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.
Heat Advisory in Effect Wednesday
It will be hot and humid today. If being active outside, be sure to stay hydrated and take breaks in air conditioned environments to prevent heat related health issues.
Strong Storms, Excessive Rain Possible Wednesday
Some severe thunderstorms may develop Wednesday evening with large hail and damaging winds.
Rotary Club Cancels Summertime By George for 4th of July
The St. Cloud Rotary Club has decided to cancel the Summertime By George concert for Wednesday, July 4th.
Benton County Farm Using Horses to Help People Heal
A family farm in Benton County has opened up their place to help you heal. The "Healing Hooves Family Farm" near Oak Park has been up and running since last year.
Reminder: Summertime By George Has Adjusted Schedule this Week
If you are planning on going down to Summertime By George Wednesday remember it is at a slightly different time this week.
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.