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.
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.
The Holiday Train Is Coming to Central Minnesota
The headline performer this year is country music star Terri Clark. Once the train arrives in town the stage door lowers and the band performs a song.
Belgrade Man Wins $100K On a Scratch Game
A Belgrade man is $100,000 richer thanks to the Minnesota State Lottery.
Thieves Steal $10K in Equipment from ‘Freedom Flight’ Trailers
A trailer break-in has grounded a popular local hot air balloon. Freedom Flight spokesman Luke Cesnik says the thieves broke into their trailers earlier this month while they were parked at McKay's auto dealership in Waite Park.
Is There Really a Christmas Tree Shortage this Year?
There were some national reports over the weekend warning of Christmas tree shortage this year. It takes about 10-12 years for a tree to grow before it's ready for your house for Christmas.
Volunteers Will Plow Snow for Veterans Again this Winter
Neighbors helping neighbors, that's the basic premise of the Plowing Vets program. This is the second winter a group of local folks are offering to plow snow from the driveways of veterans and their families. But not just veterans, they also want to help out police officers, first responders, a…
Excitement Building for Hockey Day Minnesota in St. Cloud
We're now less than two months away from Hockey Day Minnesota here in St. Cloud. Spokesman Brian Schoenborn says ticket sales have been strong so far, but there's plenty of room for everyone.