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
February Cold Could Be Bad News for Minnesota’s Emerald Ash Borer
Nobody really likes an extended bout of below zero temperatures in Minnesota, but it could result in good news for ash trees-- because it might have been BAD news for those invasive emerald ash borers this year.
Minnesota’s Jessie Diggins Wins Cross-Country Ski World Cup Title
Minnesota's own Jessie Diggins has just become the first U.S. woman to EVER win the Cross-Country Skiing World Cup Title over in Italy.
New Campground to Open at Minnesota’s Split Rock State Park
Minnesotans loved getting out into the great outdoors SO MUCH last year that a new campground is being built at one of the state's most popular areas.
Minnesota Bill Would Allow Twins to Play Home Games in Wisconsin
Could the Minnesota Twins play their home games this season... in Wisconsin? They could if a bill proposed Friday is signed into law in Minnesota.
Rochester’s Most Annoying Intersections
We travel on them nearly every day. Yet, this collection of intersections here in Minnesota's Med City can cause an undue amount of stress... because they are the Most Annoying Intersections in Rochester!
Gas Prices Highest in 2 Years in Minnesota– and Headed Higher
Gas prices are higher in Minnesota right now than they were before the pandemic hit last year-- and they're likely to head even higher.
Not Playing the National Anthem Could Soon Be Illegal in Wisconsin
Playing the National Anthem before sports events here in the U.S. has been a tradition for a while now. But a new proposal over in Wisconsin could make it ILLEGAL to skip playing the Star-Spangled Banner.
Plan to Spend More Time in Line at MSP If You’re Flying in March
While overall air travel was WAY down in 2020, there are signs that March could be the busiest since the pandemic started at Minnesota's biggest airport.
Target’s Sales in 2020 More Than Last 11 Years Combined
While the economic fallout caused by the pandemic has taken its toll on many businesses in Minnesota, it actually helped Target have a record year in 2020.
Three Minnesota Restaurants on ’50 Best Burgers in America’ List
If you like a good burger (and who doesn't?) you can find three of the 50 Best Burgers in America right here in Minnesota.
What Type of Events Should Rochester’s Mayo Civic Center Host?
Just what type of events would you like to see take place at Mayo Civic Center here in Rochester? That's the question local tourism leaders are asking in a new survey.
TSA Looking to Hire Airport Security Officers in Minnesota
Even though travel at airports is still way down, thanks to the pandemic, the TSA is looking to hire more officers this year-- including here in Minnesota.
Porch Pirates Caught on Camera in Northwest Rochester
People stealing packages from the front steps of houses usually spikes around the holidays but porch pirates have been recently caught on camera here in one Rochester neighborhood.
Minnesota Woman a Big Winner at Las Vegas Casino
There's nothing like a little luck when you're at the casino, as one Minnesota woman found out when she won big out in Las Vegas recently.