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.
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.
A Piece of Art Being Installed Along Division Street
A sculpture project that has been three years in the making is finally getting installed. The St. Johns Cantius Gateway Project is between Division Street and West St. Germain Street in St. Cloud.
Learn How to Repair Your Home’s Wood Windows
If your home has wood windows, there's a workshop just for you on how to repair and maintain them. The St. Cloud Heritage Preservation Commission is hosting the event Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.
Lake George Neighborhood Hosting Community Wide Potluck
You'll have a chance to sample foods from around the world on Thursday. The Lake George Neighborhood Coalition is hosting their 4th annual Community Sharing Our Heritage night.
Tornadoes Possible in Southeast Minnesota
There's a 10% chance of tornadoes in the yellow shaded region. That might not sound like a lot, but these types of setups only happen 1 or 2 times per year in Minnesota and Wisconsin.
Enrollment in District 742 Continues to Grow
Total enrollment in the St. Cloud Area School District is up slightly this year. School officials say they have 10,312 students, which is up 165 kids from last year.
St. John’s QB Recognized Nationally for Fighting Sex Trafficking
St. John's University football quarterback Jackson Erdmann is doing some impressive things on the field again this year, but he's also equally impressive off the field. He is being honored nationally for his commitment to community service.