Fall Can Be a Great Time to Fish in Central Minnesota
The weather has gone from highs above normal to below normal over the past couple of days. Glen Schmitt from Outdoor News joined me on WJON this week. Glen says the drop in temperature has led to great conditions to do some fall fishing. He says walleye, pan fish, crappies and blue gills will be …
Minnesota Offers Glimpses into the Paranormal
Explore Minnesota's Alyssa Hayes joined me on WJON this week. Some examples for people to explore include S.S. William A. Irvin / Duluth Haunted Ship, Palmer House Hotel, Sauk Centre, Crazie Annie’s Bridge, Henderson, and the Rochester ghost trolley tours. More details below from Alys…
St. Cloud V.A. Preparing to Administer COVID-19 Boosters
The St. Cloud V.A. is waiting for the approval of booster COVID-19 Moderna and Johnson and Johnson vaccines from the FDA. Public Affairs Officer Barry Venable joined me on WJON today. He says the V.A. is preparing for the go ahead to start administering 3rd doses/boosters to eligible veterans.
Are you Unhappy With Walz’ Young Person Vaccine Incentives?
Governor Tim Walz has launched a new COVID-19 vaccine incentive program to encourage younger Minnesotans to get vaccinated. The "Kids Deserve A Shot" incentive program is for Minnesotans 12-17-years-old and consists of two set of rewards.
Reports of Car Tampering and Gas Siphoning in Central Minnesota
There are multiple reports of vehicle tampering and gas siphoning in Central Minnesota according to Alicia Mages from Tri Country Crimestoppers. She says people are trying car doors and looking to steal items inside. The reports of gas siphoning is somewhat new but yet very concerning.
Veterans Are In Demand by Central Minnesota Employers
Almost all Central Minnesota industries have been hit hard by the nationwide worker shortage. Gail Cruikshank, Talent Director from the Greater St. Cloud Development Corporation, and local HR professional Meghan Murphy joined me on WJON this week. Meghan is also a volunteer with St. Cloud Stand Do…
CentraCare’s Morris Expects Approval for Moderna COVID Booster Soon
Pfizer has already received FDA authorization to administer COVID-19 boosters or 3rd doses to eligible individuals. CentraCare Spokesman Dr. George Morris joined me on WJON. He expects Moderna to received authorization as early as late next week with Johnson and Johnson to likely receive approval …
St. Cloud Hospital at Capacity Due to COVID-19
CentraCare spokesman Dr. George Morris says CentraCare and St. Cloud Hospital is "at capacity for all patients". Morris says they have approximately the same amount of COVID-19 patients within CentraCare and at St. Cloud Hospital as they had last week but with all other non COVID-19 care …
Kleis Still Pushing For Red Light Cameras in St. Cloud
Giving someone a ticket for running a red light without a police officer witnessing the offense is still not legal in Minnesota. St. Cloud Mayor Dave Kleis says he'd like to see this change and he and St. Cloud Police Chief Blair Anderson have been actively lobbying for this change at the state…
Pheasant Numbers Down with Hunting Season Starting Saturday
The Minnesota pheasant hunting season starts Saturday and continues through January 2nd. Glen Schmitt from Outdoor News joined me on WJON today. He says the DNR's latest count has pheasant numbers down 25% in the state compared the last year's numbers.