WJON Radio News: FlashBriefing for June 6, 2017
Here's a WJON FlashBriefing for June 6, 2017.
APPARENT DROWNING -- Wright County authorities are searching for an 18-year-old man who went underwater while swimming in the North Fork Crow River Monday night -- and didn't resurface. His name hasn't been released yet.
MOTORCYCLE CRASH -- Police say an SUV turned in front of a motorcycle, causing a crash in Clearwater Monday night. 33-year-old motorcyclist Cameron Taylor of Waite Park, hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries.
POLICE BODY CAMERAS -- Waite Park is asking residents for input on whether to allow the city's police officers to use body cameras. A public hearing on the subject -- required by state law -- on June 26th.
HOSPITAL ENTRANCE -- St. Cloud's giving CentraCare approval to realign 13th Street North so it aligns with the hospital's emergency entrance. Right now, there's an offset intersection with 13th Street North. CentraCare will pay for all the work.
ST. BENEDICT'S LEADER -- A new leader for the St. Benedict's Monastery in St. Joseph. Sister Susan Rudolph was installed Sunday as the 17th Prioress at St. Ben's.
BOSER CONSTRUCTION -- New management for Boser Construction of Sauk Rapids. Two employees and a small group of buyers have bought the company. Founder Doug Boser will serve as a mentor to the new owners.
STEARNS COUNTY HALF-CENT SALES TAX -- St. Cloud Mayor Dave Kleis is asking Stearns County commissioners to consider a county-wide half-cent sales tax to help fund the county's transportation projects. And if that's the option they choose, he thinks residents should vote on it. A public hearing on funding options is set for June 20th.
CLEARWATER FOOD TRUCKS -- Jimmy's Pizza is asking Clearwater to run a food truck across from city hall. But the city doesn't have an ordinance allowing food trucks, so they're prohibited. The city's not decided whether to pay for creating a whole new city ordinance, but three of the five council members support allowing mobile food trucks in the city.
DAYTON-CLIMATE -- Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton has signed-onto a group of Governors, business leaders and mayors, agreeing to uphold the Paris climate change accord. The US Climate Alliance was formed after President Trump announced the US would withdraw from the agreement last week.