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.
A Leader in Front of the Net For Storm ‘N Sabres, Clare Minnerath is an All-Star Student […
Described by coaches as a great student, a great goalie and an even better person, Sartell senior Clare Minnerath has been a mainstay in net for the Storm ‘N Sabres for years. Her hard work is paying off, she played a huge role in getting the team to the recent state tournament.
Waite Park Hobby Lobby Expected to Open in Late April
The Hobby Lobby store under construction in Waite Park is expected to be open near the end of April this year. The building is at 375 2nd Street South and is 55,000 square feet.
Lake George Ice “In Poor Condition” Warming Shelter Closed
The Lake George warming shelter is closed this weekend (2/19-2/21) due to the warm temperatures and rain.
Wednesday is Jacob Wetterling’s 38th Birthday
Wednesday, February 17th is Jacob Wetterling’s 38th birthday. Wetterling went missing from St. Joseph on October 22, 1989. His case remains open and unsolved. In a news release from the Jacob Wetterling Resource Center, Patty Wetterling writes that she's still praying for Jacob's sa…
Three Sport Captain For Tech, Mara Weaver is an All-Star Student [VIDEO]
A three-sport high school athlete is rare these days. Even more rare is a three-sport captain high school athlete, like senior Mara Weaver at St. Cloud Tech - WJON's All Star Student this week for her leadership and volunteering,
St. Cloud White Castle Taking Valentine’s Day Reservations
What's more romantic than a few sliders, shrimp nibblers and waffles? St. Cloud White Castle is now taking Valentine's Day reservations for couples looking to try something different.
Local Students Ready to Wow Crowds During ‘Night of the Stars’
Showcasing a large variety of young talent, the 15th annual Night of the Stars show is coming to downtown St. Cloud next week. There will be two shows, one on Friday the 19th and Saturday night the 20th (7:00 p.m.) at the Paramount Theatre.
Minnesotans Ranked ‘Most Patient’ While on Hold
Here's another example of Minnesota nice. Accoring to a new study: Minnesotans are the most patient while on the phone. Analysts from the Marchex Institute studied more than 4 million phone calls placed from consumers to business from 2013-2015.
Man Tased and Arrested While in Stearns County Court
A man was tased and arrested in Stearns County court on Monday after allegedly not listening to orders from court deputies. The Stearns County Sheriff's Office says 26-year-old Christopher Myrhe was making a court appearance on a 4th degree assault charge.
St. Joseph Named Safest City in Minnesota in Recent Report
St. Joseph was named Monday as the safest city in Minnesota in a report issued by Safewise, a home security and safety company. SafeWise chose the safest cities in Minnesota by reviewing the most recent FBI Crime Report statistics from 2014, along with population data.
Single on Valentine’s Day? Dairy Queen Has a New Blizzard Just For You
With Valentine's Day fast approaching, many are frantically working to come up with a gift or something exciting to do with their significant other. For the rest of us...Dairy Queen has unveiled a new Blizzard ice cream treat.
Local Schools Have No Plans to Ditch Valentine’s Day Card Giving
Last week we told you about students at a St. Paul elementary school who won't be exchanging valentines or candy this year. Locally, St. Cloud area schools still allow students to exchange cards on Valentine's Day. However, District spokeswoman Tami DeLand says the card giving is not focus…