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Twenty Things We Should Be Busy Bragging About in Minnesota

Here are the top-20 things that we Minnesotans should be bragging about (but don't because it's not 'Minnesota Nice.') Honorable mention goes to Betty Crocker, Buffalo Wild Wings, the oxygen mask, Judy Garland, Zubaz, masking tape, Green Giant, Garrison Keilor & A Prairie Home Companion, roller blades, the stapler, Bob Dylan, automatic retractable seat belt, My Pillow, Malt-O-Meal, water skis, F. Scott Fitzgerald, bundt cakes, Schwan's, the snowmobile, Wheaties, Tonka Trucks, Tater Tot Hotdish, Red Wing Boots, Funfetti, and Prince.
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Joetown Rocks Returns to St. Joseph this Weekend

ST. JOSEPH -- After a two-year hiatus, Joetown Rocks is back. The festival kicks off this Sunday with the gates opening at 5:00 p.m. The music begins at 6:00 p.m. with the St. Joseph Catholic School Kids. Other bands include Miss Darling Jane, Quinn Sullivan, and at 8:45 p.m. the Killer Vees with Edan Everly. Edan Everly is the son of Don Everly of the Everly Brothers. The fireworks will be at 10:15 p.m. on Sunday.
SAINT JOSEPH, MN

SCTCC Hosting Three-Hour Health Care Career Discovery Workshop

ST. CLOUD -- Are you interested in a career in healthcare, but need more information first?. St. Cloud Technical and Community College is hosting a free Health Care Discovery event this week. The event will provide the opportunity to explore career options, learn about job openings in the area, and meet with employers from local long-term care facilities, clinics, and pharmacies.
SAINT CLOUD, MN

Small Chances for Severe Weather this Week

UNDATED -- Isolated severe thunderstorms are possible both Tuesday and Wednesday afternoon. After last week's heavy rain, St. Cloud has now officially had 5.11 inches of rain so far this month. That's 1.87 inches above normal. We are 6.35 inches above normal for precipitation for the entire year so far.
SAINT CLOUD, MN

Random Act of Kindness Helps Flood Relief Efforts in Randall

Morrison County Sheriff Shawn Larsen shared a tremendous feel-good story over the weekend from Randall. Thursday night (June 23rd) brought over a foot of rain to the Randall area and left roadways flooded into Monday morning on some parts of Hwy 10. It also left most of the businesses in the town closed Friday and into the weekend.
RANDALL, MN

Dairy Farmers Make Their Case in Congress

WASHINGTON D.C. -- The dairy industry is taking their case to congress. As part of the Farm Bill discussions, University of Minnesota Extension Dairy Economist Marin Bozic spoke to the U.S. House Agriculture Committee. He explained the problems local dairy farms have switching to a different processor. Today it is...
CONGRESS & COURTS

$1M, $50K Powerball Tickets Sold in Minnesota

UNDATED -- We had a pair of big winning Powerball tickets sold in Minnesota for Saturday night's drawing. The Minnesota State Lottery says a winning $1 million ticket was sold at the HolidayStation Store at 2432 London Road in Duluth. Also, a winning $50,000 ticket was sold at a Marathon...
DULUTH, MN

St. Cloud Celebrates Granite City Days With Parade [PHOTOS]

ST. CLOUD -- The city-wide summer celebration in St. Cloud continued Saturday with the annual Granite City Days Parade. This year’s route weaved through downtown from St. Cloud Hospital to the St. Cloud Public Library. Local businesses, schools, and organizations of all kinds gathered for nearly two hours of free family fun. Six marching bands performed from central Minnesota and beyond.
SAINT CLOUD, MN

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...
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Minnesotans Asked to Leave Porch Lights on in Honor of Missing Long Prairie Woman

Minnesotans are being asked to leave their porch lights on overnight this weekend in honor of Jodi Huisentruit. On June 27th, 2022 it will mark the 27th anniversary of Long Prairie woman Jodi Huisentruit being abducted on her way to work in Mason City, Iowa. This year is especially hard considering Jodi was 27 when she was taken. The team that has dedicated its time to solving this case, FindJodi, is asking people to leave their porch lights on through June 27th in memory of the missing news anchor.
LONG PRAIRIE, MN

Severe Thunderstorm Watch Issued for Central Minnesota

UNDATED - The National Weather Service has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Watch for much of central Minnesota including Stearns, Benton and Sherburne counties, until 1:00 a.m. Friday. A west-to-east band of storms should develop from western to central Minnesota Thursday evening. The main threats with these storms will be large...

FDA Orders Removal of All Juul E-Cigs From U.S. Market

The FDA has said farewell to Juul product sales in the United States. Thursday morning, the Food and Drug Administration announced that Juul electronic cigarettes and vaping devices must be pulled from the market in the United States. According to KWQC, the FDA examined an application from Juul to keep...
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Counselors Find More Families Seeking Budgeting Help

ST. CLOUD -- With the inflation rate at 8.6%, the highest since 1981, financial councilors 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...
SAINT CLOUD, MN