Became a member of the WJON crew during the summer of 2013. Reporting on education, local business, Cold Spring and St. Joseph. Reach out to me with your story ideas and feedback: Dan@wjon.com or 320-257-7205. Always love hearing from listeners and the community. Outside of news I enjoy running outdoors, reading a good book, watching the Twins and Vikings break my heart, traveling and spending time with friends and family. Recent St. Cloud State graduate.
Future Looks Bright For St. Joseph Growth and Development
The town has grown from around 4,600 people in 2000 to just under 7,000 now. The population growth has led to several new businesses and developments (like a community center and new government building).
Reporter’s Notebook: So Long St. Cloud, Thank You
Since starting with WJON, I’ve met so many fantastic people. I owe countless thank-yous to area businesses, the local school districts, several city governments, law enforcement officials and many others for sharing their time and stories with me.
U.S. Olympic Hockey Star Anne Schleper Returns to Cathedral
Anne Schleper, an Olympic silver medalist with the U.S. women's hockey team in 2014, returned to Cathedral High School on Tuesday. Schleper, a 2008 graduate at Cathedral, spoke to students as part of a leadership conference and for homecoming week.
Listening Sessions Set For Sauk Rapids-Rice Facility Proposal
The Sauk Rapids Rice School District is hosting a series of community meetings to discuss their facility needs. Back in June, a community task force recommended the district build a fourth elementary school and replace Pleasantview Elementary with a new building.
St. Cloud Schools Offering Additional Counseling Since Mall Attack
Schools in the St. Cloud Area District have been offering additional counseling for students after the Crossroads Mall stabbing attack that happened on Saturday.
FBI Terrorism Task Force Taking Over Crossroads Investigation
Federal authorities are taking over the investigation of the Crossroads Mall attack. St. Cloud Police are transitioning the case to the FBI, who will continue to investigate if the stabbings were an act of terrorism.
Chief Anderson: No Link Found Yet Between Mall Attacker and ISIS [VIDEO]
St. Cloud Police Chief Blair Anderson said in a news conference on Monday that authorities haven't yet found a link between the Crossroads Mall attacker and the terror group ISIS.
City Working to Keep Downtown St. Cloud Trendy For Young Professionals
The St. Cloud Downtown Council is working with local young professionals to keep downtown a fun, edgy and innovative place to be. Pegg Gustafson is the President of the Council, she says there are over 620 businesses and 10,000 employees in downtown St. Cloud.
District Holding Open Meeting for Tech Proposal
The St. Cloud Area School District is holding a meeting for residents in the Tech High School neighborhood on Saturday.
Far Away But Close to Home: The Unsolved Killings of Williams and Winans [VIDEO]
It was a double murder that happened far away, but hit close to home in St. Cloud. It's been just over 20 years since St. Cloud native Julie Williams and Lollie Winans were found murdered in Shenandoah National Park.
Tornado Causes Heavy Damage Across Morrison County
There are more reports of damage in Morrison County after a tornado ripped through the area on Wednesday night. The Morrison County Sheriff's Office says they received calls of storm damage at Laurie's Lakeside Resort just after 11:00 p.m.
No Students Hurt in Sartell Bus Crash
A bus carrying students was involved in a minor crash in Sartell Tuesday morning. The crash happened at the intersection of 2 1/2 Street North and Pinecone Road.