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.
Zumbrota Campground Now Linked to Over 70 Illnesses
The Minnesota Department of Health has now identified at least 72 people who have become ill from a parasitic infection associated with an area campground.
Rifle Allegedly Brandished During Rochester Domestic Incident
A Rochester man is expected to face felony assault and terroristic threats charge for allegedly brandishing a rifle during a domestic incident early today.
Smoke From Wildfires Blowing Into Minnesota
An air quality alert has been issued for portions of Minnesota due to smoke from Canadian wildfires.
Rochester Double Murder Suspect Ruled Competent for Trial
A man charged with murdering two men at a downtown Rochester apartment building has been found competent to stand trial.
Stewartville Man Sentenced For Shooting Rochester Man
23-year-old Gerardo Esquivel-Olveda was recently found guilty of a second-degree assault charge in the case.
No Seat Belt Contributed to Fatal Crash
An Apple Valley man was killed, while his son survived a rollover crash Thursday afternoon.
Health Department Links Zumbrota Campground to Illness Outbreak
The Minnesota Department of Health wants to hear from anyone who visited a popular campground near Zumbrota last month.
First Phase of Highway 63 Project North of Rochester Completed
Motorists who often travel on Highway 63 north of Rochester can rejoice, at least for a few days.
Motorcyclist Killed in Crash Near New Ulm
The State Patrol is investigating a fatal motorcycle crash in the New Ulm area.
Legionnaire’s Disease Identified at Albert Lea Facility
The Minnesota Department of Health and public health officials in Freeborn County are investigating two cases of Legionnaires’ disease involving residents of a long-term care facility in Albert Lea.