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
Is Our Snowfall Above or Below Average This Winter in Rochester?
Up until just a few weeks ago, there wasn't a lot of the white stuff on the ground throughout southeast Minnesota. Sure, that's changed in the past few days, but just how does our snowfall so far this season compare with a 'normal' year?
The NFL Is Erasing All Things Vikings From U.S. Bank Stadium
First, the Vikings suffered a heart-wrenching loss at Philadelphia in Sunday's NFC Championship Game (and had to endure some less-than-Minnesota-Nice Eagles fans), and now the NFL is scrubbing just about everything Vikings from our own home stadium.
This Minnesota ‘Cabin’ Can Be Yours For Just $8.5 Million
Maybe 'cabin' isn't the right word. If you're paying over $8 million dollars for a lakeside dwelling here in Minnesota, it's more like a mansion, not a cabin. Either way, though, this incredible property is up for sale right now.
Did This Delta Jet Land on a Downtown Street in Minnesota?
Sure, there was a lot of snow across Minnesota earlier this week, and, yes, the Minneapolis airport was closed for a few hours on Monday, but did that force a Delta jet to land right on a busy street in downtown Minneapolis? A picture making the rounds from a Twin Cities journalist makes the case th…
This Perfectly Sums Up How Minnesota Now Feels About Super Bowl LII
Once we knew things were headed south for the Vikings during Sunday's NFC Championship game, there came another sad reality Minnesotans were going to have to put up with: Not only were the Eagles going to the Super Bowl, but they were headed right back here to our backyard.
The Clock’s Ticking: Shovel Your Sidewalks in Rochester Before You’re Fined
That Winter Storm Warning may have officially ended Monday at midnight, but while it ended, the clock started ticking on the time you have to get you sidewalks cleared before the city of Rochester starts handing out fines.
We Could Use This Snow-Shoveling Dog in Rochester Today
Let's see: There's a Winter Storm Warning for southeastern Minnesota that's forecast to dump up to a foot of snow on our area. What we need is a dog like THIS one to grab his shovel and help get those sidewalks and driveways clear later today!
The Best Minnesota Way to Clear That Snow Pile at the End of Your Driveway
With a Winter Storm Warning in effect and a forecast that includes nearly 10 inches of snow, we'll be grabbing our shovels or snow blowers to get our driveways cleared out. And, we'll have to work extra hard to clear that big pile of wet, heavy snow the plow dumped at the end of your drive…
Floridians Struggling With Minnesota Winter Weather
Being able to exist in our brutally cold winters here in the Bold North is one of the badges of honor of living here in Minnesota. Well, that, and making fun of other parts of the country who can't quite handle even a little cold weather.
Could This Happen in Minnesota? Snow Car Fools Police
We probably haven't had a big enough winter storm with enough snow at one time so far this winter to allow this stunt to happen here. But keep in mind it's only January, and we're bound to get more of the white stuff. So maybe this COULD happen here.