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: Live Music, Comedy & Hair
This weekend offers a wide range of entertaining options around the St. Cloud area as Dennis Warner and the D's perform their brand of folk Americana music at the Paramount, the hilarious comedy, Boeing-Boeing hits the stage at Pioneer Place, SCSU puts on their production of Hair the Musical, radio icon Ira Glass visits St. Ben's, and the St. Cloud Singing Saints perform their annual spring concert with a world champion barbershop quartet. Read more in The Weekender!
Becker Woman Meets Challenge of Stone Cold Steve Austin’s TV Show
A woman from Becker will appear on wrestling legend Stone Cold Steve Austin's reality TV show on CMT Sunday night.
Wolves Hire Thibodeau as New Head Coach
The Minnesota Timberwolves have come to an agreement with Tom Thibodeau to become the team's new head coach and president of basketball operations.
Twins (Finally) Pick Up First Win of 2016
The Minnesota Twins won their first game of the season, beating the Los Angeles Angels 5-4 last (Friday) night at Target Field.
The Weekender: Hairball, Rascal Flatts & More!
This weekend offers a variety of entertaining options, with Hairball rocking in Sartell, country music giants Rascal Flatts perform at Mystic Lake, SNL alums Kevin Nealon and Norm Macdonald will leave you in stitches at Grand Casino Mille Lacs, Woody Allen's Bullets Over Broadway opens at the Ordway, and GREAT Theatre's Grease wraps up its run at the Paramount Theatre. Read more in The Weekender!
Allen Signs One-Day Contract to Retire a Viking
Former Minnesota Vikings defensive end Jared Allen has signed a one-day contract with the team to officially retire as a Viking.
The Weekender: Fabulous Armadillos, Foreigner & More
This weekend offers something for everybody as the Fabulous Armadillos pay tribute to music's most underrated artists at Pioneer Place, Lil Buck performs his mesmerizing show at St. John's, the hilarious musical comedy Urinetown hits the stage at St. Ben's, Foreigner performs at Mystic Lake, and GREAT Theatre's Grease continues its run at the Paramount. Read more in The Weekender!
Twins Walk-Off Losers in Season Opener
The Minnesota Twins lost 3-2 in a start-and-stop season opener Monday afternoon to the Baltimore Orioles.
The Weekender: Music Tributes, Grease and More!
You'd be an April Fool if you don't check out what's going on this weekend, with tributes to influential artists like Jackson Browne at Pioneer Place and Janis Joplin at the Ordway, GREAT Theatre kicks off their final show of the season with Grease at the Paramount, the unique mime/dance/puppet show of Teatro Hugo & Ines hits the stage at St. Ben's and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat hits the stage at the Orpheum. Read more in The Weekender!
Foley Elementary Students Collect Pennies for Homeless Veterans [VIDEO]
Students at St. John's Area School in Foley collected over 80 pounds of pennies to help a local non-profit raise money for homeless veterans.
The Weekender: Scotty McCreery, Riverdance, and More!
This weekend is big on music, as American Idol winner, Scott McCreery, performs at Mystic Lake, '70s rock band America hits the stage at Grand Casino Hinckley, The Oak Ridge Boys bring their country gospel to Grand Casino Mille Lacs, and Riverdance celebrates 20 years with a show at the State Theatre. Read more in The Weekender!
Do Your Research Before Buying Cute Pets for Easter Gifts
ST. CLOUD -- The Minnesota School of Business is reminding you that while ducklings and bunnies may be a cute Easter gift, they're not always the best idea.