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

 

 

HOT WEEKEND -- Talk about a hot weekend! Highs in the 90s. But there are lots of things happening in the warmth. An art crawl downtown Friday, the Insane Inflatable 5K obstacle course in Kimball Saturday, Music in the Gardens at Munsinger and Clemens Gardens Sunday afternoon.

MORE: http://wjon.com/the-weekender-insane-inflatable-5k-art-crawl-st-cloud-music-in-the-gardens-and-more/

 

RAPE SENTENCE -- It's life in prison for a St. Cloud man, convicted providing alcohol for a 14-year-old girl -- then raping her. 56-year-old John Magney won't be eligible for parole for at least 18 years.

MORE: http://wjon.com/man-sentenced-to-life-in-prison-for-raping-teen/

 

CHARTER SCHOOL LEADER -- Now that the STRIDE Academy charter school isn't going to close after all, they've hired a new executive director. Eric Williams is a former principal at South Junior High in St. Cloud -- and former superintendent in Holdingford.

MORE: http://wjon.com/stride-hires-new-executive-director/

 

ACCELERATION BASEBALL -- Owners of Acceleration Baseball Center are moving from St. Cloud to Sauk Rapids. Building a new facility in the Industrial Park east of Highway 10. Their lease is up on McLeland Road in St. Cloud.

MORE: http://wjon.com/acceleration-baseball-center-planning-move-to-sauk-rapids-name-change/

 

RAILROAD CROSSING -- It's construction season. And crews will be closing some rail crossings over the next few days for the weekend. Starting Friday, the Lincoln Avenue Southeast crossing at 7th Street Southeast closes. And two Sauk Rapids crossings will also close -- The 9th Street South crossing between 3rd Avenue South and Lincoln Avenue South will close as will the 2nd Avenue South crossing between 6th Street South and Benton Drive South.

MORE: http://wjon.com/st-cloud-area-railroad-crossings-to-close-for-maintenance/

 

BIG FISH -- And that's an impressive fish. A bighead carp -- caught in a private gravel pit near Redwood Falls. Nearly 4-feet long and nearly 62-pounds. Shot by a bow-hunter.

MORE: http://wjon.com/bow-angler-lands-minnesotas-largest-invasive-carp/