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.
State Patrol Investigating Two Alcohol Related Fatal Crashes
One involved a collision between two Harley Davidson motorcycles.
Rochester Armed Robber Sent to Prison
A Rochester man has been sentenced to 6 ½ years in prison for participating in two armed robberies in the city last December.
Ready or Not – It’s an Epic Weekend at the Mayo Clinic
This is the weekend the Mayo Clinic has chosen to activate one of the most ambitious upgrades in the storied history of the world-famous medical institution.
Rochester Apartment Fire Displaces Four People
The Red Cross is assisting two adults and two children following a fire Friday afternoon at a four-plex in Rochester.
The Naming of Rochester’s Next Police Chief Will Have to Wait
Rochester Mayor Ardell Brede could extend a job offer to one of the three finalists for Rochester Police later today, but it may be days or even weeks before there is an official announcement.
This Man Wanted as ‘Person of Interest’ in Rochester Shooting
The Rochester Police Department is requesting the public’s assistance in identifying and locating a “person of interest” wanted in connection with the investigation into a recent shooting.
Florida Judge Orders Blooming Prairie Woman Held Without Bond
Lois Riess was the subject of a brief court appearance today in Lee County Florida
St. Marys Hospital Water Deemed Safe
Operations at the St. Marys Hospital campus in Rochester are returning to normal, at least as far as the water supply is concerned.
Guilty Pleas Entered in Oronoco and Dodge Center Sex Abuse Cases
An Owatonna man today entered guilty pleas to child sex abuse charges in both Dodge and Olmsted Counties.
Evidence Suggest Lois Riess Attempted to Hide Florida Crime Scene
Court documents filed by prosecutors in southern Florida have revealed some more details concerning the charges filed against the 56-year-old Blooming Prairie woman who was the subject of a nationwide manhunt earlier this month.