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 is 2nd Best State for Raising a Family
Minnesota has been ranked number 2 in a listing of the states considered the best for raising a family.
Report Highlights Pricing Disparities in Minnesota HealthCare
The Minnesota Department of Health has issued a new report that puts the spotlight on the vast disparities in the prices charged by hospitals for common procedures.
Olmsted County’s Most Wanted (Dec. 2017)
The Olmsted County Sheriff's Department has another list of wanted criminal offenders or suspects it would like the public's help in locating.
Mayo Makes Large Donation to New Affordable Housing Coalition
A new coalition created to address the need for affordable housing needs has been given a multi-million dollar boost by the Mayo Clinic.
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.
Minnesota’s Population Growth is Above Average
Minnesota’s population growth outpaced the national average during the past year, but it was nowhere near the fastest growing in the nation.
Minnesota Drivers Given Poor Marks in National Ranking
It's not uncommon for non-Minnesotans to complain about the behavior of motorists in vehicles carrying Minnesota plates, and now there's a new study that suggests they may be right.
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.
Minnesota Flu Cases Expanding
Flu activity in Minnesota continues to ramp up, but unlike a number of other states, it is still not considered widespread.