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.
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.
Minnesota Experiences 3 More Child Flu Deaths
8 weeks of widespread flu activity has produced four pediatric flu deaths.
Injury Crash at Highway 52-14 Interchange in Rochester
A Rochester man was transported to St. Mary’s Hospital this afternoon following a two-vehicle crash at the interchange of Highways 52 and 14.
Tax on Painkillers Would Fund Minnesota Addiction Programs
Governor Mark Dayton today rolled out a plan to have drug manufacturers pay for programs aimed at combating the growing opioid addiction and overdose epidemic in Minnesota.
Rochester Man Admits to Child Pornography Charge
61-year-old Mark Bunce admitted to one felony count for possessing child pornography in a case that was started by a suspicious wife.
Over 1000 Took the Polar Plunge in Rochester (VIDEOS)
The water at Foster Arend Park was about 20-degrees warmer than the air for the over 1000 participants in the 2018 Rochester Polar Plunge.
Rochester City Council to Discuss Putting Students on City Buses
The possibility of using Rochester’s public transit system to transport thousands of middle and high school students to and from school is on the agenda for Monday’s meeting of the Rochester City Council Committee of the Whole Meeting.
Rochester Superintendent Considered for Position in Kansas City
A public school system in the Kansas City area has named Rochester Public Schools Superintendent Michael Munoz a finalist for its open superintendent position.
Minnesota Salmonella Cases Linked to Raw Meat Pet Food
Minnesota health officials suspect two recent cases of illness caused by salmonella bacteria were caused by exposure to a contaminated raw ground turkey food for pets that is the subject of a nationwide recall.
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.