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.
Fitness Expo, Post Race Parties Part of Annual Earth Day Run
The annual Earth Day Run is coming up this weekend at St. Cloud State University. A fitness expo will kick-off the events starting at noon on Friday.
Golf, Tours, a Picnic and More Planned for Minnesota Governor’s Fishing Opener
Plans for the 70th annual Minnesota Governor's Fishing Opener continue to take shape. Events will get underway on Thursday, May 11th with a golf outing and the "Taste of Downtown St. Cloud".
St. Cloud’s Lake George to be Featured on Sun Country Jet
The next time you book a flight on Sun Country Airlines you just might be flying on the "Lake George". The Minnesota-based airline has just launched their "Hometown Lakes Project" where every plane in their fleet will be named after a Minnesota lake.
St. Cloud Compost Site, Yard Waste Collection Opening
St. Cloud residents can go ahead and start cleaning-up their yards this weekend. The city has announced the compost site will open for the season Saturday.
Albany Area Schools Cancel Friday Classes for Middle, High School
The Albany Area school district has cancelled classes Friday for the 7th through 12th grades.
Minnesota County Health Rankings: How The Tri-County Area Measures Up
A new report ranks the healthiest counties in Minnesota. Carver county in the southwest part of the Twin Cities metro area ranked as the #1 overall healthiest county in Minnesota.
No New Clues in Search for Missing SCSU Student
Two days of searching the Mississippi River have turned up no new clues on the disappearance of St. Cloud State University student Jesse Dady.
St. Cloud’s JCPenney Store to Stay Open, Not on List of Closing Stores
The J.C. Penney Company has released Friday the list of 138 specific stores they plan on closing, and the good news is the St. Cloud store is not on that list.
DPS: Plan a Safe Ride Home on St. Patrick’s Day
If you are planning to celebrate St. Patrick's Day Friday with some green beer or a little Irish Whiskey, authorities remind to plan ahead before you go out. The Department of Public Safety says St. Patrick's Day is the second leading holiday for DWI arrests per hour, only behind Labor D…
Bishop: No Meat Fridays Gets a Reprieve for St. Patrick’s Day
Good news for Catholics in the Diocese of St. Cloud, you can go ahead and eat your corned beef, Irish stew and Shepherd's pie Friday on St. Patrick's Day.
Tanks Arrive for New Beaver Island Brewing Canning Facility
This a big week for the owners of the Beaver Island Brewing Company. The tanks have arrived and are being installed in their new manufacturing and canning facility.
Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day: Sauk Rapids Run, Marty Parade Today
St. Patrick's Day isn't until next Friday, but a couple popular local events will be kicking off the fun this weekend.