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.
Strong Storms Are Possible This Weekend
Hot and humid conditions develop across most of the area this afternoon. This will lead to strong to severe storms late afternoon into tonight.
High Winds Snap Trees in Central Minnesota on Monday
Some high winds did some damage in central Minnesota Monday afternoon. The National Weather Service issued a High Wind Warning for parts of our listening area late Monday afternoon into the early evening.
St. Cloud City Council Approves Taxicab Rate Increase
It is going to cost you a little more to hail a cab in St. Cloud. The city council voted six-to-one to approve a taxicab rate increase of .20 cents per mile and an increase in the 'non-traffic waiting charge" of .20 cents per minute.
Shop, Stroll, And Sample at the Downtown St. Cloud Art Crawl
The next Art Crawl in downtown St. Cloud is coming up this Friday. Downtown Council Executive Director Jolene Foss says it runs from 5:00 until 9:00 p.m.
Record High in St. Cloud Tuesday as Heatwave Stretches to 6th Day
We had record-breaking heat in St. Cloud Tuesday. This was our sixth day in a row that temperatures topped over 90 degrees.
Update: Severe Thunderstorm Watch Issued Until 8:00 p.m.
The National Weather Service has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Watch for most of central Minnesota. It will be in effect until 8:00 p.m. Tuesday.
As Heatwave Continues, Area Pools Not Open Yet
As our May heatwave stretches into its sixth day, many of you may be looking for ways to beat the heat. However, it's still too early for many of the popular swimming spots.
Annual ‘Stamp Out Hunger’ Food Drive Saturday
The annual "Stamp Out Hunger" food drive is Saturday. The effort hosted by the National Association of Letter Carriers will locally benefit the Salvation Army Food Shelf and the Catholic Charities Emergency Services Food Shelf.
Police: Watch for Fake Bills At Your Garage Sale
Now that it is garage sale season, police are advising you to be on the lookout for bogus money.
CVB Leader: Waite Park Amphitheater Would Be Great for Tourism
As Waite Park city leaders continue to develop plans for the creation of an amphitheater, a local tourism leader says she's excited to help promote it.
4,000 Runners Will Hit the Streets in St. Cloud this Weekend
Our cold and snowy spring hasn't scared away runners from signing up for the annual Earth Day Run.
More Snow Possible This Week
More snow arrives Tuesday night and lasts through the day Wednesday. Heaviest snow expected along the I-90 corridor in southern MN.