Here's a WJON FlashBriefing for May 9, 2017.



SHERIFF CANDIDATES -- Stearns County Commissioners have chosen three finalists to interview to fill the Sheriff's job, after John Sanner retired last month. They are Acting Sheriff Bruce Bechtold, Waite Park Police Chief Dave Bentrud and former Dakota County Sheriff Don Gudmundson.


DRIVER FALLS ASLEEP -- A Princeton man was hurt when he fell asleep behind the wheel and crashed his vehicle through the median, oncoming traffic and finally the ditch on Highway 169 in Sherburne County. 20-year-old Tristan Phipps -- with NON life-threatening injuries.


BUDGET BILLS -- Dead on arrival. Governor Mark Dayton says he'll veto every budget bill the Republican legislature sends him. That after the Republican House and Senate abandoned negotiating with him and are trying to pass bills that haven't been agreed to with the Governor first.


COBORN'S GIFT -- The late grocery store chain CEO Dan Coborn left over a half-million dollars to the Coborn Cancer Center, part of CentraCare Health. Coborn's son Chris made the estate gift donation saying his dad cared deeply about the community he called home.


SARTELL HIGH SCHOOL GROUNDBREAKING -- And construction is underway on a nearly 90-million dollar new Sartell High School. The 290-thousand square foot building is expected to open in the fall of 2019.


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