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.
SCSU Eyeing National Titles in Both Hockey and Wrestling
It's still early but Husky sports fans are starting to dream about the possibility of two national championships this spring. The SCSU men's hockey team is ranked #1 in Division I, and the wrestling team is ranked #1 in Division II.
Season Over: Lake George Closed to Skaters
This week's warmer weather means the end of ice skating at Lake George. The St. Cloud Park and Rec Department say, due to unsafe ice conditions, the ice skating is closed effective immediately, and for the rest of the season.
U.S. News and World Report Ranks Minnesota #2 Best State
The U.S. News and World Report is out with its annual ranking for "Best States" overall. It has ranked Minnesota as the second-best state, only behind Iowa.
City Council Votes to Sell Land for Costco Store
The city will receive just over $3.5 million for the sale of the land. The money from the land sale is being used to buy an additional 49 acres at George Friedrich Park and Talahi Woods, both in southeast St. Cloud.
State Patrol Responds to Numerous Crashes on Saturday
The heavy snow on Saturday kept troopers with the Minnesota State Patrol, and other first responders, very busy throughout the day and night.
6 Inches of Snow Fell in St. Cloud on Saturday
The National Weather Service says we officially had six inches of snow at the St. Cloud Regional Airport on Saturday.
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.