Here's a WJON FlashBriefing for April 11, 2017.



ST. CLOUD TOP ISSUES -- St. Cloud Mayor Dave Kleis says a recent community survey identified several top issues of residents. They include public safety, road construction, traffic congestion and extending the Northstar commuter rail line to St. Cloud.


ST. CLOUD REDEVELOPMENT -- Mayor Kleis says the redevelopment of two key pieces of property are big focuses for the city right now. In his state of the city address today, Kleis says redevelopment of property just west of the Coborn's on Cooper and the current Empire apartments property downtown are important catalyst sites for the city.


ROAD SALT -- A new environmental study shows many Twin Cities lakes are so contaminated with road salt, they'll no longer support native fish and plants within three decades. The study says Minneapolis and St. Paul lakes are among the saltiest in the northern United States.


MOOSE RESCUE -- It took volunteers in canoes with a tow strap to rescue a 650-pound Moose from a lake along the Gunflint Shore -- not once, but TWICE Monday. The moose broke through the ice after a first rescue. After being pulled onto the ice a second time, she eventually made her way onto shore.


AUSTIN POGANSKI -- Former St. Cloud Cathedral hockey stand-out Austin Poganski will captain the University of North Dakota hockey team next season. Poganski had 12 goals and 13 assists this year for the Fighting Hawks.


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