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Image courtesy of Rick Shefchik
Image courtesy of Rick Shefchik
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Author of Book On Minnesota’s 1960s Music Scene In St. Cloud Saturday

The Minneapolis band "The Trashmen" and their novelty hit "Surfin' Bird" are one of the bands featured in a new book about rock and roll in Minnesota in the 1960's. Rick Shefchik is the author of "Everybody's Heard about the Bird: The True Story of 1960s Rock 'N Roll in Minnesota".

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Gas Tracking Website: .99 Cent Gas Possible In The Midwest

The gas-tracking website gasbuddy.com says some Midwestern states could see gas prices drop below a dollar a gallon later this year. GasBuddy reports that nine states in the nation are currently witnessing the lowest average gasoline prices since early 2004.

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Expert Shares Insight on Waite Park Amphitheater Project [VIDEO]

Many unanswered questions surround the Waite Park amphitheater project. During a work session today (Tuesday) city officials brought in an expert to help provide some insight and direction for the council to consider moving forward.

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Photo by Isaac Schweer, WJON
Photo by Isaac Schweer, WJON
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Fire Crews Called to Avon House Fire [VIDEO]

Several fire crews were called to the scene of a house fire in Avon this (Tuesday) morning. The fire happened just after 10:00 a.m. at 201 Barracuda Avenue Northeast near downtown Avon.

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Photo: Janet Midas
Photo: Janet Midas
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New Parking Meters Installed Outside Stearns Courthouse

The new state-of-the-art parking meters are being installed outside of the Stearns County Administration Center today (Tuesday).

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Photo: Collegeville Properties
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St. Joseph Three Story Retail-Loft Building Expecting November Completion

A new three-story retail and residential loft building is expected to arrive in downtown St. Joseph in November. What was formerly known as the "Bayou Alley Flats" in downtown St. Joseph has been renamed the "24 North Lofts on College Avenue".

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Construct Tomorrow, Photo by WJON.com's Jim Maurice
Construct Tomorrow, Photo by WJON.com's Jim Maurice
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St. Cloud Event Showcases Construction Careers To High Schoolers

High school students from all over Central Minnesota are in St. Cloud today (Tuesday) learning about careers in the construction industry. "Construct Tomorrow" spokeswoman Kim Maher says there are job openings in up to 18 different trades, including: tile setting, block laying, and electrical work.

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Little Falls Teen Pleads Guilty in Fatal Texting Crash

A teenage driver has admitted to texting before slamming into a van and killing a father and his 10-year-old daughter in Sherburne County.

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Dan DeBaun, WJON
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Southeast St. Cloud Street Remains Closed Due to Water Main Break

A water main break is keeping a southeast St. Cloud street closed until next week.

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Tim Boyle, Getty Images
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St. Cloud District to Discuss Workplace Safety and School Violence Prevention

The St. Cloud area school district will discuss a new board policy on workplace violence and injury prevention during a work study session on Wednesday night. The policy emphasizes communication and training of staff members on how to prevent and react to potentially violent situations.

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