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 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.
Red Wing Man Injured in Alcohol Involved Crash
A rollover crash in Goodhue County this morning sent a Red Wing man to St. Marys Hospital.
Rochester Man With Long Criminal History Avoids Prison
A man described by local authorities as a career criminal is being given an opportunity to stay out of prison.
Two Teenagers Killed in Crash near Minnesota-Iowa Border
It appears today’s snow contributed to a terrible tragedy on a highway near the Minnesota-Iowa border this morning.
Regina Mustafa Launches Campaign for Rochester Mayor
A Rochester woman, who briefly campaigned for the First District Congressional seat as a Democrat, has become one the first person to officially launch a campaign for Mayor of Rochester since Mayor Ardell Brede announced this would be his final term in office.
Teenage Driver Crashes After Missing Eyota Roundabout
The Minnesota State Patrol says snow and ice were present on the roadway when a Winona teenager failed to navigate the roundabout on Highway 14 at Eyota this morning.
Hayfield Community Meeting for Level 3 Sex Offender
The Dodge County Sheriff’s Office has scheduled a Community Notification Meeting next week to discuss a Level 3 sex offender who is moving from Rochester to Hayfield.
Minnesota Store Sold $1 Million Mega Millions Ticket
The Minnesota Lottery is waiting to hear from the state’s newest millionaire.