I am the host of the WJON Morning News Watch, 5-10 weekday mornings. The listeners and I have healthy, fun and never negative conversations on WJON's 2-Cent Tuesday and What Up Wednesday. If you haven't checked it out, please do and find out how uplifting the shows can be. My wife and I reside in St. Cloud and have since 1998. We raised our 2 boys and little dog to be productive members of society.
Water Levels Still High in Some Portions of the State
The water levels on our lakes, rivers and streams in Central Minnesota have gradually receded over the past couple of weeks but some areas of the state continue to struggle with high water levels. Glen Schmitt from Outdoor News joined me on WJON this week.
Ways to Explore Minnesota Memorial Weekend
The kickoff of summer for many of us is this weekend. Explore Minnesota's Alyssa Hayes joined me on WJON. She suggested the "Kickoff to Summer at the Minnesota State Fair" which goes from May 26-30. Hayes says this is the 2nd year this event is taking place.
Stolen Tools in Stearns County
The Stearns County Sheriff's Department is reporting that sometime last week in the overnight hours on the 3700 block of County Road 10 in Krain Township about $3,500 in tools were taken from a job site. Alicia Mages from Tri-County Crimestoppers joined me on WJON.
Sartell Road Construction Project Update
The River Road/County 1 road project continues in Sartell. Sartell Mayor Ryan Fitzthum joined me on WJON. He says phase 1 of the project is close to wrapping up with phase 2 slated to start May 31. Fitzthum says phase 2 will focus on 7th Street North up to 12th Street.
High School Sports Results: Tuesday May 24
Softball: Section 6AA Playoffs Cathedral 6, Kimball 0 (Ella Voit with the complete game win, scattering 3 hits, no walks and 10 strikeouts. Ella and Rachel Voit led the Crusaders with 2 hits each. Cathedral is 21-1. Cathedral will play Holdingford at 5pm Thursday in Waite Park in the section 6AA playoffs). Holding...
A Scooter and Bikes Among Items Stolen in St. Cloud, Waite Park
The St. Cloud Police Department is reporting a burglary on the 100 block of 28th Avenue North. Alicia Mages from Tri-County Crimestoppers joined me on WJON. She says someone entered an attached garage and stole some food and hand tools.
St. Cloud School’s Summer Building Improvement Plan
St. Cloud Schools are planning some building improvements this summer. St. Cloud School Superintendent Willie Jett joined me on WJON. He says Clearview Elementary will be remodeled for a controlled entrance, Talahi Elementary will have an HVAC upgrade, and North Junior High will have a couple of canopies replaced.
High School Sports Results: Monday May 23
Softball: Section 6AA Playoffs Cathedral 18, Staples-Motley 0 (4 innings) (Ella Voit pitched a perfect game, striking out eight of the 12 batters she faced. Rachel Voit led the Crusaders going 2-2 with two runs scored and two rbi's. Rachel Ding...
Kleis: Staffing for St. Cloud Wading Pools “Iffy”
Summer is fast approaching and the warmer weather won't be far behind. St. Cloud Mayor Dave Kleis joined me on WJON for a Radio Town Hall Meeting. He says the city is struggling to find part-time employees to staff the 4 wading pools in the community making the opening of the wading pools "iffy".
High School Sports Results: Thursday May 19
Baseball: Brainerd 1, St. Cloud 0 Foley 5, Cathedral 2 (John Hawkins had a two run home run in the 2nd inning, the Crusaders lone hit in the game. Talen Braegelman pitched well, giving up just five hits over six innings). Kimball 4, Maple Lake 3 Albany 8, Mora 3 Today's Schedule: Rocori at Detroit Lakes Sauk Rapids-Rice at Monticello STMA at Sartell-St. Ste...