Here's a WJON FlashBriefing for August 8, 2017.



DIVING ACCIDENT -- A 22-year-old Rice man, hurt Monday in a diving accident on Little Rock Lake. Mark Kruger dove into the water from a boat, hitting his head. His father jumped in to help his son -- who lost movement in his legs in the accident. The son, airlifted to North Memorial.


SEMI CRASH -- A St. Joseph woman, hurt when a semi pulled out in front of her car Monday afternoon in Rice. Jennifer Peterson, taken to St. Cloud Hospital. The truck driver, not hurt.


FIRST VAN-PICKUP CRASH -- A van struck a pickup in a crash north of Rice Monday afternoon, sending two people from Pierz in the pickup to the hospital. The people in the van, not hurt.


SECOND VAN-PICKUP CRASH -- Two people were hurt in another van and pickup crash. This time in Big Lake Township. A pickup that swerved to avoid debris hit a van, causing the van to roll on its side. Non-life threatening injuries for both drivers.


EXECUTIVE EXPRESS -- Waite Park officials are considering whether to approve about a half-million dollars in tax breaks to help fund a new headquarters for Executive Express. The airport shuttle service is looking at renovating the former S-J Louis Construction property for a new headquarters and maintenance center.


WAITE PARK AMPHITHEATER -- The Minnesota House Bonding Committee tours the site of the proposed Waite Park Amphitheater. Waite Park requested 5-million dollars towards the 7-million dollar project, but was left off this year's state bonding project list.


ST. CLOUD CLEAN TEAM -- St. Cloud Mayor Dave Kleis is asking the city council to create a "clean team" made of city staff and volunteers, to make sure the city's main corridors, parks and trails are looking their best. He's hoping to roll-out the team later this year.

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