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’s Largest Employer is Right Here in Rochester
When Minnesota makes a national list, it's usually only because of something that has to do with the Twin Cities. But not on THIS list.
Minnesota is the Least-Stressed State in the Country
It's affecting all of our lives, but apparently the ongoing coronavirus outbreak isn't as stressful for us here in Minnesota as it is in other states.
Five Signs From Rochester’s Past That Are Still Present
If you're history buff, there are signs all around Rochester that tell a tale about our city's past, while here in the present.
Minnesota One of Top States for Overeating During COVID-19
The results are in, and Minnesota has just been rated one of the top states in the country when it comes to overeating during the coronavirus outbreak
Non-Native ‘Stink Bugs’ Could Be Big in Minnesota This Year
All our snow hasn't even melted yet, but there's already a warning about a new non-native bug that's set to invade the Land of 10,000 Lakes later this spring-- and it stinks.
What is an ‘Essential Business’ in Minnesota During COVID-19?
Minnesota Governor Tim Walz hasn't issued a 'shelter in place' order for Minnesota yet, but if he does, only essential businesses will be allowed to stay open. So just what is an essential business?
Minnesota One of Top States For Social Distancing
Not that it's a surprise, but Minnesota is doing a pretty good job at social distancing during the ongoing coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak.
Hair, Nail Salons Also Ordered To Close in Minnesota
Chalk up one more thing the on-going battle with the coronavirus has closed in Minnesota: Hair and nail salons!
What’s Up with Slowpoke Rochester Drivers Merging onto Hwy-52?
One of my driving pet peeves isn’t those people who blow by you going way faster than you are, but instead, it's the drivers who insist on driving way slower.
Plummer Building Joins Other Minnesota Buildings Lit in Blue
You might have noticed the iconic Mayo Clinic Plummer Building lit up in blue this Monday night and Tuesday. Here's why the Rochester landmark was looking... blue.