News Director: I’m a lifelong resident of this great state of Minnesota. I grew-up in the small west central community of Maynard. I began my professional radio career working nights at KDMA in Montevideo. Then, after a 10 year stint in Redwood Falls working at KLGR, I moved to St. Cloud. I’ve been working here at WJON since 2005, and have been the news director since 2007. The main beats that I cover include: politics, education, and local government. I'm also the early morning news anchor on WJON, and I host the News @ Noon show weekdays on WJON.
1 Dead, 1 Hospitalized After Shooting in Sauk Rapids
One man is dead and another is recovering from surgery after being shot in Sauk Rapids. Police Chief Perry Beise says they responded to a report of gunshots at about 2:45 a.m. Friday at 3466 Old Creek Place.
Extreme Horse Skijoring Coming to Minnesota
For the first time ever, the sport of extreme horse skijoring is coming to Minnesota. The event is being held this Saturday at Canterbury Park in Shakopee. Spokesman Ted Slather says it's a combination of horse racing and skiing.
Send A Valentine’s Day Card to Our Central Minnesota Veterans
This year for Valentine's Day consider sending a card to a veteran. Once again this year, the St. Cloud VA Health Care System is accepting Valentine's cards and letters on behalf of local veterans.
21 Athletes with Minnesota Ties Competing at Winter Olympics
U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar highlighted Minnesota athletes competing in the 2018 Winter Olympic Games in PyeongChang, South Korea. Klobuchar said that there are 21 members of Team USA that have ties to communities across Minnesota.
Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson Stopped in St. Cloud Sunday
Another celebrity sighting at the St. Cloud Regional Airport. He wasn't in town long, but Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson did stop long enough for a quick picture with members of the Waite Park police department.
A-List Celebrities Come Through St. Cloud Sunday
Some high priced jets from all over the country have been coming and going all weekend long at the St. Cloud Regional Airport. They're bringing passengers to Minnesota for the events surrounding the Super Bowl in downtown Minneapolis.
Stub Hub: Demand for Super Bowl Tickets at an All-Time High
With just a few days to go before the Super Bowl in Minneapolis, demand for tickets is higher than any other event ever. Stub Hub spokesman Cameron Papp says, even after our Vikings got eliminated, demand for tickets is strong.
Grand Casino Mille Lacs to Start Serving Alcohol
Later this week, guests at Grand Casino Mille Lacs will be able to order a glass of beer or wine while they try their luck. Up until now, it has been a dry casino ever since it opened in 1991.
St. Cloud Musher Ready for the John Beargrease Sled Dog Race
Some of the best mushers in the country will be heading to the north shore this weekend, and among them will be a St. Cloud man. Mike Bestgen is one of about 60 competitors in the various races during the John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon.
Brainerd Ice Fishing Tourney Expected to Draw Thousands
Thousands of people will be heading up north to the Brainerd lakes area this weekend for the 28th annual Brainerd Jaycees Ice Fishing Extravaganza.
Super Bowl’s Crew 52 Ready for ‘Minnesota Nice’, Even to Eagles Fans
When the Super Bowl 52 events kick off this weekend a team of 10,000 volunteers known as "Crew 52" will be there to help guide visitors coming from across the country.
Hockey Day Minnesota Draws Over 25,000 People
The Hockey Day Minnesota weekend in St. Cloud proved to be a very popular event. Spokesman Brian Schoenborn says the mild weather brought out some huge crowds.