Here's a WJON FlashBriefing for August 22, 2017.

 

 

POWDER FOUND -- Powder found in a letter sent to the Stearns County Courts Facility. Federal postal officials think it's just corn starch, but authorities are treating it as a possible simulated weapon of mass destruction.

MORE: http://wjon.com/stearns-county-courts-employees-finds-powdery-substance-in-letter/

 

LAKE WOBEGON TRAIL EXTENSION -- Ground broken today on a 3-point-2 mile extension of the Lake Wobegon recreation trail from St. Joseph to Waite Park. The nearly $5-million dollar project is expected to be done by May.

MORE: http://wjon.com/stearns-county-breaks-ground-on-waite-parkst-joseph-lake-wobegon-trail-extension/

 

NEW COBORN'S STORE -- St. Cloud city officials giving the okay to Coborn's for a new grocery store on Northway Drive. The 21-thousand square foot Marketplace store and gas pumps will open sometime next year in the old YMCA location.

MORE: http://wjon.com/coborns-plan-for-new-north-st-cloud-grocery-store-gets-approval/

 

SOUTH ST. CLOUD GROCERY DEVELOPMENT -- St. Cloud Council members have approved rezoning at County Road 136 and 33rd Street South. That'll allow a 45-thousand square foot grocery store, car wash, gas pumps and drive through. AND day care, retail and bank buildings. Specific tenants -- not named yet.

MORE: http://wjon.com/mixed-use-development-project-planned-for-south-st-cloud/

 

NEW BREWERY -- Another brewery and taproom, coming to St. Cloud. City officials have approved zoning to allow "Pantown Brewing" to set-up shop at 408 37th Avenue North. No word when they'll open.

MORE: http://wjon.com/new-brewery-coming-to-north-st-cloud/

 

33RD STREET SOUTH WIDENING -- St. Cloud officials moving up to next year the widening of 33rd Street South from Southway Drive to Heritage Drive. Four lanes, privacy fencing, sidewalk, recreation trail, street lights.

MORE: http://wjon.com/next-phase-of-33rd-street-south-widening-project-gets-the-green-light/

 

STEARNS HUMANS SERVICES -- A new Human Services Administrator for Stearns County. Melissa Huberty replaces Mark Sizer, who retired.

MORE: http://wjon.com/huberty-named-new-stearns-county-human-services-administrator/

 

ST. JOSEPH POLICE -- St. Joseph is adding a ninth police officer to its force. Trying to meet the needs of the growing town.

MORE: http://wjon.com/st-joseph-adds-9th-police-officer-approves-preliminary-2018-budget/

 

POWERBALL CLIMBS -- The Powerball jackpot -- now the second largest in US history at $700-million. You have until 9 Wednesday night to buy a ticket. Your chances of winning -- 1 in 292-million.

MORE: http://wjon.com/powerball-jackpot-climbs-to-700-million/