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.
Tuesday is Primary Election Day in Minnesota
Tuesday is Primary Election Day in Minnesota, and there are plenty of races for you to vote on.
Art Crawl Takeover Is Friday in Downtown St. Cloud
The next Art Crawl in downtown St. Cloud is happening this Friday. Downtown Council President Jolene Foss says they have a lot of events planned.
NWS Confirms Tornado Near Atwater on Friday
The National Weather Service has confirmed there was a tornado in Kandiyohi and Meeker Counties on Friday night.
Fill Out Your Passport on the East Central Craft Beverage Trail
A number of craft beverage makers in east-central Minnesota are joining forces for a fun and unique experience. The newly formed "East Central Craft Beverage Trail" is in Pine, Kanabec, and Isanti counties.
St. Cloud Police Respond to False Abduction Post on Facebook
Assistant Police Chief Jeff Oxton says his office was contacted on Monday by several media outlets - including WJON - and community members about a Facebook post that described an attempted abduction of a woman at the Walgreens store in the 2500 block of Division Street West that had apparently take…
Put Your Cooking, Baking Skills to the Test at the Fair
If people tell you that you make a great salsa, hotdish, or cupcake you can put your recipe to the test this week at the Benton County Fair. They have daily food contests starting Wednesday.
Gilman Days Are this Weekend
Folks in-and-around Gilman will be celebrating this weekend. Gilman Days starts Friday and continues through Sunday.
Rain on the Way for Wednesday
Periods of thunderstorms are expected today into this evening. A few severe storms are possible mainly this afternoon and evening across far southern Minnesota as a cold front sweeps through.
St. Cloud Considering Asking Voters to Raise Hospitality Taxes
St. Cloud residents may be asked to approve a couple of ballot questions during the November election, with the goal of making improvements to some of the city's amenities.
Police: Sign-up Now for National Night Out
We're just a couple weeks away from the annual National Night Out. St. Cloud Police Department's Crime Prevention Specialist John Justin says now is the time to sign-up your neighborhood for an official visit from law enforcement that evening.
Quiet Oaks Holding Annual Butterfly Release Sunday
You can honor a loved one who has died. The 7th annual Memorial Butterfly Release is this Sunday at Munsinger Gardens. The event is a fundraiser for the Quiet Oaks Hospice House.
Take a Historic Trolley Tour of St. Cloud
St. Cloud's Mayor is taking you on another history trolley tour. Mayor Dave Kleis is offering the guided tours on Thursday of this week, and also on August 7th and 9th.