Central Minnesota will be painted green this weekend with many of us celebrating St. Patrick's Day. You can hear some Irish Folk music with We Banjo 3 and the Ring of Kerry, go for a run at the Shamrock Shuffle in Sauk Rapids, check out the annual Marty Parade, and make your way to Rice for other St. Patrick's Day events. Read more in The Weekender!
This week on WJON's Around the Town segment, reporter Chrissy Gaetke visits Jimmy's Pour House for their St. Patrick's Day party. For 40 years Jimmy's Pour House has been celebrating St. Patrick's Day, owner Dena Hagberg says it started out as a small get-together.
If you are planning to celebrate St. Patrick's Day Friday with some green beer or a little Irish Whiskey, authorities remind to plan ahead before you go out. The Department of Public Safety says St. Patrick's Day is the second leading holiday for DWI arrests per hour, only behind Labor Day.