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.
Tim Hortons Sets Opening Date for St. Cloud Location
If you were at Hockey Day Minnesota in St. Cloud last month there's a good chance you sampled the donut holes from Tim Hortons. We now know when you will be able to go buy a donut from their new store.
A Few Rounds of Snow Could Be In Our Future Next Week
A band of snow will push across central/northern Minnesota and northern Wisconsin Sunday, with a broad area of 3 to 6 inches expected.
Grand Casino Mille Lacs to Start Serving Alcohol
Later this week, guests at Grand Casino Mille Lacs will be able to order a glass of beer or wine while they try their luck. Up until now, it has been a dry casino ever since it opened in 1991.
Snow On the Way for Southern Half of Minnesota
Winter storm remains on track to bring heavy snow and wind across parts of Minnesota and Wisconsin.
Record Snow Fell In St. Cloud Sunday
We had a record snowfall in St. Cloud Sunday. We officially had 3.4 inches of snow, which breaks the old record of three inches that fell on January 14th in 1952.
Winter Weather Advisory Until Noon Thursday
Snow will slowly wind down this morning across Minnesota, but a wave coming up out of Kansas will keep snow going into the afternoon in Wisconsin, where the highest amounts are expected.
Stillwater Ice Castles Open for the Season
If you're looking for a fun winter outing, a trip to Stillwater might be in order. The Stillwater Ice Castles are now open.
Super Bowl 52 Tickets Are Selling for How Much?
As the National Football League playoffs get underway this weekend, demand for tickets to the Super Bowl will go even higher. StubHub spokesman Cameron Popp says the fact that the game is being played in Minneapolis -- a cold weather city -- hasn't negatively impacted interest from fans.
St. Cloud Hospital Announces Top Baby Names in 2017
St. Cloud Hospital is out with its annual list of top baby names. The total number of births at St. Cloud Hospital in 2017 was almost exactly the same as in 2016. There were 2,957 babies born at the hospital last year, one more than the year before.
$100K Raffle Ticket Sold in Sauk Rapids
A $100,000 raffle ticket was sold in Sauk Rapids. The Minnesota State Lottery held its annual Millionaire Raffle drawing Monday.
Update: A Little More Snow On the Way
Light snow is expected today through tonight for much of Minnesota, producing 1-3" over northern Minnesota and far southern Minnesota into southwestern Wisconsin.
Costco Planning A New Store in St. Cloud
Costco is moving into town. St. Cloud Mayor Dave Kleis has confirmed that Costco is the major retailer planning to move into the Heritage park land.