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Kettler Praises Supreme Court Decision

ST. CLOUD -- Local leaders are voicing their opinion on the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe vs. Wade this morning. Bishop Donald Kettler from the Diocese of St. Cloud praised this morning’s decision. Today’s decision by the U.S. Supreme Court is good news for the protection and...
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Waite Park Splash Pad Officially Opens

WAITE PARK -- The splash pad in Waite Park is officially opened for the season. The city announced the popular water feature at River's Edge Park opened earlier this week. The city delayed its opening due to a mechanical issue. The splash pad will be open daily from 11:00 AM...
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Sauk Rapids Crowns Its New Royalty

SAUK RAPIDS -- The Rapids River Days in Sauk Rapids kicked off Thursday night with the Miss Sauk Rapids Pageant. The event was held at 7:00 p.m. at The Waters Church in Sartell. The new Miss Sauk Rapids is Maggie Fernholz. The two new Princesses are Maycee Britz and Saige...

New Bank Coming to Downtown St. Cloud

ST. CLOUD -- A new bank is coming to downtown St. Cloud. Chase Bank is opening a branch at 211 5th Avenue South in the same building as Chipotle and Noodles and Company. Banking for Chase Market Director Andy Gahan says, “St. Cloud boasts an inviting, vibrant community with a diverse business and retail environment." Gahan says they'll be opening their first branch in St. Cloud later this year.

Rainfall Totals from Around the St. Cloud Metro Area

ST. CLOUD -- Some eye-popping rain totals are coming in from overnight. The Minnesota Climatology Office says the highest total they've seen so far is 7.4 inches of rain in Randall. Weather observes say 5.93 inches of rain fell northwest of Sartell, there are reports of 5.50 and 4.86 inches both from Sauk Rapids, 4.61 inches in St. Joseph, and 4.20 inches in St. Cloud.

Supreme Court Overturns Roe v. Wade

In a landmark decision on Friday, the U.S. Supreme Court is overturning Roe v. Wade, the decades-old ruling which legalized abortion nationwide. The decision came while the high court was considering a case out of Mississippi where the state attempted to ban abortion after 15 weeks. Conservative Justice Samuel Alito...

Financial Counselors See More Families

ST. CLOUD -- With the inflation rate at 8.6%, the highest since 1981, financial counselors have seen more families worried about their household budgets. Emily Bezdicek is a HUD-certified Financial and Housing Counselor with Catholic Charities in St. Cloud. She says the best thing to do now is compare how much your family spends versus last year.

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. The town was founded with the Church of St. Stephen in 1903 and incorporated in 1914. The town has a population of 851 and is located in northeast Stearns County.

Highway 10 North of Randall Closed Due to Flooding

RANDALL -- Residents in Randall in Morrison County are dealing with flooding issues Friday morning. The Morrison County Sheriff's Office says they are checking on residents in the community after heavy rain fell overnight. Also, flood waters have covered Highway 10 in both the northbound and southbound lanes. The Minnesota...

Liberty Block Party in St. Cloud Friday Night

ST. CLOUD - Granite City Days continues Friday evening with the annual Liberty Block Party at Whitney Park. The headliner is the Little River Band with the opening act Ambrosia. The concert is free to attend, it starts at 6:00 p.m. You're encouraged to bring a lawn chair. Granite City...

Heavy Rain Overnight Causes Flooding Around St. Cloud Metro

ST. CLOUD -- After several inches of rain fell overnight, there is a lot of street flooding in the St. Cloud metro area. The National Weather Service says St. Cloud officially had .79 inches of rain up until midnight on Thursday. They say we've had an additional 3.32 inches of rain since midnight (as of 6:00 a.m.) for a total of 4.11 inches of rain officially at the St. Cloud Regional Airport.