Angeles, CA (KROC-AM News) - The Minnesota Twins issued a statement Friday that indicates Rod Carew is resting comfortably after undergoing a 13 hour long heart and kidney transplant operation at the Cedar Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.
Gophers Win Matinee Contest in Women’s Hoops
Minneapolis, MN (Gophersports.com) - Jessie Edwards scored a career-high 29 points, including important baskets down the stretch, as the University of Minnesota women's basketball team beat Belmont 75-74 in Minneapolis.
DNR Announces CWD Response Plan
Preston, MN (KROC-AM News) - A special late season deer hunt and a five county ban on deer feeding are among the steps being taken by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources in response to the discovery of two deer with Chronic Wasting Disease in Fillmore County.
Leech Lake Has Zebra Mussels
Walker, MN (KROC-AM News) - The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources says it appears the zebra mussel has invaded another major Minnesota Lake.
Gopher Player Wins Weekly Big Ten Honor
MINNEAPOLIS (GopherSports.com) – Gopher Hockey sophomore forward Tyler Sheehy has been named the Big Ten Second Star of the Week following Minnesota’s conference split with nationally ranked Ohio State at Mariucci Arena.
Lourdes Fan Bus and State Tournament Tickets Available
Rochester, MN (KROC-AM News) - Lourdes High School is organizing fan buses to this weekend’s State High School Football Tournament playoff game at US Bank Stadium.