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 Arboretum in Running to Repeat as ‘Best Garden’ in Country
The Minnesota Landscape Arboretum-- outdoor gardens, woods and trails in the Twin Cities-- is in the running to keep its number-one ranking in the country.
How Did Minnesota’s Zumbro River Get Its Name?
The Zumbro River winds its way throughout southeast Minnesota, and while we're all fairly familiar with it, have you ever wondered just how it got its name?
As Well As Spring Weather, These Are Back in Minnesota Too
It seems like we just can't catch a break. First, we had record-setting cold and snow in April, and now, just when the spring weather is back, so are the bugs.
At Least We Didn’t Have This in Minnesota This Spring
The Spring of 2018 has been a challenging one here in Minnesota with both record cold and record amounts of snow. But at least we didn't have to deal with this.
Bill Would Make Early School Start Times Illegal in Minnesota
Many parents find there are few things more difficult than getting kids up for school. And now a new bill could regulate school start times across Minnesota.
Minnesota-Flavored Malt Finalists Named for This Year’s State Fair
The Dairy Goodness Bar announced its three finalists for the 2018 Flavor of the Fair at this year's State Fair, and they have Minnesota written all over them!
Minnesota Airline Under Fire For Stranding Passengers in Mexico
Saturday's freak April blizzard in Minnesota caused travel plans across the state to be changed. But one Minnesota-based airline is catching a lot of flack for stranding passengers in Mexico during the snowstorm.
MnDOT Proves There Really Are Only Two Seasons in Minnesota
You've the joke about there being only two seasons in Minnesota (winter and road construction), right? Well, MnDOT is out to prove that saying true later today.
Could These Minnesota Counties and Cities BE Any More Confusing?
I've been a resident here for six years now and have prided myself on learning Minnesota's geography. But what's up with these confusing cities and counties?
Here’s How Much This Latest Winter Storm Could Dump on SE MN
We've dodged several bullets lately when it has come to springtime winter storms, but our luck could finally run out with another storm that's taking aim at our area.