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.
First-Ever Minnesota Sports Awards to Be Handed Out Wednesday
Minnesota's top athletes, at all levels, will be honored on Wednesday. Sports Minneapolis, powered by Meet Minneapolis, is hosting their first-ever Minnesota Sports Awards.
The Holiday Train Is Coming to Central Minnesota
The headline performer this year is country music star Terri Clark. Once the train arrives in town the stage door lowers and the band performs a song.
Belgrade Man Wins $100K On a Scratch Game
A Belgrade man is $100,000 richer thanks to the Minnesota State Lottery.
Thieves Steal $10K in Equipment from ‘Freedom Flight’ Trailers
A trailer break-in has grounded a popular local hot air balloon. Freedom Flight spokesman Luke Cesnik says the thieves broke into their trailers earlier this month while they were parked at McKay's auto dealership in Waite Park.
Is There Really a Christmas Tree Shortage this Year?
There were some national reports over the weekend warning of Christmas tree shortage this year. It takes about 10-12 years for a tree to grow before it's ready for your house for Christmas.
Volunteers Will Plow Snow for Veterans Again this Winter
Neighbors helping neighbors, that's the basic premise of the Plowing Vets program. This is the second winter a group of local folks are offering to plow snow from the driveways of veterans and their families. But not just veterans, they also want to help out police officers, first responders, a…
Excitement Building for Hockey Day Minnesota in St. Cloud
We're now less than two months away from Hockey Day Minnesota here in St. Cloud. Spokesman Brian Schoenborn says ticket sales have been strong so far, but there's plenty of room for everyone.
Minnesota’s ‘Smartest’ Cities: Who Made the Top 10
A new report has been released ranking Minnesota's largest cities based on intelligence. The website Zippia put the list together ranking the 97 cities in the North Star state that have a population of 10,000 or higher.
Central Minnesota Football Teams in the State Tournament
Here's a look at the high school football teams around central Minnesota playing in the quarterfinals of the state high school football tournament this weekend.
Central Minnesotan to be Featured on Frosted Flakes as He Aims for Paralympics
A Kimball native is going to be featured on boxes of Kellogg's Frosted Flakes cereal. Mike Schultz is a snowboarder who is hoping to make the United States team for the Paralympics.
Central Minnesota Football Teams Playing for Section Titles
Several high school football teams in central Minnesota will be playing for section championships this week.
Best Small Cities in the U.S.: How St. Cloud Ranks
A new survey ranks the best small cities in America. The website WalletHub compared more than 1,200 U.S. cities with populations between 25,000 and 100,000 based on 33 key indicators of livability.