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



AIR QUALITY -- The MPCA says air quality in the St. Cloud area and eastward isn't great this week. Blame it on smoke from a distant fire and lots of sunshine and high temperatures. Unhealthy levels for folks sensitive to air quality changes.


TEEN FOUND -- That missing 15-year-old girl last seen in Buffalo Sunday has been found safe, in Iowa. Anna Marie Thorson has cognitive and emotional issues making it hard for her to recognize danger.


MOTORCYCLIST HURT -- A motorcycle crash sent a St. Cloud man to the hospital Thursday morning. 64-year-old Bradly Isberner, went into the ditch off Highway 95 in Princeton.


STOLEN FLATBED -- Anyone see a stolen flatbed trailer? Taken from Burski Excavating in Rice over the weekend. 24-foot long trailer with Minnesota plates 964-2CRT. If you see it, call the Benton County Sheriff's department.


AMAZON HEADQUARTERS -- Governor Mark Dayton says the state will be "restrained" in using tax dollars in trying to lure Amazon to build its second headquarters in Minnesota. Officials from both Target and Best Buy -- headquartered in Minnesota -- expressing concern over using taxpayer money to lure a competitor to them, here.


TAKIN' IT TO THE STREETS -- Downtown St. Cloud should be a lot of fun Saturday night with Pioneer Place's annual "Takin' It to the Streets" outdoor music festival. Lots of music, food vendors, beer gardens and more. Plus, newly-paved street, sidewalks and lighting on 5th Avenue.


DIAMOND RIO -- Also, Saturday night -- country supergroup Diamond Rio is playing at Rollies. It's the annual Sauk Rapids Fire Department benefit.

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