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 Hotel Parking Fight Leads to Felony Assault Arrest
An Austin man was arrested early Sunday on a number of charges, including second-degree assault with a dangerous weapon after a fight in outside a Rochester hotel.
Rochester Man Robbed While Helping Friend Move
The robbery occurred around 2 a.m. Monday outside an apartment near Soldier's Field Park.
Alcohol and Slick Conditions Noted in Report on Fatal Crash
The State Patrol says the victim and the driver were ejected during the crash.
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.
State Patrol Investigating Alcohol Involved Fatal Crash
The State Patrol is indicating alcohol may have been a contributing factor in a traffic crash that claimed the life of a young woman Friday night.
Flu Activity Dropping Across Minnesota
Indicators tracked by state health officials suggest flu activity in Minnesota continued to decline last week.
Lewiston Man Sentenced for Killing Girlfriend
Kyle Allers went before a Winona County Judge today and learned his fate for the beating death of Tasha Hanson.
How Would Rochester Police Respond to a School Shooting?
Rochester Police Chief Roger Peterson explains how local law enforcement officers are trained to respond to a school shooting or other mass shooting event.
Red Wing and Triton Schools Dealing With Threats
Two area schools are dealing with threats of violence made by students.
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.