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.
Stub Hub: Demand for Super Bowl Tickets at an All-Time High
With just a few days to go before the Super Bowl in Minneapolis, demand for tickets is higher than any other event ever. Stub Hub spokesman Cameron Papp says, even after our Vikings got eliminated, demand for tickets is strong.
Grand Casino Mille Lacs to Start Serving Alcohol
Later this week, guests at Grand Casino Mille Lacs will be able to order a glass of beer or wine while they try their luck. Up until now, it has been a dry casino ever since it opened in 1991.
St. Cloud Musher Ready for the John Beargrease Sled Dog Race
Some of the best mushers in the country will be heading to the north shore this weekend, and among them will be a St. Cloud man. Mike Bestgen is one of about 60 competitors in the various races during the John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon.
Brainerd Ice Fishing Tourney Expected to Draw Thousands
Thousands of people will be heading up north to the Brainerd lakes area this weekend for the 28th annual Brainerd Jaycees Ice Fishing Extravaganza.
Super Bowl’s Crew 52 Ready for ‘Minnesota Nice’, Even to Eagles Fans
When the Super Bowl 52 events kick off this weekend a team of 10,000 volunteers known as "Crew 52" will be there to help guide visitors coming from across the country.
Hockey Day Minnesota Draws Over 25,000 People
The Hockey Day Minnesota weekend in St. Cloud proved to be a very popular event. Spokesman Brian Schoenborn says the mild weather brought out some huge crowds.
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.