Here's a WJON FlashBriefing for October 24, 2017.

 

 

WIND ADVISORY -- Strong winds continue today. Northwest winds of 25 to 35 miles an hour, gusting up to 45 miles an hour. It's making driving high-profile vehicles tough.

MORE: http://wjon.com/hold-on-to-your-hat-its-going-to-be-windy/

 

ABDUCTION ATTEMPT -- Police are looking for two men in a car who approached two boys on their bikes in Little Falls and told them to get in. The boys told the suspects to shut up and biked to a nearby house for help. Police are asking the public to call them if they have information on this attempted abduction.

MORE: http://wjon.com/two-little-falls-boys-avoid-abduction/

 

RAMSEY PIPE BOMB -- Police have arrested a man for allegedly placing a pipe bomb in the woods behind a fire station in Ramsey. The bomb squad deactivated it and says it DID have explosive material in it. The man -- jailed in Anoka County.

MORE: http://wjon.com/man-arrested-after-explosive-found-near-fire-station/

 

ST. CLOUD REFUGEES -- On a 5-to-1 vote, St. Cloud city councilors passing a resolution saying St. Cloud is a" just and welcoming community" to refugees. The "no" vote from Councilman Jeff Johnson who's calling for a moratorium on refugee resettlement in St. Cloud. At least until the city gets more information on the number of refugees moving to St. Cloud and the cost to taxpayers.

MORE: http://wjon.com/st-cloud-council-member-to-propose-limiting-refugees/

 

COMO GORILLA -- Alice the gorilla is bonding with her newborn baby girl at Como Zoo. The zoo says the newborn appears healthy, strong and is bonding with her mother.

MORE: http://wjon.com/st-pauls-como-zoo-welcomes-baby-female-gorilla/

 

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