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

 

 

LOST BOY FOUND -- A 9-year-old Sauk Rapids boy is safe after getting upset with the adult he was with and ran into the woods Monday. That prompted a law enforcement search that ended when the boy eventually walked out of the woods on a trail and a firefighter found him.

 

AMBER ALERT -- An update on that Amber Alert that went off on your phone and TV this morning. The missing toddler from South Minneapolis is safe. His non-custodial father's in jail after stabbing the boy's mother in the leg and taking the child during a domestic dispute.

 

UNIVERSITY DRIVE -- Expect slow going on University Drive Wednesday. Bridge maintenance will reduce traffic to one lane either way between 5th Avenue South and Kilian Boulevard.

 

BIKING IMPACT -- A new study suggests biking is big business in Minnesota. The State Transportation Department study pegs cycling's economic impact in Minnesota at over three-quarters of a billion dollars each year. Plus, some 55-hundred Minnesota jobs are tied to the cycling industry.

 

BUILDING PERMITS -- A sign of the economy -- a 30-percent increase in single-family home construction permits in 2016 from the previous year. Multi-family construction permits remained steady.