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 Unemployment Rate Continues Dropping
Minnesota’s unemployment rate last month was down almost a full percentage point from a year ago at 3.1-percent.
Stewartville Man Sentenced for Child Porn Conviction
Eric Saterdalen.went before an Olmsted County Judge Tuesday to be sentenced for multiple counts of possessing child porn.
Rochester Drug Bust Results in Lockdown of Boys and Girls Club
The Boys and Girls Club in Rochester was briefly placed in a lockdown Friday afternoon while Rochester police were dealing with a criminal suspect just outside the building in southeast Rochester.
Residents of Rochester Apartment Complex Report Shooting
Rochester police are investigating a shooting that was reported Friday night at a northwest Rochester apartment complex.
Charges Dropped in Rochester Carjacking Case
The Olmsted County Attorney’s Office has withdrawn the charges brought against a Rochester man for a carjacking last month.
Second CWD Case Found at Winona County Deer Farm
State officials say testing has identified a second deer infected by Chronic Wasting Disease at a farm in the Winona County.
Nurses to Picket in Support of Mayo Clinic Workers in Albert Lea
The union workers planning to stage a one-day strike at the Mayo Clinic Health System Hospital in Albert Lea will be receiving moral support from members of the Minnesota Nurses Association.
Minnesota Named the Best-Run State
Minnesota has picked up another number 1 ranking.
1st Degree Murder Conviction Reversed by MN Supreme Court
The Minnesota Supreme Court has overturned the first-degree murder conviction of a Dakota County man.
Minnesotans Commemorate Pearl Harbor Attack
Minnesota's official remembrance of the over 2400 U.S. servicemembers and others who were killed or fatally wounded on December 7, 1941, will take place in the Visitor Center Auditorium at Historic Fort Snelling and one of the state's Pearl Harbor survivors will be among the featured speak…