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.
Update: Power Restored to Residents in Several Communities
It was a challenging morning Thursday for hundreds of Stearns Electric customers who had to get ready for work and school without power.
Heavy Snow Possible in Southern Minnesota
Southern Minnesota is still expected to feel the brunt of a winter storm this weekend. A mix of freezing rain and snow Saturday morning will transition to all snow by the afternoon that will continue into Sunday morning.
Country Lights Festival Starts Saturday in Sartell
A whole month of family fun will kick off this Saturday in Sartell with the start of the 2nd annual "Country Lights Festival".
Sauk Rapids’ Annual Holiday Parade, Family Fun is Saturday
A full day of Christmas festivities is being planned for this Saturday in Sauk Rapids. The 11th annual "Sauk Rapids Holiday Parade & Family Fun Day" is being organized by the Community Ambassador Organization.
Some Light Snow On the Way, Bigger Storm This Weekend
A band of light snow, with amounts generally around an inch, will move across the area Wednesday afternoon and evening.
UPDATE: SCSU to Require First Year Students to Live on Campus
St. Cloud State University has announced a major policy decision for student housing. President Robbyn Wacker released a statement Tuesday saying beginning with the fall semester next year the school will require on-campus housing for incoming first-year students.
Baby Girl Born At St. Cloud Hospital at 11:11 a.m. on 11/11
A baby girl born at St. Cloud Hospital has a very special birth date. Genicia Contreras-Landa was born at 11:11 a.m. on Sunday, November 11th.
Election Day: Find Out Where You Vote, What’s on Your Ballot
Tuesday is election day and there are plenty of reasons for you to go vote -- if you haven't done it already through early voting.
Report: St. Cloud Cost of Living Higher Than National Average
The cost to live in St. Cloud is slightly higher than the national average. The "Cost of Living" index for the third quarter of this year has been released by The Council for Community and Economic Research.
The Fall Color Season Is Over, How Would You Rate It?
The fall color season is pretty much over, with maybe the exception of a small sliver of southeastern Minnesota near Red Wing.
Popeyes Wants To Bring Their Louisiana-Style Food to St. Cloud
It looks like we may be getting a new fast food option here in St. Cloud. Popeyes Louisiana Chicken is interested in opening a new restaurant on Division Street between 23rd and 24th Avenue.
Here Comes The Rain Again
Things aren't going to get any drier anytime soon. Several more inches of rain are expected through the middle of next week.