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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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What Do You Do Here In Minnesota When It’s Cold? Freeze Your Trampoline!

You've probably seen the weather trick where you take a cup of boiling hot water and toss it up in the air when temperature is way below zero, and the result is the water immediately vaporizing into steam. Well, here's another cool trick you can do here in Minnesota when the temperature is below zero: freeze your trampoline!

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When was the last time you paid $1.95 per gallon? It almost made filling up in the -16 degree wind chill worth it Monday morning!
When was the last time you paid $1.95 per gallon? It almost made filling up in the -16 degree wind chill worth it Monday morning!
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Rochester’s Falling Gas Prices: They’re Practically Giving It Away

It was only a little over a year and a half ago, in the spring of 2013, when gas prices here in southeastern Minnesota were hovering near the $4.25 a gallon mark. Thankfully, those days are gone, and as everyone has noted, just about everywhere in Rochester today you can fill up the family truckster for under $2 a gallon!

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Another Guinness World Record For Minnesota: Largest Ball of Paper!

We've had our share of Guinness World Records over the years here in Minnesota, from the world's largest cheeseburger, set in 2012 at Black Bear Casino, to the world's largest ball of twine, which held the world record from 1979 to 1994 in Darwin. But now we have another Guinness World Record to call our own here in the Land of 10,000 Lakes: Largest Paper Ball!

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What Was Rochester’s Top News Story of 2014?

With less than 36 hours left in 2014, it's always interesting to look back at the year that's drawing to a close. A lot has happened here in southeastern Minnesota over the last 365 days, from Mayo Clinic being ranked number-one in the nation, to new non-stop flights to Detroit out of Rochester International, to Michael's Restaurant announcing it's closing its doors. So just which stories were the most newsworthy this year?

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