Here's a WJON FlashBriefing for August 16, 2017.

 

 

RAIN CONTINUES -- Rain and thunder in Central Minnesota into Thursday. 1 to 2 inches and a few thunderstorms possible, too.

 

SIRENS TEST -- Benton County's testing its civil defense sirens Thursday at 1. They'll be testing out recent upgrades.

 

SCSU MOVE-IN WEEK -- St. Cloud State students are moving back this week. SCSU's move-in event -- called "First Four Days" -- has a bunch of events planned for both freshmen and returning students, starting Thursday.

 

I-94 CRASH -- A St. Cloud woman, hurt when she crashed her car into a guard rail on westbound I-94 near Clearwater. Non-life threatening injuries for 25-year-old Raho Rage.

 

MOTORCYCLE CRASH -- A Waite Park man -- hurt -- when he missed a curve just east of St. Wendel on his motorcycle. 72-year-old Marvin Anderson, hospitalized, his condition unknown.

 

ROCORI REFERENDUM -- Voters in the Rocori School District will decide on a referendum in November to provide new technology for the schools. The superintendent says the tax impact would be minimal because they've refinanced three existing levies.

 

INVASIVE WEED -- Another Central Minnesota lake, invaded by starry stonewort. The invasive aquatic weed, found in Stearns County's Grand Lake.

 

ANEJOS EXPANDS -- Sartell Mexican restaurant Anejos is expanding. Adding 50 or 60 more seats and another bar. That, after they doubled their Waite Park location last fall.