Here's a WJON FlashBriefing for November 14, 2017.

 

 

3-YEAR-OLD SHOT -- Police are looking for the father of a 3-year-old boy, who accidentally pulled the trigger on a loaded gun, shooting and wounding himself in southeast St. Cloud Monday. 28-year-old William Dickerson wanted for being a felon with a gun and negligent storage of a weapon.

 

MOA STABBING -- A man charged with stabbing two shoppers at the Mall of America has a history of mental illness. 20-year-old Mahad Abdiraham, charged with causing great bodily harm.

 
ALBANY SWINDLE -- Sentencing in January for 34-year-old Sarah Schmidt of Albany. She pleaded guilty to stealing $35,000 from the Holdingford Chamber of Commerce.

 

HOLIDAY SPENDING -- The website WalletHub says shoppers in St. Cloud plan to spend less than half of the national average this holiday season. The average is $967. But St. Cloud area spending is expected at $429.

 

SUPER BOWL HOTEL ROOMS -- The St. Cloud area still has rooms available for Super Bowl weekend. In fact, Julie Lunning of the Chamber of Commerce says there are a lot of hotel rooms available around the state for that February weekend.

 

METRO BUS-SUPER BOWL -- Union transit workers in the Twin Cities have rejected a final contract offer and authorized a strike during the Super Bowl in Minneapolis. The Met Council says it's confident they can reach a deal and avert a strike.

 

FLORIDA FLIGHTS -- Allegiant Airlines has more planes and pilots and is resuming seasonal flights between St. Cloud and Southwest Florida. Inaugural flight on Wednesday.

 

MENARDS-THANKSGIVING -- Menards says it will be closed on Thanksgiving again this year, opening at 6 on Black Friday morning.

 

COMPOST SITE CLOSING -- St. Cloud's River Bluff's Compost Site is closing for the season this weekend. Saturday's the last day until spring.

 

ICE TECH-OLYMPICS -- National Hockey Center ice rink technician Cory Portner is taking his skills to the Winter Olympics in South Korea. He and his team will be there a month before Olympic practices to ensure perfect ice.

 

MARY TYLER MOORE STATUE -- And the statue of Mary Tyler Moore tossing her hat in the air, back on Nicollet Mall. It was put in storage while the city spent $50-million to renovate the mall.

 

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