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.
St. Paul Winter Carnival Ready for 17 Days of Winter Fun
There's a lot of talk about the Super Bowl coming to Minneapolis, but across the river in St. Paul they are getting ready for a big celebration of their own. The 132nd annual St. Paul Winter Carnival starts this Thursday.
Watch Sunday’s Football Games from the Hockey Day Village
After the hockey games have been played on Friday night and on Saturday, you can go back to the Hockey Day Minnesota site on Sunday to watch some football.
The Puck Stops Here: St. Cloud Ready for Hockey Day Minnesota
The rink has been built and organizers are putting the finishing touches together for Hockey Day Minnesota. The two-day event runs this Friday and Saturday at Lake George in downtown St. Cloud.
Former SCSU Student Ready for Another Run at Red Bull Crashed Ice
The Red Bull Crashed Ice event returns to St. Paul this weekend. And, once again this year, one of the top competitors is expected to be former St. Cloud State University student Cameron Naasz.
Stillwater Ice Castles Open for the Season
If you're looking for a fun winter outing, a trip to Stillwater might be in order. The Stillwater Ice Castles are now open.
Sugarland to Perform at Minnesota State Fair
The Minnesota State Fair has announced that country music act Sugarland will perform this year in the Grandstand.
Super Bowl 52 Tickets Are Selling for How Much?
As the National Football League playoffs get underway this weekend, demand for tickets to the Super Bowl will go even higher. StubHub spokesman Cameron Popp says the fact that the game is being played in Minneapolis -- a cold weather city -- hasn't negatively impacted interest from fans.
St. Cloud Hospital Announces Top Baby Names in 2017
St. Cloud Hospital is out with its annual list of top baby names. The total number of births at St. Cloud Hospital in 2017 was almost exactly the same as in 2016. There were 2,957 babies born at the hospital last year, one more than the year before.
$100K Raffle Ticket Sold in Sauk Rapids
A $100,000 raffle ticket was sold in Sauk Rapids. The Minnesota State Lottery held its annual Millionaire Raffle drawing Monday.
St. John’s HMML to Be Featured on CBS News’ 60 Minutes
The Hill Museum and Manuscript Library -- based out of St. John's University in Collegeville -- will be featured on the CBS news program "60 Minutes" this Sunday.
Costco Planning a New Store in St. Cloud
Costco is moving into town. St. Cloud Mayor Dave Kleis has confirmed that Costco is the major retailer planning to move into the Heritage park land.
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.