I'm a 1996 graduate of St. Cloud State University, and have been with WJON for over 19 years as a news reporter and anchor. I am also the co-host of a sports talk show called Granite City Sports on AM 1390 KXSS. While news is my business, sports are my love. I am a big fan of the Vikings, Twins, Gopher's basketball, the Wolves, Wild and St. Cloud State Hockey. My favorite pastimes include snowmobiling, golfing and sand volleyball.
39th Annual Eelpout Festival Set to Begin Thursday in Walker
A northern Minnesota festival to celebrate an ugly bottom-feeding fish enters its 39th year Thursday. The International Eelpout Festival in Walker is held on Leech Lake and was started as a way to draw tourists to town in the wintertime.
Elk River Man Wins $100K on Scratch Game
An Elk River man is off to a good start in 2018 after winning a $100,000 prize on the Minnesota State Lottery's Big Money scratch-off game.
DNR Officials Promoting Ice Safety as Winter Nears
Colder temperatures are on the way and it means kids are going to want to get on the ice and play pond hockey. But, officials are warning parents to exercise patience.
Deer Harvest Mixed on Opening Weekend
It was a mixed bag for deer hunters on the opening weekend of the firearms season.
Daylight Saving Time Ends, Turn Clocks Back Saturday Night
Remember to turn your clocks one hour back before you go to bed Saturday. We return to Central Standard Time at 2:00 a.m. on Sunday morning.
DNR Expecting Strong Deer Harvest as Population Rebounds
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources says deer hunters should have ample chances to bag a whitetail when the firearms season opens Saturday.
Winter Parking Restrictions Return Wednesday
We turn the calendar to November Wednesday and that means it’s time to remind you of winter parking restrictions in the St. Cloud area.
Tropical Storm Not Expected to Impact Midwest Gas Prices Much
Gas prices in some parts of the country could spike after oil refineries in Texas were shut down ahead of Tropical Storm Harvey. But, AAA Minnesota spokewoman Gail Weinholzer says we may only see a small price spike here in the Midwest.
Citations Down Again Over SCSU Move-In Week
For the second year in a row, the number of citations issued on St. Cloud State University's move-in weekend is down.
Construction on Lake Wobegon Extension Set to Begin
A plan that has been in the works for years to extend the Lake Wobegon Trail into Waite Park has cleared a final hurdle. Stearns County Commissioners have approved the low bid to extend the trail 3.2-miles from St. Joseph into Waite Park.
Risk of West Nile Virus Grows as Hot, Dry Weather Sets In
An epidemiologist with the Minnesota Department of Health says it's time to start thinking about West Nile Virus.
Tick Numbers Normal Despite Early Start to Season
An early start to the tick season has not led to more ticks this summer or more tick activity, for that matter. Elizabeth Schiffman is an Epidemiologist with the Minnesota Department of Health. She says that's good news as we exit peak tick season.