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
Man Finds Brain While Walking Along Beach in Wisconsin
If the ongoing strange events of 2020 have caused you to lose your mind, you might want to check with James Senda... because he found an actual brain while walking on the beach in Wisconsin.
You’ve Probably Never Said Minnesota’s Most-Used Slang Word
A new survey has compiled a list of the Most Used Slang Words in each of the 50 states, but I'm going to guess you've probably not said the one they say is most-used here in Minnesota.
New Numbers Say Minnesota’s Obesity Rate Staying Steady
Obesity in Minnesota is staying the same-- or, it was, at least-- according to a new report. But there are concerns about what it might do during the coronavirus pandemic.
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.
72% of Minnesotans Would Give Up Alcohol To Keep Their Phone
Our phones are pretty much always with us these days, and a new survey shows we'd take some extreme measures in order to keep them right there by our side-- or in our hands.
Minnesota Firefighter Saves Man’s Life While On Vacation in Florida
Saving lives is something first responders often do while they're on the job, but one Minnesota firefighter did just that-- all while on vacation down in Florida.
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.
Fall Allergies Not As Severe This Year in Minnesota?
If you're usually reaching for another Kleenex this time of year due to those always-fun fall allergies, there's some good news this year 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.
High School Football Could Come Back Yet This Fall in Minnesota
There's been talk that the Big 10 football season might be restarted, and now there's also talk that high school football might also happen later this fall in Minnesota as well.