I am a graduate of St. Cloud State University - Class of 2015. I grew up in the small town of Clarkfield, MN from 1989-2008. I began interning here at Townsquare Media in January of 2014 doing on-air and event stuff. After my internship ended, I continued to linger around the building because I enjoyed doing so (and no one kicked me out). I was lucky enough to be in the right place at the right time as I was hired on as a full-time reporter for WJON in August 2014, for which I am very grateful. A little about me: I love sports - especially football (I bleed purple and gold), I am a huge nerd about movies, I hate pina coladas and can't stand getting caught in the rain, and my favorite food is steak.
The Weekender: Classic Country, Heart, Joan Jett and More!
Another weekend jam-packed with music hits the area as Matt Vee and friends pay tribute to the giants of classic country at Pioneer Place, Heart and Joan Jett will rock your socks off at Grand Casino Hinckley, the annual Chmielewski Polka Fest kicks off another year, Gregg Allman visits Mystic Lake, and a sports cards and collectibles show featuring a member of the World Series Champion Twins teams hits St. Cloud. Read more in The Weekender!
Cathedral Students’ Art Project ‘Out of This World’ [VIDEO]
Cathedral High School art students are going bigger than ever for this year's sidewalk chalk art project.
Sloppy Twins Swept in Detroit
The Minnesota Twins' nightmare of a season continued in a sloppy 6-3 loss to the Detroit Tigers this (Wednesday) afternoon.
Recent Cold Snap Brings Mixed Effects to Local Vineyards
The recent record-setting overnight frost around the upper Midwest brought a mixed bag of effects to central Minnesota grape vineyards and wineries.
Wolves’ Towns Named Unanimous Rookie of the Year
In an announcement that surprised almost no one, the NBA has named Minnesota Timberwolves center Karl-Anthony Towns Rookie of the Year for the 2015-2016 season.
The Weekender: Music of the Beach Boys, the Book of Mormon and More!
This weekend is a celebration of music as two events are dedicated to the work of The Beach Boys -- Justin Ploof and the Throwbacks at Pioneer Place, and Collective Unconscious at the Paramount Theatre, country music star Rodney Atkins comes to Grand Casino Mille Lacs, the St. Cloud String Quartet teams up with the Central Minnesota Youth Orchestra at the Paramount and the hilarious and award-winning Broadway musical, The Book of Mormon, begins its run at the Orpheum Theatre. Read more in The Weekender!
Burtrum Family’s Treehouse Elevates the Idea of a Getaway [VIDEO]
A central Minnesota family has elevated the idea of a treehouse into a unique and relaxing getaway destination.
The Weekender: Tony Bennett, Bee Gees Tribute, and More!
This weekend offers plenty of entertaining options with legendary singer Tony Bennett visiting the State Theater, charismatic magician Michael Carbonaro comes to Minnesota, the definitive Bee Gees tribute show hits the stage at Mystic Lake, Leap of Faith begins its run at the New Century Theatre, and the hilarious comedy Boeing-Boeing wraps up its run at Pioneer Place. Read more in The Weekender!
The Weekender: Dance, Classical Music, and Gambling Nuns
This weekend is a music aficionado's dream, with the St. Cloud Symphony Orchestra kicking off their next 40 years at SCSU and the award-winning Catalyst Quartet performing at St. John's. Elsewhere, the Minnesota Dance Ensemble will captive the crowd and the Late Nite Catechism goes Vegas at the Paramount, meanwhile, the hilarious and saucy comedy, Boeing-Boeing, continues at Pioneer Place. Read more in The Weekender!
Twins Call Up Young Star Jose Berrios from Minors
A day after sending down one of their top prospects, the Minnesota Twins have called up another of their renowned young players -- pitcher Jose Berrios.
Maurer Family Speaks Out Against Distracted Driving [VIDEO]
Sherburne County authorities and the family of a Becker father and daughter killed in a crash last summer spoke about the dangers of distracted driving this (Friday) morning.
Becker Family and Their Tiny House to be on HGTV
A Becker family and their new 'tiny house', built by a Monticello company, will be featured on HGTV Monday night.