Here's a WJON FlashBriefing for September 19, 2017.



SEVERE WEATHER -- We're under a slight risk of severe weather tonight as storms in western Minnesota sweep through central and eastern Minnesota. Rain -- and lots of it -- returns this weekend. We could see 2 or 3-inches. Some areas might see as much as 6-inches.


TEAR DOWN ORDER -- A judge has ordered the owners of a brand new home on Grand Lake in Rockville -- to tear it down. That's because the judge found Kathleen Mimbach and Matt Mimbach did not remodel their cabin with a new addition, as their building permits allowed. Instead, the judge found they tore down the old structure and built a brand new, much larger home. Even when they were warned they weren't allowed to. A lawyer for the Mimbachs says they'll likely appeal the decision.


GOODBYE SMILEY -- Waite Park's iconic yellow smiley water tower is going away. The city council Monday -- approving a repainting job. But instead of smiley, it'll be painted out with Waite Park's new city logo. Smiley's been Waite Park's logo since 1970.


WAFFLE IT -- One of St. Cloud's newest breakfast hang-outs has moved. Waffle-It is still in the Centennial Plaza -- but a few doors down. A bigger space and an open kitchen.


DAY OF CARING -- Hundreds of Central Minnesota volunteers will fan-out across the area Thursday for the United Way's "Day of Caring." 625 volunteers will help accomplish over 75 projects.


BEST MINNESOTA TOWN -- St. Cloud's one of 10 finalists in Minnesota Monthly magazine's "Best Minnesota Town" contest. You can vote up to 10 times a day online through October 13th. The winning town gets a feature in the magazine, a media campaign worth more than $50,000 AND a big party.


JOHNNIES-TOMMIES AT TARGET FIELD -- The largest crowd to ever watch a Division 3 football game gathers at Target Field Saturday to watch St. John's and St. Thomas battle it out. 33,000 tickets sold so far. It's the first football game ever at Target Field.

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