Here's a WJON FlashBriefing for June 30, 2017.



RAINY CRASH -- Blame it on the rain! An SUV on Highway 10 near 15th Avenue in St. Cloud rear-ended a car that had slowed down to deal with the heavy rainfall just after one this afternoon. Two people in the car were hurt. One in the SUV. NO life-threatening injuries, though.


ARMED ROBBERY -- A Sartell man -- with a prior conviction -- faces several charges after he allegedly impersonated a cop and robbed a woman at gunpoint. 35-year-old Johnathon Herring charged with felonies in that incident.


DRUG OPERATION -- Police have arrested an Albany man, saying he was running a drug operation out of his house. Police used a search warrant 48-year-old Jeno Peterson's home, finding methamphetamine, pot plants, and stuff used to grow mushrooms. Also guns and cash.


SEX TRAFFICKING -- Police have arrested a St. Cloud man as part of a sex trafficking investigation. 31-year-old John Rasmussen, jailed on second-degree sex trafficking.


SUICIDAL MAN -- Part of the Granite City Crossing Bridge on Division Street was closed Thursday night while police talked with a suicidal man. Police say that man IS now safe.


CRIME DOWN IN MINNESOTA -- Despite individual news stories, Minnesota officials say the crime rate in Minnesota has dropped to its lowest level in 50 years. So says data from the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension.


MINNEAPOLIS MINIMUM WAGE -- Minneapolis officials have voted to raise the city's minimum wage to $15 an hour over the next two years. The minimum wage in Minnesota now? $9.50 an hour.


GANDER MOUNTAIN -- So long, Gander Mountain. New brand owner Camping World will not reopen the Waite Park Gander Mountain store. saying they don't believe that store has a path to profitability. Camping World bought the brand after Gander filed for bankruptcy.

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