Became a member of the WJON crew during the summer of 2013. Reporting on education, local business, Cold Spring and St. Joseph. Reach out to me with your story ideas and feedback: Dan@wjon.com or 320-257-7205. Always love hearing from listeners and the community. Outside of news I enjoy running outdoors, reading a good book, watching the Twins and Vikings break my heart, traveling and spending time with friends and family. Recent St. Cloud State graduate.
Rockville Preparing For Rock-Fest on Saturday
Rockville is gearing up for its annual Rock-Fest events on Saturday. There will be a tractor pull at city hall starting at 3:00 p.m. In downtown Rockville, events also start at 3:00 p.m., including a youth dance and kids activities.
Litchfield Man Wins $1 Million Powerball Prize From St. Cloud Ticket
We finally know who held that $1 million Powerball ticket that we first told you about a few weeks ago! Joseph Yanish, a Litchfield farrier, bought the ticket from the Casey's General Store at 6515 County Road 136 on May 14th.
100 Deadliest Days on Minnesota Roads Started Monday [VIDEO]
Monday marked the beginning of the 100 deadliest days on Minnesota roads and officials are focusing on increases cases of teen drivers being distracted behind the wheel.
20 Area Bands Expected For Minnesota Homegrown Kickoff
Twenty area bands are getting ready to take the stage at the El Rancho Manana Campground this weekend for the Minnesota Homegrown Kickoff. The Kickoff is a three-day outdoor music and camping festival with bands playing bluegrass, old-time stringband and acoustic music.
Melrose Going to Polls Thursday For School Referendum
A $25.7-$28.8 million referendum for Melrose Schools will be decided on by voters on Thursday. A two-part question will be on the ballot. The first asks for $24.9 million towards construction, plus $800,000 in bonding costs.
Lifeguards in High Demand for St. Cloud This Summer
Many cities across Minnesota are dealing with a shortage of lifeguards, in part due to the growing economy and fewer younger workers looking for a summer job. St. Cloud Parks and Recreation Director Scott Zlotnik says lifeguards are in high demand for their wading pools, which open next month.
New St. Cloud Organization Will Spark Small Community Improvement Projects
Here's a chance for you to pitch a St. Cloud Metro community improvement project...all while enjoying a potluck meal with friends and neighbors. St. Cloud SOUP is a new organization with the goal of giving out "microgrants" to community projects in the St. Cloud area. They will start…
MISSING: Authorities Ask For Help Finding U of M Student
The University of Minnesota Police Department is asking for help finding a missing 20-year-old student. David Miller was last seen leaving Wilkin's Hall on the University campus at about 9:00 p.m. on Tuesday.
All-Star Students: Mississippi Heights 4th Graders Create Lunchtime Book Club [VIDEO]
Six 4th grade boys at Mississippi Heights Elementary in Sauk Rapids have started a book club to share their love of reading. The group is so dedicated to the idea, that they cut into their lunchtime twice a week to eat together and have discussions.
St. Cloud Police Stop 40+ Vehicles as Part of Pedestrian Safety Campaign
St. Cloud Police and St. Cloud State University Campus Police Services stopped over 40 vehicles in the southside neighborhoods on Tuesday as part of a proactive pedestrian safety campaign.
Todd County Sheriff’s Office Looking For Fugitive
The Todd County Sheriff's Office is looking for a fugitive who has connections to the Long Prairie and Osakis areas.
Two Albany Teen Boys Admit Starting Wobegon Trail Bridge Fire
Two teenage boys from Albany have admitted to starting the fire that damaged a bridge on the Lake Wobegon Trail over the weekend.