Here's a WJON FlashBriefing for August 8, 2017.

 

 

DIVING ACCIDENT -- A 22-year-old Rice man, hurt Monday in a diving accident on Little Rock Lake. Mark Kruger dove into the water from a boat, hitting his head. His father jumped in to help his son -- who lost movement in his legs in the accident. The son, airlifted to North Memorial.

MORE: http://wjon.com/rice-man-air-lifted-to-hospital-after-diving-accident/

 

SEMI CRASH -- A St. Joseph woman, hurt when a semi pulled out in front of her car Monday afternoon in Rice. Jennifer Peterson, taken to St. Cloud Hospital. The truck driver, not hurt.

MORE: http://wjon.com/st-joseph-woman-hurt-in-crash-with-semi/

 

FIRST VAN-PICKUP CRASH -- A van struck a pickup in a crash north of Rice Monday afternoon, sending two people from Pierz in the pickup to the hospital. The people in the van, not hurt.

MORE: http://wjon.com/two-people-were-hurt-in-a-crash-in-benton-county/

 

SECOND VAN-PICKUP CRASH -- Two people were hurt in another van and pickup crash. This time in Big Lake Township. A pickup that swerved to avoid debris hit a van, causing the van to roll on its side. Non-life threatening injuries for both drivers.

MORE: http://wjon.com/two-people-were-hurt-in-a-crash-in-sherburne-county/

 

EXECUTIVE EXPRESS -- Waite Park officials are considering whether to approve about a half-million dollars in tax breaks to help fund a new headquarters for Executive Express. The airport shuttle service is looking at renovating the former S-J Louis Construction property for a new headquarters and maintenance center.

MORE: http://wjon.com/waite-park-considers-tif-for-proposed-executive-express-property/

 

WAITE PARK AMPHITHEATER -- The Minnesota House Bonding Committee tours the site of the proposed Waite Park Amphitheater. Waite Park requested 5-million dollars towards the 7-million dollar project, but was left off this year's state bonding project list.

MORE: http://wjon.com/waite-park-amphitheater-details-continue-to-be-assessed/

 

ST. CLOUD CLEAN TEAM -- St. Cloud Mayor Dave Kleis is asking the city council to create a "clean team" made of city staff and volunteers, to make sure the city's main corridors, parks and trails are looking their best. He's hoping to roll-out the team later this year.

MORE: http://wjon.com/st-cloud-mayor-proposes-creation-of-clean-team-in-2018-budget/