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Curt St. John

Hey, it's Curt St. John here, and I'm excited to join the Quick Country 96.5 staff! Growing up, being on the radio is all I ever dreamed of doing. And, after a stint that required me to wear a bear suit to be the mascot for an AM station that aired Chicago Cubs games in my hometown of Wausau, Wisconsin, I finally DID end up on the radio, working weekends and overnights while I earned a BA from UW-Eau Claire. I next worked several radio jobs in Eau Claire, including hosting a morning show for about 15 years. (That's a lot of getting up at 3:20 am!) After I met my beautiful wife, we got married (in Jamaica) and moved here to Rochester, where my wife was already working, in April of 2012. In my spare time, I like to get out on the mountain bike, catch ‘House Hunters’ on TV and work on our next batch of home-brewed beer. And, now that I'm here in Minnesota, I'm an avid Twins and Wild fan-- although I do confess to still rooting for certain MLB, NFL, and Big 10 teams that hail from a state just east of here. I'm excited to keep you company in the afternoon and play the most continuous country on your way home!
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Dawn Of The Planet Of The…Pugs?

If you're an animal lover like me, you know that sometimes some of the best entertainment can be gleaned just by watching our animal companions.  Our dog, Chance, have given us many hours of entertainment with his goofiness. And, that's when he's not really doing anything other than being himself!  But what happens when you put your pets (if you have pugs, that is) in the middle of the plot for this weekend's biggest movie? You get, Dawn Of The Planet Of The Pugs!

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[video] MnDOT’s New Bridge Construction ‘Slide’

We've always said there are two season in Minnesota: Winter and road construction, right? So, I'm for any way MnDOT can actually speed up construction projects across the Land of 10,000 Lakes. One way is a new method of constructing bridges-- and according to MnDOT, they're using the 'slide' bridge deck technique on the Larpenteur Avenue bridge in St. Paul.

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Man Tries World’s Longest Water Slide! [Video]

If you're looking to cool off during our fleeting summer months, heading to Silver Lake or Soldier's Field Pool are always a good time. So is heading to Foster Arend Beach. Or maybe Soak City at Valley Fair. And if you've been to Wisconsin Dells -- America's Water Park Capital -- you know there are lots of water parks to keep you cool. But none of those locations has the World's Longest Water Slide!

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Best Birthday Ever: Dog Surprised With 100 Balls! [Video]

One of our dog, Chance's, favorite things in life is a chasing a ball, hopefully into the lake. Well, barking is right up there, too, but he REALLY loves balls. Tennis balls, rubber balls, squeaky balls, doesn't matter; he loves all of them.  So does Maymo, the dog in this video, I'm guessing. Which is why his owner decided to get him the best birthday present ever!

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