Here's a WJON FlashBriefing for May 1, 2017.

 

 

HEALTHPARTNERS LEADER -- Longtime health care executive Andrew Vinson says he's going to retire in a month. Vinson has lead HealthPartners Central Minnesota Clinic for the past 15 years.

MORE: http://wjon.com/healthpartners-central-minnesota-director-announces-retirement/

 

BODY FOUND -- Police have identified the middle age man whose body was found Sunday morning by a passerby in southeast St. Cloud. The man's name has not yet been released, but foul play is not suspected.

MORE: http://wjon.com/dead-body-found-in-st-cloud/

 

STOLEN VEHICLE CRASH -- Police are looking for the hit-and-run driver who crashed a Cadillac into a roller skating rink in south St. Cloud Sunday night. Happened at the Skatin' Place on Southway Drive. The Caddy -- with dealer plates still on it -- had been stolen from a convenience store in early April.

MORE: http://wjon.com/police-stolen-vehicle-crashes-into-skatin-place/

 

SARTELL QUIET ZONE -- A north Sartell neighborhood will get its railroad crossing quiet zone after all. The crossing at Benton County Road 55 north of the paper mill site was put in doubt when the cost estimate tripled. But because the paper mill is now closed, the Federal Railroad Authority says expensive upgrades just aren't needed. So, the project can now go forward at a cost of approximately $55,000 dollars. Sartell and Sauk Rapids Township will pay that bill.

MORE: http://wjon.com/sartell-quiet-zone-project-moving-forward/

 

STRIDE ACADEMY FALLOUT --Now that the Stride Academy charter school is closing, officials at both Athlos Academy and Math and Science Academy say they are picking up some of those students for the fall. Just part of the fallout from the announced closing of Stride which lost the support of its authorizer.

MORE: http://wjon.com/st-cloud-charter-schools-to-see-increased-enrollment-following-stride-academy-closure/

 

ROX-BRUNANSKY -- And when the St. Cloud Rox host their first home game of the season June 2nd, former Twins right fielder Tom Brunansky will be there to throw out the first pitch.

MORE: http://wjon.com/tom-brunansky-to-be-rox-home-opener-guest/