The unemployment rate in the St. Cloud metro area dropped last month. The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development says we're at 3.8 percent in April, down from the 4.8 percent we had in March.
Becker Bulldogs Softball has had a season to remember and they were led by the pitching duo of Senior Haley Harmon and Sophomore Brianna Corey. The two are WJON's All-Star Students of the Week. The girls discussed their season together as they look to make a push towards the state tournament, as well as what the future holds for their softball careers.
A Sauk Rapids-Rice teacher is retiring this spring after working in the district since 1971. Colleen Christenson is a 5th grade teacher at Mississippi River Elementary School. Christenson says she knew she wanted to be a teacher at an early age and that things have changed drastically in the classroom since she started.
Stearns County is close to opening another swimming quarry. Quarry 11 at the Stearns County Quarry Park & Nature Preserve will provide more gradual slopes, swimming platform, bathrooms and picnic shelter for families.
A new Pizza Hut-Wingstreet on 5th Avenue in St. Cloud is having its grand opening on Monday. The Pizza Hut is at 305 5th Avenue South, the building previously held a campus bookstore. The restaurant will also feature a full bar and sports bar atmosphere with several large TV's.
A special memorial service will be held at the St. Cloud VFW Post 428 tomorrow (Monday) to remember the many who have served. The VFW will officially dedicate their monument, located in front of the building, to honor our military.
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