I tell my friends “I’m very close to having seen and/or done it all”. A North Dakota farm kid that survived peeing on an electric fence. A radio DJ that ran a Sunday morning show under the air name “Skip Church”. Got a date with Carrie Underwood. Got stood up by Carrie Underwood. Retired from radio at 25 to go home and farm. Retired from farming at 46 and went back to radio. Divorced - two boys, (Drew and Gabe), two dogs (Reno, the Siberian Husky and Rorschach, the Dalmation) and a cat (Moody).
Walz Orders Flags at Half-Staff to Honor Feinstein
Governor Walz has ordered all U.S. and Minnesota flags to fly at half-staff immediately in honor of the life and legacy of Senator Dianne Feinstein.
Walz Lowers Flags Sunday for Fallen Firefighters
Minnesota Governor Tim Walz has ordered all U.S. and Minnesota flags flown at half-staff from sunrise until sunset this Sunday in honor of firefighters who have been killed or injured in the line of duty.
Walz Names Erin DuPree Director of Office of Cannabis Management
Erin DuPree is the founder, vice president of sales and operations, and head of research and development at Loonacy Cannabis Co. in Apple Valley. She’s also a consultant focused on assisting start-ups in the development phase of their business.
MN Department of Health Expands Virus Testing in the Twin Cities
Starting Friday, September 1st, samples of wastewater at the Metro Plant in St. Paul will be tested at the University of Minnesota Medical School and the Minnesota Department of Public Health’s Public Health Laboratory.
Record-Setting Year at the Minnesota Lottery
At the Minnesota Lottery, it was a year for the record books.
Target Recalls Scented Candles Over Burns and Cuts
Target is recalling more than 2 million Threshold scented candles.
MN Animal Health Issues New Canine Influenza Rules
The Minnesota Board of Animal Health is changing its guidance on canine influenza after case counts have slowed through the summer.
MN Dept. of Ag Offering Grants for Soil Health Equipment
Applications are now being accepted for the Minnesota Department of Agriculture’s Soil Health Financial Assistance Grants.
Salmonella Outbreak Reported in Twin Cities
The M-D-H says five illnesses caused by Salmonella have been reported in children aged three months to ten years old. The families of two children reported drinking unpasteurized milk, also known as raw milk. One of the children was infected with two types of E. coli in addition to Salmonella.
MN Group Sounds Alarm on Rising Natural Gas Rates
The Citizens Utility Board released the results of a study Thursday morning that finds spending by the state’s three largest gas utilities, CenterPoint Energy, Xcel Energy, and Minnesota Energy Resources, has more than tripled since 2013, and is on track to top $1 billion per year by 2030.