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.
‘Summertime By George’ has Adjusted Schedule this Week
If you are planning on going down to Summertime By George Wednesday remember it is at a slightly different time this week.
What’s the Latest on St. Cloud’s Costco Project?
It has been several months now since the work was done to clear the trees on the site of the future Costco store. So where is that project at right now? St. Cloud Mayor Dave Kleis says they are planning to close on the sale of the land in a few weeks.
Historic DB Searles Building Is For Sale
The DB Searles building on 5th Avenue in downtown St. Cloud is on the market. Kate Hanson with Granite City Real Estate says the property was listed late last week for $650,000.
Granite City Days Has 4 Days of Family Fun
The annual St. Cloud city celebration known as "Granite City Days" starts Thursday. The Lemonade Art Fair will be at St. Cloud State University from 11:00 a.m. until 8:30 p.m., with the opening ceremonies at 7:00 p.m.
Minnesota State Fair Announces 27 New Foods [GALLERY]
The Minnesota State Fair announces 27 official new foods and five new food vendors are being added to the expansive menu already offered at the Great Minnesota Get-Together.
New Concert Series Announced for Downtown St. Cloud
A new concert series is coming to downtown St. Cloud. "5th Avenue Live" will be held once a month starting in July. An organizing committee of downtown businesses, property owners, and city staff having been working on the series for over six months.
Little Texas to Headline St. Cloud’s 4th of July Fireworks Show
National recording act "Little Texas" will be playing in Wilson Park on the 4th of July. The St. Cloud Fireworks committee announced Friday that "Music in the Park" will feature Little Texas, along with special guests First Circle and Whiskey Plates.
High Winds Snap Trees in Central Minnesota on Monday
Some high winds did some damage in central Minnesota Monday afternoon. The National Weather Service issued a High Wind Warning for parts of our listening area late Monday afternoon into the early evening.
‘Summertime By George’ Starts 8th Season Wednesday Night
Twelve weeks of music, food, and fun starts Wednesday with the 8th season of Summertime By George in St. Cloud.
New Waite Park Amphitheater to Draw 15-20 National Acts Annually
After three years of talking and planning, work on the Waite Park amphitheater is finally ready to begin. The city is transforming an old quarry that was primarily owned by Martin Marrieta into an entertainment site.
Support ‘Relay for Life’ in St. Cloud on Friday Night
Help fight cancer this Friday at the annual 'Relay for Life' event at St. Cloud Apollo. It starts at 6:00 p.m. and runs until midnight.
19th Annual ‘Music in the Gardens’ Starts this Sunday
"Music in the Gardens" returns for its 19th season this summer. The first of six live musical performances is this Sunday at 3:00 p.m.