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
Minnesota’s Oldest Saloon Is Just an Hour Away (And It’s Open Again)
It's the oldest saloon still operating here in Minnesota, and after being shut down due to the coronavirus outbreak, it's back open again-- and it's just an hour away from Rochester.
MnDOT Issues ‘Turtle Advisory’ For Minnesota Roads and Highways
The Minnesota Department of Transportation is once again reminding us to be on the lookout for turtles on area roads and highways across the state.
Massive Mississippi River Mayfly Hatch Shows Up on Radar
In a year that's already seen a global pandemic, precipitation from a tropical storm, sure, let's add an insect hatch so big it shows up weather radar too.
It Hasn’t Been This Warm in Rochester Since Last July
It may only be early June, but things are going to get steam across southeast Minnesota today-- something we haven't done since LAST July.
The 9 Stages of The Minnesota Goodbye
It's a real phenomenon, one you might encounter sometime soon, now that our Stay-At-Home order has been lifted. It's the Minnesota Goodbye, and here's how it works.
Mystic Lake, Little Six Casinos Set Re-Opening Dates
If you're feeling lucky, there's good news as both Mystic Lake and Little Six casinos in Minnesota have announced when they're re-opening.
New Guidance for Camping, Outdoor Rec During Stay Safe Minnesota
Our Stay-At-Home order is expiring Sunday, and the state has released new guidelines for getting outdoors during our Stay Safe Minnesota order.
Minnesota Became a State 162 Years Ago Today
We were just a territory before that fateful day on May 11th, 1858, when Minnesota was finally admitted to the union.
Minnesota is The Safest Boating State In The Nation
Minnesota is once again rated as the top state in the country, this time when it comes to boating safety.
Rochester Could See Frost and Freezing Temperatures This Week
Just because it's the first week of May in southeast Minnesota doesn't mean Old Man Winter is done with us yet!
What’s the Most Popular Dog Breed in Minnesota?
There is no shortage of dogs here in the North Star State, but which breed is the most popular in Minnesota?
Could ‘Murder Hornets’ Now Be Headed to Minnesota?
As if we all don't have enough to worry about with the ongoing coronavirus, now we have word that the world's largest wasps have been spotted in the U.S.
Minnesota is Number-One For Fishing During COVID-19
Once again, Minnesota has topped another national list-- and this time it confirms our affinity for fishing!
USS Minnesota Named Best Ship in Atlantic Fleet
The number-one rankings keep coming in for the North Star State, including a new honor for Minnesota's namesake submarine.