WJON Radio News: FlashBriefing for May 23, 2017
Here's a WJON FlashBriefing for May 23, 2017.
I-94 CRASH -- Westbound traffic is again moving on Interstate 94, west of Opportunity Drive in St. Cloud. Lanes were closed for more than three hours after two semis crashed Monday afternoon -- one carrying concrete mix, the other fertilizer. NO serious injuries, but it's going to take a while before it's all cleaned up.
CLEARWATER HIGHWAY CLOSURE -- Crews will be closing Highway 24 in Clearwater Thursday evening and early Friday morning to pour concrete on the new bridge deck. And that bridge closure could last a second night, too.
WETTERLING DOCUMENTS -- Documents from the Jacob Wetterling investigation will go public next month. It's taken months to catalog and prepare documents for release on the Stearns County website June 5th.
SCHOOL REFERENDUM -- Voters in the Sauk Rapids-Rice school district are going to the polls Tuesday to decide nearly $57-million dollars in security improvements, a new elementary school, athletic facilities and school additions. Another $30-million dollar ballot question would replace Pleasantview elementary.
FIELD WORK -- Last week's wet weather didn't do our farmers any favors. They got in less than three days of fieldwork. Even so, Minnesota farmers are nearly finished with spring wheat planting, corn is at 94% and soybeans are 72% planted and ahead of average.
PRINCESS KAY FINALISTS -- Two women from Stearns and Benton Counties are among a dozen finalists to become dairy ambassadors as "Princess Kay of the Milky Way." 19-year-old Gina Holdvogt of Freeport and 18-year-old Rebecca Schubert of Rice are among the finalists.