Jay Caldwell is the host of the WJON Morning News Watch, 5-10 weekday mornings. The program focuses on interaction with listeners both on air and online about what concerns them in Central Minnesota. Jay and his wife reside in St. Cloud and have since 1998. They raised their 2 boys who are now off to college starting their own adventures. Please tune in to the Morning News Watch for the latest news, sports, weather, entertainment and so much more.
Vikings Could Make a Move at Quarterback
The Vikings lost 12-10 Monday night to the Chicago Bears to drop to 6-6 on the season. Josh Dobbs threw 4 interceptions in the loss and talk of replacing him with either Nick Mullens or Jaren Hall has picked up.
Drought Likely to Affect Waterfowl Hunting in Minnesota
The early goose and teal seasons are set to begin September 2nd in Minnesota. Glen Schmitt from Outdoor News joined me on WJON. He explains the lack of rain in most parts of Central Minnesota will affect hunters and where birds will choose to locate. Schmitt...
New Incentive to Give Blood in Minnesota
The American Red Cross is reporting a shortfall of donations this summer. Sue Thesenga is the Regional Communications Manager for the American Red Cross in Minnesota and the Dakotas. She says it isn't unusual to see a decline in blood donations in the summer.
Why Use of Crossbows Are Controversial for MN Hunters
The Minnesota State legislature at this year's session made it legal for crossbows to be used during the archery deer hunt in Minnesota starting this September. Glen Schmitt from Outdoor News joined me on WJON. Prior to this year's decision by the Minnesota State Legislature people who were 60 years of age or older or had a disability would be allowed to use a crossbow.
Ways to Explore Minnesota Both In and Outdoors In June
The warm weather we've already received in Minnesota this summer has many of us focused on outdoor activities. Jake Juilot from Explore Minnesota joined me on WJON to talk about both indoor and outdoor activities Minnesotans can take part in yet this summer.
Longest Wait at a Traffic Signal in the State is in Central Minnesota
No one likes to wait at stop lights but the wait often times is less than you think it is. The longest wait in the state for a stop light is actually in Central Minnesota at the stop light in Royalton. Blake Redfield is the Traffic Systems Manager for both St. Cloud and Stearns County.
Viking Players Who May Not Return Next Season
The Vikings have some roster decisions to make this offseason after their season ended Sunday with a 31-24 loss to the New York Giants Sunday. Star Tribune Sports Columnist Jim Souhan joined me on WJON. He says the list of players who will either be gone from the roster or will take less money includes the following:
Defensive Coordinator Options for the Vikings
The Vikings' season ended Sunday with a 31-24 loss at home to the New York Giants in the wildcard round of the playoffs. The Giants moved the ball at will against the Minnesota defense but that isn't unusual because the Vikings have the 31st ranked defense out of 32 teams in the NFL.
Stearns County Deputy Uses Technology to Catch Burglary Suspect
Stearns County is using thermal imaging in squad cars. I was joined by Stearns County Sheriff Steve Soyka to talk about this. He says they've added this technology within the last two years and recently used this to find and arrest a burglary suspect in the Albany area.
Albany Tops Rochester Lourdes at State Tourney
The 4th seeded Albany girls basketball team defeated 5th seeded Rochester Lourdes 57-41 Wednesday night in the Class AA state tournament quarterfinals at Williams Arena.