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Father & Daughter Cycle Across America For Veterans- Arriving in Central Minnesota Friday

Don and Liz Coffee are close to hitting their goal of raising $5,000 for The Wounded Warrior Project, as they cycle their way across America, nearly 3800 miles in just 90 days, all in an effort to give back to the servicemen and women who served and sacrificed for our freedoms. They are cycling specifically in honor of their brother/son, Tom who was not severely injured during his time in the service, but who lost so many friends through his years as an Army Ranger.
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Minnesota Wild Welcome New Team Dog Broosky – Say Goodbye To Kevin Fiala

Isn't he adorable? Meet Brooksy. He's the newest team dog of our Minnesota Wild through the NHL Adopt-A-Dog program. Broosky is a 5-month-old Labrador Retriever who will soon have a very important job. He is going to be training over the next year or so, to be a service dog for an honorably discharged service veteran, firefighter, or police officer who is suffering from PTSD, otherwise known as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, through Soldier 6, a Minnesota based non-profit group that trains dogs to be service canines.

Delano Crash Sends Drivers to Hospital

DELANO -- A two-vehicle crash North of Delano sent both drivers to the hospital. Officials from the Minnesota State Patrol say about 4:30 Wednesday afternoon a Ford Escape, driven by 26-year-old Matthew Hendrickson of Cokato was driving east on Highway 12 when he collided with a westbound Ford Edge driven by 51-year-old Tamara Schaust of Delano.

General Mills Warns of Higher Costs

UNDATED -- The price of your morning Cheerios is going up. General Mills held its investor webcast Wednesday and announced a profitable 2022, but warned against inflation-related cost hikes in 2023. Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Jeff Harmening says the company will also continue to feel the effects of the...

Are You Looking For Something To Do This Long Holiday Weekend?

So by now you probably have a good idea of what you are doing this weekend, a long weekend with the 4th of July falling on Monday, but if you don't here's an idea that could be rewarding for someone who goes. After this Saturday's Twins game, there will be a 2-hour concert at a nearby bar where you can win Alan Jackson tickets, amongst other things, and still, be home by 9p!

Legion Baseball Scores – June 21st-28th

The Cold Spring Legion defeated their rivals the Sartell Legion, in a very good ball game, backed by eight hits, including a pair of doubles and a couple of potential ESPN highlight plays. In the bottom of the 9th inning Sartell had two on and no one out. There was a ball hit to the warning track in left center field and the ball was caught and a runner Double off of first base. It looked like Buxton of the Twins in center field. The starting pitcher for Post #445 was Evan Acheson, he threw five innings to earn the win. He gave up four hits, three runs, four walks and he recorded two strikeouts. Chandler Dumonceaux threw 1 2/3 innings in relief, he gave up three hits, one run, two walks and he recorded a strikeout. Cole Fuchs closed it out with 1/3 of an inning in relief, he recorded a strikeout.

Gophers’ Steveson Named Big Ten Male Athlete of the Year

MINNEAPOLIS -- University of Minnesota wrestler Gable Steveson has been named the 2021-2022 Big Ten Male Athlete of the Year. Steveson is just the fifth Golden Gopher to be named the conference's top male athlete in the 41-year history of the award. The other winners are gymnast John Roethlisberger in 1993, hockey player Jordan Leopold in 2002, wrestler Damion Hahn in 2004, and wrestler Cole Konrad in 2007.

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. He says that is traditionally where they see the flooding.

Herberger School Names New Dean

ST. CLOUD - This fall, the Herberger School of Business at St. Cloud State University will have a new leader. Dr. Katherina Pattit has been named the next dean of the Herberger School of Business. Dr. Pattit has been at the University of St. Thomas since 2008, where she is a professor and department chair in the Ethics and Business Law Department.

SCSU Grant Helps Prepare High-Tech Workers

ST. CLOUD -- Two local companies have been awarded grants to help train the next generation of skilled workers. Grede Casting earned a grant of $300,000 while SCR (St Cloud Refrigeration) is awarded a $250,000 grant to provide customized training to strengthen their workforce. St. Cloud State University’s Center for...