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

 

 

DAYTON-FRANKEN -- Now that Senator Al Franken is resigning, The Associated Press reports Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton's being pressured to appoint more than just a placeholder Senator until the 2018 election. The AP reports party leaders are pressuring him to appoint someone who will also run for election next fall as an incumbent.

MORE: http://wjon.com/dayton-pressured-on-franken-appointment/

 

PAWLENTY-SENATE -- Former Republican Governor Tim Pawlenty is considering running for Franken's Senate seat. The former governor and presidential candidate is currently politically retired. But that COULD change.

MORE: http://wjon.com/pawlenty-considering-running-for-franken-seat/

 

CATHEDRAL BUILDER -- Cathedral High School's hired McGough Construction or their multi-million dollar renovation and expansion project. They hope to open a new academic building by the fall of 2019.

MORE: http://wjon.com/cathedral-high-school-has-builder-for-new-projects/

 

COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIP -- Apollo High School senior William Clark, awarded a 40-thousand dollar scholarship this morning to study nursing at the University of Minnesota. Goldie Gopher was even at Apollo with a certificate to congratulate Clark.

MORE: http://wjon.com/apollo-student-surprised-with-40k-scholarship/

 

SCARVES ON TREES -- Someone's tying winter scarves around trees in the St. Cloud area to help homeless people during our cold weather. Attached notes say, "I was left here on purpose...if you are cold, please take me!!"

MORE: http://wjon.com/look-for-these-scarves-tied-to-trees-around-st-cloud/

 

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