Here's a WJON FlashBriefing for August 17, 2017.

 

 

DRUG BUST -- Three people, jailed in a drug raid in north St. Cloud. Happened at 712 31st Avenue North. Marijuana and handguns found at the home of 38-year-old Luis Hernandez, who was arrested and released. Two others were arrested for warrants.

MORE: http://wjon.com/3-arrested-during-raid-of-north-st-cloud-home/

 

COMMUNITY OUTPOST OPENS -- St. Cloud's celebrating its new police Community Outpost with a grand opening Friday afternoon. The house will be a hub for police and public safety officials to work with the community. It's at 600 13th Street St. South.

MORE: http://wjon.com/st-cloud-community-outpost-to-hold-grand-opening-celebration/

 

SHELTER EXPANSION -- A battered women's shelter is expanding -- and plans to provide more privacy for women and children victims of domestic violence. And Anna Marie's Alliance plans to provide more focus on education, preparing women and children for life after the shelter. The price tag for the project -- $4-million dollars.

MORE: http://wjon.com/anna-maries-looking-to-improve-and-expand/

 

MINIMUM WAGE INCREASES -- Minnesota's minimum wage is going up at the end of the year -- adjusted for inflation. The large employer minimum is going up 15-cents to $9.65 an hour. Small employers, youth and training wages go up 12-cents an hour to $7.87 an hour.

MORE: http://wjon.com/minnesotans-making-minimum-wage-getting-a-raise/

 

KAY'S KITCHEN -- St. Joseph's Kay's Kitchen is expanding into St. Cloud. Opening a second location at Midtown Square in the former Old Country Buffet space. Slated to open in November.

MORE: http://wjon.com/kays-kitchen-to-open-new-restaurant-in-st-cloud/

 

DOWNTOWN MUSIC FESTIVAL -- Downtown businesses -- battling in the midst of a huge 5th Avenue street reconstruction project -- are staging a three day musical festival starting tonight. The Common Roots festival features 15 stages, 9 venues and over 175 musicians. Their message -- downtown St. Cloud is open for business.

MORE: http://wjon.com/the-weekender-clearwater-rodeo-common-roots-festival-pantowners-car-show-and-more/

 

CLEARWATER RODEO -- The Clearwater Rodeo opens Friday night for a three-day run. Bull ridin', mutton bustin', calf ribbon racing and more.

MORE: http://wjon.com/the-weekender-clearwater-rodeo-common-roots-festival-pantowners-car-show-and-more/

 

PANTOWNERS CAR SHOW -- The Pantowners are hosting their annual car show and swap this weekend at the Benton County Fairgrounds. Tickets at the gate. Happens Sunday 7 to 3.

MORE: http://wjon.com/the-weekender-clearwater-rodeo-common-roots-festival-pantowners-car-show-and-more/