Whistle Stop

Whistle Stop [caption id="attachment_460" align="aligncenter" width="737" caption="The Southern Pacific Daylight speeds at full steam north to Fargo on October 13, 2009."][/caption]   [caption id="attachment_461" align="aligncenter" width="590" caption="The observation car of the SP 4449, departing St. Cloud shortly after noon. It was the first stop on a voyage between Minneapolis and... (continue reading...)

Whoa, Snow!

Whoa, Snow! [caption id="attachment_447" align="aligncenter" width="614" caption="An unseasonal early snowfall put a dusting over the city the evening of October 9th, 2009. An aerial shot here of St.Cloud,... (continue reading...)

Squad Cars Race To Motorcycle Crash

Squad Cars Race To Motorcycle Crash Two St. Cloud police squadcars and a Hiway patrol cruiser race through downtown St. Cloud early after midnight on October 10, 2009. The cars are speeding to Hiway 15 at Veteran’s Drive where there has been a motorcycle crash with injuries. The accident occurred a few hours into the first snowfall of the season which came unusually early this autumn. The tractor trailer in the video shot was not involved in the incident.    >>>VIDEO... (continue reading...)

One Last Look, The GRRL Demolition Begins Soon

One Last Look, The GRRL Demolition Begins Soon [caption id="attachment_425" align="aligncenter" width="590" caption="The old Great River Regional Library in St. Cloud."][/caption] The GRRL, which I frequented growing up, had a ceremony on October 4 to officially commence it's demolition. The space will be used for an expansion of the civic center. This photo is not a helicopter shot, rather it was taken from the roof of an adjacent parking ramp. Read about it at WJON.com >>>... (continue reading...)

October Helicopter View

October Helicopter View A view from above Hester Park in St. Cloud as rain inches closer. The Sherburne County Power Plant emits a huge plume of steam in the distance.   Click this link for a flowing view from the helicopter during a practice flight over Hester Park  today. VIDEO >>>... (continue reading...)

A Look Back: DeSoto Demolition On October 2, 2008

A Look Back: DeSoto Demolition On October 2, 2008 [caption id="attachment_405" align="alignnone" width="553" caption="By October 2, 2008, workers had completely removed the center span of the DeSoto... (continue reading...)

One Year Ago Today: The DeSoto Bridge Viewed From The Mississippi

One Year Ago Today: The DeSoto Bridge Viewed From The Mississippi [caption id="attachment_395" align="aligncenter" width="590" caption="By September 29, 2008, workers had completely removed the center spans of the DeSoto Bridge. On a barge anchored beneath it, torches were used to cut the beams to workable... (continue reading...)

September 24th, 2009. Granite City Crossing Bridge Construction

September 24th, 2009. Granite City Crossing Bridge Construction [caption id="attachment_386" align="aligncenter" width="585" caption="The state of construction on the Granite City Crossing bridge in St.Cloud, Mn on September 24,... (continue reading...)

September 23, 2008. Torches Cutting Apart the DeSoto Bridge.

September 23, 2008. Torches Cutting Apart the DeSoto Bridge.           This shot was taken from the ground as crews began to cut the DeSoto bridge to pieces, span by span. Flight Flash is producing a video that will commemorate the DeSoto bridge from demolition to construction of the new Granite City Crossing bridge. Stay tuned....     [caption id="attachment_376" align="aligncenter" width="429" caption="This is a current photo snapped a few days ago of the Granite City Crossing Bridge construction. (Photo... (continue reading...)

East St. Germain Hit-and-Run, Shots Fired

East St. Germain Hit-and-Run, Shots Fired  Late  Thursday evening on September 17, 2009, emergency services responded to the scene at E. St. Germain Street where an individual had been struck by a vehicle. During the event, a 15-year-old relative of the victim allegedly fired at the vehicle with a pistol. Again, Flight Flash has the exclusive photos as no other photojournalists were on scene. VIDEO At the scene:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NIFD17xV3Ow LEARN MORE AT WJON.COM... (continue reading...)