Here's a WJON FlashBriefing for August 28, 2017.



GAS PRICES-HARVEY -- While some parts of America could see a spike in gas prices because of Hurricane Harvey, the effects may only be minimal here. Triple-A Minnesota says we may only see a small price spike -- a dime or so -- and only for a few weeks.


SEX TRAFFICKING -- Sex trafficking charges for four adults, accused of trafficking a 17-year-old girl for sex. The girl, arrested in July and told police she was forced to have sex for cash in the St. Cloud and Fargo areas, and was sometimes beaten.


HIGHWAY 10 CRASH -- A 2-vehicle crash at an intersection of Highway 10 in Rice. That sent one driver -- 66-year-old Dennis Jung of Rice -- to the hospital.


MILLE LACS WALLEYE SEASON -- Walleye season on Lake Mille Lacs is closing after fishing hours on Monday. The season -- closing just after Labor Day fishing -- to help protect the struggling walleye population.


SMILEY FACE WATER TOWER -- Waite Park's smiley face water tower's days may be numbered. The city council tonight -- looking at repainting the iconic bright yellow, smiley face water tower to match new city branding.



SOMALI MARKET GRANT -- The state Agriculture Department, giving a Somali market over $15,000 dollars for a dairy cooler, walk-in freezer, produce display and shelving. Minnesota Halal Meat and Grocery is one of eight businesses to get grant money to help provide affordable, healthy and culturally appropriate foods in their communities.


PRINCIPAL MOVES -- A new leader at Rice Elementary. Former Mississippi Heights Elementary principal Sue Paasch is moving to Rice Elementary. She's been working in the Sauk Rapids-Rice school district for over 20 years.


SCHOOL SUPPLY GIVEAWAY -- Hundreds of backpacks and school supplies, given to kids in the St. Cloud area Saturday. Promise Neighborhood in St. Cloud, giving away the stuff to make sure kids are ready for school.

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