I'm proud to be the host of the WJON Morning News Watch. The toughest part of the job might be getting up at 4am but when the clock strikes 5 the Magic happens. I spend most of my time searching for both valuable information and meaningless stuff. My two kids keep me busy with both frustration and pride. Tune in weekdays to find out what Magic will happen next.
Senators Blank Wild 3-0
The Minnesota Wild lost 3-0 at Ottawa Thursday night in the first game of a 3-game road trip. Ottawa scored 2 goals in the 2nd period and 1 in the 3rd. Niklas Backstrom had 14 saves and the Wild outshot Ottawa 35-17.
Wild to Play Without Parise; at Ottawa Tonight
The Minnesota Wild will play at least the next 3 games without left winger Zach Parise. Parise has what is being called an "upper body" injury.
Timberwolves Win at Brooklyn
The Timberwolves scored the last 9 points last night to win at Brooklyn 98-91. Kevin Martin led 5 players in double figures with 26 points, rookie Andrew Wiggins had 17 points,
Penguins Down Wild 4-1
The Minnesota Wild lost 4-1 at home to Pittsburgh Tuesday night. The Penguins scored 1 goal in the 1st period and 2 in the 2nd before Minnesota scored 1 goal in the 3rd period.
Twins Introduce Molitor as Manager
The Twins introduced Paul Molitor as their 13th manager today at the Press Conference at Target Field. Molitor takes over for Ron Gardenhire.
Twins Select Molitor as Manager
The Twins have hired Paul Molitor as their new manager. He will introduced at a press conference tomorrow at 10am. Molitor will reportedly get a 3-year contract after the team has lost 90+ games for 4 straight seasons.
Local Teams to Play in Football State Tournament This Week
Many local schools will play in the high school football state tournament quarterfinals this week. In Class 5-A Sartell-St. Stephen will match up with Simley at 6pm at St. Cloud State Saturday November 8.
High School Football Section Pairings Set
The High School Football section pairings have been announced for the upcoming playoffs. Moorhead is #1 in Section 8-5-A, Sartell is #2, Apollo is #3, Alexandria #4, Tech is #5 and Sauk Rapids-Rice is #6.
Sartell Football Ranked #7, Becker #6
The Associated Press High School Football State rankings were released Wednesday. Sartell-St. Stephen is ranked #7 in the State in Class 5-A. The Sabres are 4-1 and will play at Rocori at 7pm Friday night, pregame on WJON at 6:50.
SCSU Men’s Hockey Picked to Finish 3rd
The St. Cloud State men's hockey team is picked to finish 3rd in the NCHC preseason poll. St. Cloud State is the defending NCHC regular season champ. North Dakota is picked to win the conference title with 181 total points from the 25 media members who voted.
Craft Brews Are Alive and Well in the St. Cloud Area [AUDIO]
The Granite City on Tap Beer Festival will take place Saturday September 13 from 3-6pm at the Benton County Fairgrounds in Sauk Rapids. I talked with Doug DeGeest, Vice President and General Manager of Third Street Brewhouse.
Vikings Name Cassel Starting Quarterback
The Vikings are going with veteran Matt Cassel to be their starting quarterback week 1 when they open the regular season September 7 at St. Louis at noon, pregame on WJON at 11:00.