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 Has Two New Millionaires
Two Minnesotans have stepped forward to claim one million-dollar Powerball prizes.
JFK Assassination Anniversary – Check Out Historic KROC AM Interview
Today marks another anniversary of a seminal moment in U.S. history. 54 years ago President John F. Kennedy was assassinated while riding in the infamous Lincoln Continental Presidential limousine during the fateful motorcade through downtown Dallas, Texas.
Rochester Woman Awarded New Trial in Child Abuse Case
The Minnesota Court of Appeals has granted a new trial to a Rochester woman who spent two weeks in jail after she was convicted last year of a gross misdemeanor count of malicious punishment of a child.
Stewartville Lunch Program Criticized by State Education Commish
The Minnesota Education Commissioner did not specifically name the Stewartville School District, but Brenda Cassellius issued a statement today that is highly critical of school districts that have adopted policies that result in the dumping of the meal trays of students with unpaid account balances…
Former Rochester Business Owner Loses Appeal in Sex Abuse Case
A former downtown Rochester coffee shop owner convicted of having sex with a 14-year old boy has lost his appeal.
Mayo Clinic 3rd Quarter Financials Were Strong
The Mayo Clinic’s financial outlook got a bit boost from its third quarter of this year.
Rochester Firefighters Prevent Mattress Fire From Spreading
An alert neighbor might have prevented a mobile home from going up in flames this morning in Rochester.
State Patrol Reports Two Injury Crashes in SE Minnesota
The Minnesota State Patrol responded to a couple injury crashes in the region yesterday and early today.
Shorter Sentence Ordered For Rochester Rape and Assault
A Rochester man convicted of a brutal rape and assault has been given a shorter prison sentence.
Teenage Cashier at Austin Store Attacked
The Austin Police Department says it appears an attack on a grocery store employee was random.