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Longest Wait at a Traffic Signal in the State is in Central Minnesota

No one likes to wait at stop lights but the wait often times is less than you think it is. The longest wait in the state for a stop light is actually in Central Minnesota at the stop light in Royalton. Blake Redfield is the Traffic Systems Manager for both St. Cloud and Stearns County. He says the stop light in Royalton on Highway 10 and East Centre Street is the longest wait in the state at 5 minutes for those on the cross street, East Centre Street. This doesn't mean you'll always wait 5 minutes but during the busiest times of year during the spring, summer and fall, that could be the case.
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Could Minnesota’s International Eelpout Festival Be Making A Return?

The International Eelpout Festival, which called Walker, Minnesota, home for 40 years, might be making a comeback after a couple-year hiatus. Fans of the annual winter on-ice party on Leech Lake off the shore of Walker were disappointed by the news in early 2020 that the event would be canceled. The 2020 festival, which had been scheduled for February 20-23, was called off in early January. Contrary to what canceled many events in 2020, organizers decided to pull the pin on the event due to other factors.

Wind Chill Advisory Issued For Central Minnesota

(KNSI) – Minnesota’s recent blast of arctic air will stick around a little longer. The National Weather Service in Chanhassen has issued a wind chill advisory for Benton, Kandiyohi, Morrison, Sherburne, Stearns, and Wright Counties from 6:00 p.m. Monday to 10:00 a.m. Tuesday. Central Minnesota can expect wind...

Gabby Fineday breaks Cass Lake-Bena scoring record

Jan. 27—Cass Lake-Bena girls basketball sophomore guard Gabby Fineday scored 58 points against Laporte on Tuesday in Cass Lake, breaking the CLB single-game scoring record by a girls player. Amanda Gehrke previously held the record with 55.

USDA Awards $22.7 Million Loan to Beltrami Electric Cooperative

BEMIDJI, MN (KDLM/MNN) – The Beltrami Electric Cooperative is getting a $22 million loan to connect nearly 1,500 customers and improve 225 miles of line in northern Minnesota. The USDA says the funding includes $1.3 million for smart grid technologies in rural areas. Beltrami Electric serves almost 22,000 consumers...

Winter Weather Advisory in effect for early Friday

(Undated)--The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for most of west central Minnesota until Friday at 12 p.m. Officials say look for light snow to continue early Friday, but with winds gusting to 45 mph it will cause travel difficulties and reduced visibility across the area. For...

Where Is The Best Place To Get A Bloody Mary In Central Minnesota?

Last night we held an informal poll on our social media page, asking you where the best place was to get a bloody Mary in Central Minnesota. Like always you did NOT disappoint! There were nearly 200 comments and suggestions by this morning and it seemed that many of you were recommending a handful of places. The one place that seemed to stand out the most in your comments is the Mill Creek Inn in Buffalo!


The Crookston Pirate Boy’s Hockey team is looking to break a six game losing streak tonight, and it couldn’t come at a better time, as they will meet Section 8A opponent Park Rapids this evening. Crookston is 2-15 this season but the two teams met earlier in the season and the Pirates were able to edge the Panthers at the Crookston Sports Center for a 3-2 victory. The Panthers are on a tear right now winning their last seven games, bringing their record to 11-5 on the season. We will have the game on KROX Radio starting with the RiverView Health pregame show at 6:30 p.m. and the drop of the puck at 7:00 p.m. from Park Rapids. You can listen on 1260AM/105.7FM, or 92.1FM in Grand Forks & East Grand Forks. You can also listen anywhere at any time by clicking Listen Live at the top of this page.

Steer’s 28-points leads the Nuggets over Park Rapids Area; closing in on 1,000 career points

HAWLEY, MN (KRCQ/KDLM) – A Saturday afternoon matinee matchup in Hawley featured the Nuggets hosting the Park Rapids Area Panthers in girls basketball with Hawley beating Park Rapids 62-58. Park Rapids used a 9-0 run to open a double-digit lead in the first half, but the Nuggets battled back to get within five points at the half, 30-25. The two teams had three ties in the second half, the last one at 51-51. From there the Nuggets went on a 11-7 run to close out the game.

Authorities Asking for Tips in Ongoing Drug Investigation

BEMIDJI (WJON News) -- Authorities are asking for the public’s help in an ongoing north-central Minnesota drug investigation. Narcotics investigators are looking for information regarding a spike in drug overdoses in Beltrami, Cass, and Hubbard counties. According to the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, authorities have responded to 35 overdoses, nine of which were fatal, in Bemidji alone since the start of December.

10 Central Minnesota Teachers Named to Teacher of the Year List

ST. PAUL (WJON News) -- Ten central Minnesota teachers have joined a list of over 130 candidates nominated to become the 2023 Minnesota Teacher of the Year. Nine teachers from the Sartell-St. Stephen School District and one teacher from the Sauk Rapids-Rice school district are hoping to be named the 59th Minnesota Teacher of the Year.

Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Minnesota Transform Portion of Crossroads Mall Into an Art Gallery

(KNSI) — Local young artists have their work on display at the Crossroads Center mall. The annual Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Minnesota art gallery is hanging in the hallway outside JCPenney, with nearly 150 pieces made by club members in grades K-12. A recognition ceremony will take place Wednesday at 6:15 p.m. next to the exhibit for all participants.

CLC Early Childhood Education alumna opens early learning center

CLC alumna Morgan Dabill recently opened Wild Roots Early Learning Center in Pine River. While at CLC, she received a certificate in Special Education in 2017; an Associate’s Degree in Early Childhood Education in 2018; and a Business Assistant certificate in 2021. Here is how she got to where she is today:

A couple opportunities for light snow this week

AFTERNOON/TONIGHT: This afternoon there will be some lingering light flurries in a few spots, but little accumulation is expected. Tonight we will have mostly cloudy skies with light northwest winds. Some lake flurries are possible along the South Shore. Lows will be in the single digits and lower teens. TUESDAY:...