I am the host of the WJON Morning News Watch, 5-10 weekday mornings. The listeners and I have healthy, fun and never negative conversations on WJON's 2-Cent Tuesday and What Up Wednesday. If you haven't checked it out, please do and find out how uplifting the shows can be. My wife and I reside in St. Cloud and have since 1998. We raised our 2 boys and little dog to be productive members of society.
Rox Lose High Scoring Affair to Express
The Rox lost 9-8 on the 4th of July at the Eau Claire Express. The Express scored 7 runs in the 3rd inning before St. Cloud took the lead at 8-7 with a 4-run 5th inning. Eau Claire scored a run in the bottom of the 5th inning to tie the game at 8 before surging ahead with a run in the 7th inning.
More Stolen Vehicles, Burglaries in St. Cloud
The St. Cloud Police Department is reporting a stolen vehicle on the 1400 block of 3rd Street North. The vehicle is a 2006 blue Chrysler Sebring with Minnesota license JBA 832.
Rox Clinch Playoff Spot With Win at Bismarck
The St. Cloud Rox blanked Bismarck 7-0 on the road last night to clinch the first half Great Plains West Division title. Joseph Battaglia combined with 3 relievers to throw the complete game shutout. Battaglia threw the first 6 innings with 4 hits allowed and 4 strikeouts.
Portions of Sartell Still Affected by Last Week’s Rain
Portions of the city of Sartell are still dealing with the effects of the heavy rains last week and earlier this spring. Sartell Mayor Ryan Fitzthum joined me on WJON today. He says the significant rainfall last Thursday evening that fell not only in the immediate area but to the north near Bakers Lake area has impacted Sartell because the rain to the north always rushes south as it makes its way to the Mississippi River.
Big Lake Police Looking to Identify an Individual; Theft in Stearns County
The Big Lake Police Department would like help to ID the person in the photos above. If you can help ID them please call Big Lake PD at 763-251-2996 or report the information anonymously to Tri-County Crimestoppers.
St. Cloud Schools Focused on Keeping Students In the District For High School
St. Cloud School's are transitioning from Willie Jett as the District 742 Superintendent to Laurie Putnam. Putnam, who had been the Assistant Superintendent, will become the new school district Superintendent Friday July 1st but has been transitioning into that role for the past few months.
St. Stephen, Minnesota in Pictures [GALLERY]
St. Stephen has a population of 851 people. They are this week's focus on WJON's Small Town Friday feature.
Small Town Friday: St. Stephen and Their Slovenian History
WJON is featuring small towns in Central Minnesota once a month on a Friday. The first edition of "Small Town Friday" focuses on the town of St. Stephen. St. Stephen is the oldest Slovenian population in the United States.
No Wolf Hunting Season in Minnesota Anytime Soon
The Minnesota DNR released a draft of its wolf management plan last week. Glen Schmitt from Outdoor News joined me on WJON this week. He says this it the first update since the initial plan was enacted in 2001. The plan does include options for hunting and trapping if certain benchmarks are met.
Theft From Vehicle in Waite Park
Another theft from vehicle reported by Waite Park police. Alicia Mages from Tri-County Crimestoppers joined me on WJON. On the 10 block of 2nd Avenue South at a business in Waite Park someone left their purse in their vehicle and the vehicle was unlocked. The purse was stolen along with an Iphone Pro Max.
Rox Top Willmar to Improve to 15-3
The St. Cloud Rox won 11-4 at Wilmar Sunday to improve to 15-3 on the season. The Rox got 2 homer runs and 6 RBIs from Charlie Condon, John Nett added 3 hits, 3 runs scored and a RBI, and Camden Hayslip doubled, tripled and drove in 3 runs for St. Cloud.
How to Find Fish in Central Minnesota with Warmer Weather Coming
Warmer weather means a different strategy on how to catch fish in Central Minnesota.