Here's a WJON FlashBriefing for April 7, 2017.




AK-47 LAWSUIT -- A federal judge has thrown-out a lawsuit filed by a man who was ticketed in St. Cloud for carrying a loaded AK-47. Tyler Gottwalt was cited for violating a city law that says you can't carry an uncased firearm in public. He sued, but a federal judge ruled laws outlawing people from carrying an AK-47 in public ARE constitutional.

SCHOOL TO CLOSE -- Popular St. Cloud charter school "Stride Academy" is closing in June. The school's authorizer did not renew their contract because Stride didn't hit academic achievement goals. The K-thru-8th grade charter school opened in 2005. It employs 114 regular staff members.

742 OFFICIAL RESIGNS -- The St. Cloud Area School District's long-time Business Services Executive Director is resigning and it's unclear why. The school board meets Wednesday to begin the process of replacing Kevin Januszewski.

PITCHING RULES -- New rules for Minnesota's high school baseball pitchers to protect their arms. The Minnesota State High School League says varsity pitchers can only throw 105 pitches in a given day. 85 pitches for lower levels. And pitchers who throw their maximums need to rest at least three days.


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