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.
Heritage Park Skate Plaza Ready for Skaters
The new Heritage Park Skate Plaza in St. Cloud is ready to roll. St. Cloud Mayor Dave Kleis says an official opening will be held on Tuesday.
Sherburne County Reports 2 More COVID-Related Deaths
Statewide there were 470 new confirmed cases Tuesday, that's 138 more than the day before.
New COVID-19 Cases Down Sharply from Previous Day
The statewide COVID-19 numbers recorded Thursday are much better than the day before.
7-Eleven Acquires Speedway Convenience Stores
7-Eleven has announced that it has bought Speedway convenience stores from Marathon Petroleum Corporation.
Empty Barns, Midway and Grandstand on the Fairgrounds
This week was supposed to be the 106th annual Benton County Fair in Sauk Rapids.
Interstate 94 Closed in Maple Grove
Heads up if you're heading down to the Twin Cities Thursday morning, a crash at the I-94 and 494 split in Maple Grove is causing backups.
New COVID-19 Cases Down, Hospitalizations Up
The number of new COVID-19 cases went down Monday while the number of people in the hospital and ICU with the virus went up.
Minnesota Zoo Reopening on Friday
The Minnesota Zoo is opening again. The zoo in Apple Valley will start allowing guests back to their indoor and outdoor trails Friday.
NWS: Funnel Clouds Possible Tuesday Afternoon
The National Weather Service says funnel clouds are a possibility Tuesday afternoon for central Minnesota.
St. Cloud Passes Face Mask Ordinance, Effective Immediately
St. Cloud is the latest city in Minnesota to require face masks in public. The council voted five to two to pass the temporary ordinance.
Hot Weather, Then Strong Storms Possible Saturday
Heat indices will climb to 100 to 110 degrees Saturday afternoon across the Twin Cities metro, southern Minnesota, and west central Wisconsin.
Strong Storms Possible Late Friday Night, Early Saturday Morning
There is potential for a significant damaging wind event to impact west, central, and possibly parts of southern Minnesota Friday night into Saturday morning.