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.
Home Prices Continue to Climb in SE Minnesota
Sellers continue to hold the upper-hand in the region’s real estate marketplace.
Austin Man Charged With Killing Mother
An Austin man was charged Friday with second-degree murder in connection with the death of his mother.
Lake Pepin Ice is Still Almost 2-1/2 Feet Thick
In a sure sign of the coming spring, a team from the U.S. Army Corps went out this week to measure the thickness of the ice covering Lake Pepin.
Albert Lea Infant Death Investigated
A statement says the parents of the 1-year-old girl called 911 around 7:30 this morning after they found the child unresponsive and not breathing.
Mayo Clinic Net Income Rose Nearly 50% in 2017
The Mayo Clinic saw its net operating income rise $232 million last year.
Rochester Robbery Victim Listed in Critical but Stable Condition
Rochester Police say the injuries suffered by the robbery victim were far more serious than originally thought and he required emergency surgery to relieve pressure on his brain.
Apparent Murder-Suicide near Mankato
The Blue Earth County Sheriff’s Department is investigating the deaths of a married couple as an apparent murder-suicide.
Critical Injury Crash on Snow Covered I-35 Near Albert Lea
Slick conditions from the snow that fell across the region this morning apparently contributed to a multi-vehicle crash near Albert Lea that critically injured two women.
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.
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.