Here's a WJON FlashBriefing for December 5, 2017.



ICY ROADS -- Last night's snowstorm created dangerous travel conditions, causing scores of highway crashes. The state patrol dealt with over 400 crashes statewide, including a fatal crash that killed an elderly woman near Benson. 36 other crashes had injuries.


POLICE CHASE -- 56-year-old Tracy Wagner Sr. of Aitkin -- jailed -- after leading police on a 37-mile chase Monday in Morrison and Mille Lac Counties. The chase started in Pierz when police spotted Wagner, who had a warrant out for him in a domestic abuse case.


ST. CLOUD STATE SURVEY -- Minnesotans are generally happy with the direction Minnesota is heading. The country? Not so much. The results of the latest St. Cloud State University survey. Only 23 percent of those surveyed felt the nation's heading in the right direction.


TECH HIGH SCHOOL LAND -- St. Cloud's Mayor thinks the city can better deal with redevelopment of the current Tech High School and surrounding land. Dave Kleis is asking the St. Cloud Area School District to donate the building and property to the city for redevelopment.


HOTEL LICENSING -- Waite Park can now license hotel rooms. The city council, passing an ordinance allowing it to limit the amount of illegal activity that can occur inside hotels and motels in Waite Park.


RED KETTLE CAMPAIGN -- The St. Cloud Salvation Army says despite challenges finding volunteer bell ringers for their red kettle campaign, they're on pace to make their goal this year. Even so, they say they could use more volunteers to ring the bells this year.


OUTDOOR GYM -- Waite Park will apply for a $10,000 national fitness grant to build an outdoor bodyweight exercise center along the healthy living trail on 3rd Street. The city would pay for the rest of the project with park funds and other grant money.


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