Townsquare Media St. Cloud News Reporter Jeff McMahon is a native of Niagara, North Dakota, and graduate of Minnesota State University – Moorhead. In addition to growing up on, and managing the family farm for more than four decades, he’s been around local radio since 1990. A coach at heart, he’s dabbled in high school and community theater directing, teaching, and (shudder) behind-the-wheel driving instruction. Jeff was named to “Who’s Who in American Agriculture” in 2011 and completed The Executive Program for Agricultural Producers (Austin, TX), the Lafayette Agricultural Trading Academy (Wayzata, MN), and the Emerging Digital Academy (Fargo, ND).
Ice Pancakes Spotted on Minnesota River
According to the Weather Channel, ice pancakes begin as a thin layer of ice or slush, also called “grease ice”, on the water’s surface.
Minnesota DPS Readies for New License Plate Demand
The Minnesota Department of Public Safety is gearing up for a series of new license plates that will be available starting in January.
Xcel Unveils Natural Gas Innovation Plan
If approved by the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission, the $58 million Natural Gas Innovation Plan in Minnesota expects to reduce or avoid 54,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide over the lifetime of the plan, the equivalent of taking 12,000 gas-powered cars off the road every year.
Canadian Oil Decline Leads Minnesota Exports Lower
Minnesota’s exports of agricultural, mining, and manufactured products fell 17% to $6.1 billion over the third quarter of 2022, due in part to a decline in oil exports to Canada.
Xcel Energy Fined for Monticello Permit Violation
MPCA officials claim Xcel Energy did not get the required aboveground storage tank major facility permit for more than 20 temporary tanks holding more than 1.4 million gallons.
Fatal Car Crash Southwest of Avon Wednesday
The Stearns County Sheriff’s Office responded to the crash on County Road 9, east of County Road 156, southwest of Avon at 9:47 Wednesday morning.
Man Charged After Vacation at Minnesota Nudist Club
A Wisconsin man has been charged with third-degree criminal sexual conduct after a visit to an Anoka County nudist camp.
Plane Makes Emergency Landing on Brooklyn Park Highway
A small aircraft was forced to make an emergency landing on County Road 81 near West Broadway.
Moose Turns Heads Across Central Minnesota – Fans Start Facebook Page
A Facebook group called “Central MN Moose on the Loose” has been tracking what appears to be a young moose since its first appearance on September 23rd in Alton, Iowa.
President Biden Pardons Two Minnesota-Grown Turkeys
President Joe Biden celebrated his 81st birthday with the annual Thanksgiving Turkey Pardoning Monday morning.
St. Cloud Police Find Body Near Mississippi River
St. Cloud Police are asking for tips on a body found Monday morning at the 10 block of 4th Avenue North.
(VIDEO) – MN PeeWee Hockey Parent Throws Insults, Change at Official
The bad behavior of a parent at a peewee hockey tournament has drawn the ire of high school officials statewide.
Walz Orders Flags at Half-Staff Through Monday
Minnesota Governor Tim Walz has ordered all U.S. and state flags at government buildings to be flown at half-staff in honor of the victims of the shooting in Lewiston, Maine.
Minnesota’s Hay Crop Surprises Growers
The USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service estimates the 2023 hay yields to be slightly larger than 2022 crops, but warns the drought will significantly reduce yields in Minnesota, Iowa, and Missouri.