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
The Best Cheese in the U.S. is Still Just A Short Drive From Rochester
After winning a prestigious national award in 2019, this cheese is still the reigning champion here in 2020, and you can find it not too far away from Rochester.
Minnesota’s Most Popular HGTV Show Isn’t What You Think It Is
It seems like we can't get enough of all the home-selling and home renovation shows on HGTV. But the HGTV show most popular here in Minnesota might not be the one you're thinking it is.
Temperatures Set to Sharply Fall Again in Southeast Minnesota
Ah, fall in Minnesota... when the weather can be like July and then abruptly change to feel more like October, all in just a few days.
Will Minnesota Be Affected By U.S. Pumpkin Shortage This Year?
Some parts of the country are bracing themselves for a shortage of pumpkins this fall, but will Minnesota be affected?
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.
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.
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 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.
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.