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.
NWS Confirms Tornado Near Atwater on Friday
The National Weather Service has confirmed there was a tornado in Kandiyohi and Meeker Counties on Friday night.
Gilman Days Are this Weekend
Folks in-and-around Gilman will be celebrating this weekend. Gilman Days starts Friday and continues through Sunday.
Mud, Foam and Lots of Obstacles: Mudman Is Saturday
It's one of the toughest 5Ks in central Minnesota. Mudman is this Saturday at Powder Ridge near Kimball.
Take a Historic Trolley of Tour of St. Cloud
St. Cloud's Mayor is taking you on another history trolley tour. Mayor Dave Kleis is offering the guided tours on Thursday of this week, and also on August 7th and 9th.
Graniteman Athletes Ready to Swim, Run and Bike
A group of very in-shape people will be heading to the beach at Warner Lake Park this Saturday. However they won't be there for a lazy day of sun tanning, instead, this group will be competing in the 16th annual Graniteman Triathlon.
Beaver Island Claims Two Medals at U.S. Open Beer Championship
A St. Cloud brewery continues to win awards. Beaver Island Brewing Company claimed two bronze medals in the 2018 U.S. Open Beer Championship.
Rotary Club Cancels Summertime By George for 4th of July
The St. Cloud Rotary Club has decided to cancel the Summertime By George concert for Wednesday, July 4th.
Xcel Energy Reporting Reporting Power Outages in St. Cloud
Several hundred Xcel Energy customers in south St. Cloud are without power Tuesday morning. Xcel says about 1,000 of their St. Cloud customers do not have electricity.
Benton County Farm Using Horses to Help People Heal
A family farm in Benton County has opened up their place to help you heal. The "Healing Hooves Family Farm" near Oak Park has been up and running since last year.
‘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.