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.
Minnesota Red Cross Volunteers Heading Toward Irma, Donations Needed
The Red Cross says as many as 20 relief workers from Minnesota have been deployed to the southeast United States in advance of Hurricane Irma's arrival. The organization says it's a massive effort to prepare for the most powerful Atlantic Ocean storm ever recorded.
St. Cloud National Guard Soldiers, Helicopters to Help Hurricane Harvey Victims
Some National Guard soldiers, and a couple of helicopters, based here in St. Cloud are being deployed to Texas to help with the Hurricane Harvey relief efforts.
New Brewery Coming to North St. Cloud
Another new choice in locally brewed beer is coming to the Granite City. The St. Cloud City Council Monday night approved a request to amend a Planned Unit Development to allow "Pantown Brewing Company" to start operating.
Cider Sampling Room Near St. Joseph is Ready for You
A new cider sampling room will be opening later this week just outside of St. Joseph. Milk and Honey Ciders will have the grand opening on Friday.
Local Libraries Hosting Eclipse Viewing Events
If you're wondering where you can go to watch the eclipse on Monday a few of our area libraries are offering some events.
Patrol: 2 Hurt When SUV Strikes Horse and Buggy
Two people riding on a buggy have been hospitalized after they were struck by an SUV. The Minnesota State Patrol says the incident happened at about 6:45 a.m. Tuesday on Highway 27 north of Sauk Centre in Todd County.
Special Displays Mark 10 Year Anniversary of I-35W Bridge Collapse
On Tuesday of next week it will be the 10 year anniversary of the I-35W bridge collapse in Minneapolis. The Minnesota Historical Society is remembering the event with a new display.
Sheriff on Mink Release: These Nitwits are not Concerned with Animals
The investigation into the release of up to 40,000 mink near Eden Valley continues, but no arrests have been made yet.
St. Joseph Park Going to the Dogs
After years of planning, St. Joseph dog owners are finally getting a dog park in their town. The city council approved the plan during Monday night's meeting.
Organizers Plan to Show Off St. Cloud to Statewide Audience During Hockey Day Minnesota
On this hot day in July we're talking hockey. We're just six months away from the 12th annual Hockey Day Minnesota event, which for the first time ever is coming to St. Cloud.
Additional Dates Announced for St. Cloud’s Historic Trolley Tours
You have more chances to take a trolley tour and learn about St. Cloud's history. Mayor Dave Kleis says he's hosting additional tours throughout the rest of this month, August, and September.
9 Downtown St. Cloud Businesses, 15 Stages to Feature Live Music
Live music will be featured on 15 stages, at nine venues, with over 175 musicians in downtown St. Cloud all during one weekend. The first-ever "Central Minnesota Common Roots Festival" is being planned for Thursday, August 17th through Saturday, August 19th.