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.
State Patrol: Nearly 500 Crashes Statewide on Tuesday
The first big snowfall of the season also produced a number of crashes.
Maid-Rite Closing Restaurant in St. Cloud
A longtime St. Cloud burger joint is closing its restaurant, but they're not going away completely. Maid-Rite restaurant at 3267 Roosevelt Road is closing its doors after October 31st.
Rollie’s Forced to Temporarily Shut Down
Rollie's Rednecks and Longnecks bar in Sauk Rapids has been forced to temporarily close its doors.
Benton Co. History: The Ghost Town of Parent
It's hard to imagine now but at one time there was a small community that existed along Highway 23 about halfway between St. Cloud and Foley.
Best Buy Hiring for the Holidays, Offering $15 An Hour
Best Buy is hiring for the holidays. The electronics retailer says they need to hire thousands of employees across the country.
New Website Highlights the St. Cloud Region
A new website has launched highlighting the St. Cloud region.
5th Avenue in Downtown St. Cloud Reopening to Traffic
There is a slight adjustment coming to 5th Avenue in downtown St. Cloud next week.
MN Tourism Sees More Minnesotans, Fewer from Other States
Minnesotans stuck closer to home this summer. That's according to the results of a just-released survey from Explore Minnesota.
DNR Creating Plan for More Off-Highway Motorcycle Trails
The sport off-highway motorcycling is growing in popularity and the state is looking at creating more trails to meet the demand.
New COVID Cases Spike in Minnesota
Minnesota saw a jump in the number of new COVID-19 positive cases Wednesday.
Special Enforcement Targeting Highway 15 through Stearns County
A coordinated effort has begun to reduce the number of crashes on Highway 15 in Stearns County.
14 More MN Deaths Related to COVID-19 Complications
The state says 14 more people have died due to complications related to COVID-19, bringing the state's death toll to 1,793.