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.
80 Degree Temps for the first Time in a Long time
Thermometers in central Minnesota are likely to go above 80 degrees Thursday for the first time in a very long time.
Great River Library Eliminates Late Fees on Children’s Materials
The Great River Regional Library system has announced a major policy change when it comes to collecting overdue fines.
Sheriff: Over 30 Mailboxes Smashed Near Eden Valley
More than 30 mailboxes were vandalized Monday night in southern Stearns County. The Sheriff's Office says they have taken a number of reports of damaged mailboxes in Luxemburg and Eden Lake Townships in the Eden Valley area.
Rain Totals for Wednesday, May, Spring
We had another .62 of an inch of rain in St. Cloud Wednesday.
St. Cloud Woman Among 10 Finalists for Princess Kay
A St. Cloud woman is one of 10 finalists for this year's Princess Kay of the Milky Way. Dairy princesses from across the state were in St. Cloud this past weekend.
Nearly Three Inches of Rain in St. Cloud over the Weekend
We had about three inches of rain over the weekend here in St. Cloud. The National Weather Service says we officially had 2.98 inches from Friday evening through Sunday.
Help ‘Stamp Out Hunger’ on Saturday
This is the weekend to leave a food donation by your mailbox. The annual Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive is Saturday and is hosted by the National Association of Letter Carriers.
Exploring St. Cloud’s Heritage Park
Ever since the city of St. Cloud sold off some land in Heritage Park a little over a year ago there has been a misconception by many that the park no longer exists. However, the reality is Heritage Park is still a very sizable natural park in St. Cloud.
New Exhibit Tells the Story of Minnesota’s Famed ‘First Avenue’
The iconic Minneapolis music venue First Avenue is the subject of a new exhibit at the Minnesota History Center.
Appreciation Event Planned for Area First Responders
First responders in the tri-county area are invited to attend an event this Saturday here in St. Cloud. The Greater St. Cloud Public Safety Foundation is hosting its first "Public Safety Appreciation Event" from 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. at Atwood Center at St. Cloud State University.
Wetterling Documentary Screening, Fundraiser in St. Joseph
A new movie about the abduction of Jacob Wetterling is in the works. Minnesota filmmaker Chris Newberry has spent nearly four years working on the documentary.
U.S. News Ranks ‘Best High Schools’, How Central MN Fared
U.S. News is out with their annual "Best High" schools list. In the state of Minnesota, they rank the Math and Science Academy in Woodbury as the best high school, followed by Nova Classical Academy Upper School in St. Paul at #2, and Eastview Senior High in Apple Valley at #3.