Here's a WJON FlashBriefing for June 14, 2017.

 

 

POWERFUL STORMS -- Powerful storms pushed through west-central Minnesota, spinning-out tornadoes, knocking down power lines, toppling trees and even knocking over big rig trucks on the interstate. After a Wednesday evening thunderstorm, quieter skies until Saturday afternoon.

 

PRESIDENT FAREWELL -- The St. Cloud community sent-off St. Cloud Technical and Community College President Joyce Helens at a gathering Tuesday night. Helens, leaving to become President at Great Basin College in Nevada. CentraCare Health surprised Helens with a half-million dollar donation for remodeling and building more biology labs at the school.

 

HIGHWAY 23 SURVEY -- The State Transportation Department wants to hear from the public about a stretch of Highway 23 between Foley and Milaca. Part of a safety study. That meeting is Thursday from 6-to-8 pm at the Foley Intermediate School Media Center.

 

SNOWBIRDS REFUEL -- Those WERE military jets at the St. Cloud Regional Airport Tuesday. Canada's elite air force demonstration team "The Snowbirds" stopped in to refuel on their way to a Michigan Air Show.

 

VIKINGS, BANK GRANTS -- Talahi Community School and Catholic Charities are getting some improvement funding, thanks to US Bank and the Minnesota Vikings. Grant money to help with playground improvements.

 

UNITED WAY CELEBRATION -- Central Minnesota's United Way celebrates 50 years of service Thursday at Lake George. Volunteers will work on community projects as part of the annual Day of Action, then celebrate from 4 to 8:30 at Lake George.