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
Cicadas Are Bringing the Buzzing Back in Rochester
My wife and I heard it this weekend when we were having some coffee on our deck. It's a sure sound of late-summer here in southeast Minnesota: It's the buzzing of the cicadas.
Minnesota Ag Officials Identify Mystery Seeds Sent in Mail
Officials at the Minnesota Department of Agriculture think they've identified those mystery seeds that have been randomly showing up in the mail across the North Star State.
The Vikings Won’t Be Playing Any Preseason Games in 2020
Thanks to the ongoing coronavirus outbreak, you'll have four fewer chances to see the Minnesota Vikings this season.
Did An Alligator Once Live in Rochester’s Cascade Lake?
Cascade Lake in Rochester has been in the news recently but do you remember when it made news here in the Med City for having been home to an... alligator?
Low-Flying Helicopter Spotted Near Northwest Rochester
We often hear the sound of Mayo One flying over our house in Rochester, but this helicopter was louder and sounded WAAAY closer Tuesday night.
Swimming Not Advised at Rochester’s Cascade Lake Right Now
Improvements around this Rochester lake were just completed a little over a month ago, but now swimming is not advised at the Med City's newest park.
Five Facts You Didn’t Know About the Lake Zumbro Dam
It's been providing power-- as well as a lovely lake-- here in southeast Minnesota for over a century now. But how much do you know about the Lake Zumbro Dam?
No Other State Likes Ice Cream As Much As We Do in Minnesota
You scream, I scream we all REALLY scream for ice cream here in Minnesota-- at least according to this new survey, that is.
Minnesota’s Target Trying To Find Replacement For Plastic Bags
The ongoing coronavirus outbreak has lead to an increase in our use of plastic shopping bags. And Target is trying to do something about it.
Six Minnesota State Parks With Fewer Bugs This Summer
If you're looking to get out and enjoy the great outdoors and you don't want to turn into one big mosquito bite, here's some good news from the Minnesota DNR.