Townsquare Media St. Cloud News Reporter Jeff McMahon is a native of Niagara, North Dakota, and graduate of Minnesota State University – Moorhead. In addition to growing up on, and managing the family farm for more than four decades, he’s been around local radio since 1990. A coach at heart, he’s dabbled in high school and community theater directing, teaching, and (shudder) behind-the-wheel driving instruction. Jeff was named to “Who’s Who in American Agriculture” in 2011 and completed The Executive Program for Agricultural Producers (Austin, TX), the Lafayette Agricultural Trading Academy (Wayzata, MN), and the Emerging Digital Academy (Fargo, ND).
Xcel Boasts 50% Clean Energy in New Report
Xcel Energy released the annual Sustainability Report today Tuesday, and it shows 53% of the power generation across eight states is carbon-free energy, compared to a nationwide average of 41%.
Xcel Has Tips To Stay Cool and Save Money This Summer
With a buildup of summer heat in the forecast, Xcel Energy has put together a list of ways to save money on your cooling costs.
Authorities Spreading the Word on Legal Cannabis
Recreational marijuana will become legal in Minnesota on August 1st, and the Benton County Sheriff’s Office is reaching out this summer to let everyone know the rules.
SD Governor Slams Target Donation to Native American Group
South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem has turned to social media over Target’s donation to a Native American charity that advocates for the return of tribal lands.
USDA Places Major Order of US Pork
The National Pork Producers Council has announced a big sale to the U.S. Government.
Minnesota Bans Non-Compete Agreements
A change in Minnesota law has banned non-compete clauses
Walz Signs Legal Cannabis Bill into Law
Minnesota Governor Tim Walz has signed a bill to legalize cannabis and provide for the expungement of cannabis convictions.
Target Recalls Scented Candles
Target stores have recalled more than 5 million candles because the candle’s jar can crack or break, causing burns and cuts.
Xcel Gets Grant for Next-Generation Battery System
Xcel Energy has picked up a $20 million grant for its proposed battery systems.
Spring Planting Progress Slow Across Minnesota
The latest report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture says there were no suitable days for fieldwork in April throughout Minnesota.