Here's a WJON FlashBriefing for May 12, 2017.



GOVERNOR'S FISHING OPENER -- St. Cloud is out to impress the state's media, in town for the Governor's Fishing Opener this weekend. As many as 200 Minnesota media personalities are in town, broadcasting live and talking about all that St. Cloud has to offer.


J-L BEERS CLOSING -- Not everyone's talking about St. Cloud in glowing terms, though. The owner of downtown St. Cloud's J-L Beers blasted the city this week, in announcing the bar and restaurant is closing at the end of the month. Lance Thorson says city officials have not given a lot of attention to important downtown issues, like parking and safety. City leaders say his criticism comes as a surprise.


ASIAN BISTRO -- While J-L Beers closes, crews are working to finish work on another restaurant, set to open next month. Hajime Asian Bistro -- a new Asian and sushi restaurant -- will open in St. Cloud's west-end.


HIT AND RUN ARREST -- Sauk Rapids police got a tip about that black Ford Fusion involved in a hit-and-run last weekend. And now they've arrested 31-year-old Christopher Eagle on gross misdemeanor charges of leaving the scene of an accident.


FATAL CRASH -- A 22-year-old Zimmerman man is dead after a head-on crash Thursday night. Tim Morgan died at the scene, just south of Princeton, when his car struck a jeep. Two people in the other car were hurt. NON life-threatening injuries for them.


STAMP OUT HUNGER -- Area Postal Service letter carriers are holding their 25th annual Stamp Out Hunger food drive Saturday. You can donate by leaving a grocery bag with non-perishable foods by your mailbox, or bring donations to your local post office. Letter carriers picked-up some 30-thousand pounds of food in last year's drive in the St. Cloud area. Donations go to local food shelves.

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