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.
Minnesota’s REAL ID Deadline Extended Until Next October
Minnesotans with air travel plans next year have received some good news from the federal Department of Homeland Security.
Rochester Child Porn Investigation Leads to Arrest
The Olmsted County Sheriff’s Department is reporting the arrest of a Rochester man on child pornography charges.
New Garbage Fines Take Effect January 1
The Olmsted County Board has approved changes to the county’s solid waste ordinance that create an administrative enforcement system and accompanying schedule of fines.
Rochester Police Release Name of Injured Pedestrian
The Rochester Police Department has released the name of the Rochester man who was badly injured while attempting to cross a busy downtown street Monday morning.
New Address for Rochester Level 3 Sex Offender
The Rochester Police Department is providing public notice of a change of address for a Level 3 sex offender already living in the community.
Olmsted County Considers $50 Fine for Putting Garbage Can Out Early
The Olmsted County Board is scheduled to hold a public hearing this afternoon on some proposed changes to the County’s Solid Waste Ordinance that would apply administrative fines to violations of provisions of the ordinance.
Mayo Civic Center Name Change Rejected by Rochester City Council
The name Mayo Civic Center will remain and some of the internal venues of the facility will be renamed to further recognize the contributions and legacy of the Mayo Clinic and the Mayo brothers.
(UPDATE) Pedestrian Hit in Rochester After Two Vehicles Collide
One of the busiest traffic areas in downtown Rochester was closed to traffic for about 2 1/2 hours this morning after a traffic crash sent a vehicle sliding into the crosswalk.
RCTC Student Reports Attempted Sex Assault
Rochester police say an RCTC student reported an attempted sexual assault Friday night.
2nd Street SW Near Broadway Closed Due to Serious Injury Accident
One of the busiest streets in downtown Rochester is closed to traffic this morning.