Growing up, being on the radio is all I ever dreamed of doing. I started as the bear mascot for a station in my hometown of Wausau, Wisconsin, that aired Chicago Cubs games. I finally DID end up on the radio, working weekends and overnights while I earned a BA from UW-Eau Claire. I worked on the air in Eau Claire for nearly 20 years. After I met my beautiful wife, we got married (in Jamaica), and moved to Rochester in 2012. In my spare time, I like to get out on the mountain bike, catch House Hunters on TV or try one of Minnesota's many great craft beers. While I'm a Twins and Wild fan, I do confess to rooting for certain MLB, NFL, and Big 10 teams from a state just east of here. (You can take the boy out of Wisconsin, but you can't take the Wisconsin out of the boy!)
Curt St. John
The Best Cheese in the U.S. is Still Just A Short Drive From Rochester
After winning a prestigious national award in 2019, this cheese is still the reigning champion here in 2020, and you can find it not too far away from Rochester.
You Probably Don’t Know How the Zumbro River Got Its Name
The mighty Zumbro River winds its way through downtown Rochester and across much of southeast Minnesota. But the story of how it got its name is kind of embarrassing.
Minnesota DNR Releases First Fall Color Report
Even though it isn't official (at least according to the calendar, anyway) I guess it really IS fall in Minnesota.
Minnesota a Top State For Ordering Take-Out During Pandemic
Chalk up one more thing in which Minnesota is highly-ranked: ordering take-out while we've all been stuck at home.
Rochester Forestry Division Wants To Know What You Think
Got an opinion about the trees in a city park near your house or on the boulevard on your street? The Rochester Forestry Department wants to know what you think!
Minnesota’s ‘Worst Attraction’ Is An Hour Away From Rochester
It's just been named as the Worst Attraction in Minnesota in a new online social media poll, and it's only an hour away from Rochester. Do you know what it is?
Minnesota’s ‘Haunted Basement’ Attraction Needs Your Help
Many aspects of our lives have been impacted by the coronavirus and that includes one of Minnesota's most popular Halloween attractions, the Haunted Basement.
It’s True: Rochester Once Hosted the Minnesota State Fair
Of course, NO city gets to host the Minnesota State Fair this year, thanks to the coronavirus pandemic, but it is true Rochester once hosted the Great Minnesota Get-Together.
10 Things To Do Before Summer Slips Away in Minnesota
Here are ten different things I usually do (maybe you've done some already) before our fleeting warm weather season ends here in Minnesota.
Minnesota Street Sweeper Swallowed By Sinkhole
It's something you definitely don't see every day: a street sweeper swallowed up by a sinkhole!
Minnesota DNR Can Help You Make Money From Your Trees
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources could help you earn of few extra bucks, and all you need are the trees in your yard.
Swimming Not Advised at Rochester’s Cascade Lake Right Now
Improvements around this Rochester lake were just completed a little over a month ago, but now swimming is not advised at the Med City's newest park.
Five Facts You Didn’t Know About the Lake Zumbro Dam
It's been providing power-- as well as a lovely lake-- here in southeast Minnesota for over a century now. But how much do you know about the Lake Zumbro Dam?
Minnesota Magazine to Stop Publishing in August
It's been around for nearly a decade, but one Minnesota magazine says its August 2020 issue will be the last issue it publishes.