Became a member of the WJON crew during the summer of 2013. Reporting on education, local business, Cold Spring and St. Joseph. Reach out to me with your story ideas and feedback: Dan@wjon.com or 320-257-7205. Always love hearing from listeners and the community. Outside of news I enjoy running outdoors, reading a good book, watching the Twins and Vikings break my heart, traveling and spending time with friends and family. Recent St. Cloud State graduate.
St. Cloud Police Prepare Extra Patrols For Start of SCSU Fall Semester
Thousands of college students are venturing to St. Cloud this week, with classes starting back up at St. Cloud State University on Monday. St. Cloud Police say they're preparing extra enforcement patrols to make sure students are safe and responsible.
St. Cloud Chick-fil-A Sets Grand Opening Date
The wait is almost over for Chick-fil-A in St. Cloud. The store recently announced on their Facebook Page that their grand opening will be in late September.
You Can Adopt a Classroom in District 742
Local teachers sometimes spend hundreds of their own dollars for school supplies in the classroom. In an effort to help, the District 742 Local Education and Activities Foundation (LEAF) is kicking off its "Adopt a Classroom Project" for this year.
New Phone Scam Targets Waite Park Businesses
There's a phone scam circulating in Central Minnesota that's targeting area businesses.
Rox Fall Just Short Against Border Cats
The St. Cloud Rox fell just short of the Thunder Bay Border Cats on Friday night, with a final score of 7-6.
Racing Pigs Steal The Show at Benton County Fair [VIDEO]
Racing pigs were "hamming it up" for Benton County fairgoers on Wednesday afternoon. "The pigs see me pulling up in the trailer and they get excited and start squealing. They know they get a chance to get out and run: they enjoy running," L.A. Pig Racing Show owner Gary Dauer says.
Zootopia ‘Movie in the Park’ in St. Joseph Tomorrow
The weather forecast for Tuesday looks perfect to enjoy an evening outdoors with a movie in the park. "Zootopia" will be showing at Millstream Park and will start around 9:00 p.m. Zootopia is an animated comedy adventure film.
Community Voices Support for St. Cloud PD Through Pizza, Pop and Flowers [VIDEO]
St. Cloud Police were surprised with pizza and pop on Thursday to thank them for their service. Assistant Police Chief Jeff Oxton says they've seen a great deal of support since the shootings of police officers in Dallas and Baton Rouge.
Pair From Cold Spring Claim $390,000 Lottery Prize
We now know who has the lucky lottery ticket sold at a St. Cloud gas station last month.
St. Cloud Police See Reports of Trespassing Due to Pokemon GO App
The Pokemon GO smartphone app has exploded in popularity over the past week, bringing hundreds of people to local parks like Lake George or Quarry Park to play the game. It's also gotten the attention of St. Cloud Police.
Saint John’s University Named Top College in Minnesota by TIME
A recent study listed Saint John's University as the top college in Minnesota. The TIME Money report named Saint John's the best college in the state and the 25th best in the nation.
Pokemon Go Players Flock to Lake George, Area Parks [VIDEO]
You may have noticed a surge of people with their eyes fixed to their smartphone screens at Lake George or Munsinger Gardens. Chances are, they’re catching Pokemon on the new Pokemon GO app.