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.
$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.
The Holiday Train Is Coming to Central Minnesota
The headline performer this year is country music star Terri Clark. Once the train arrives in town the stage door lowers and the band performs a song.
Winter Weather Advisory Into Early Tuesday Morning
The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for parts of our listening area. It starts at 3:00 p.m. Monday and lasts until 3:00 a.m. Tuesday.
Is There Really a Christmas Tree Shortage this Year?
There were some national reports over the weekend warning of Christmas tree shortage this year. It takes about 10-12 years for a tree to grow before it's ready for your house for Christmas.
4,000 People Expected for Annual St. Cloud Wishbone 5K
If you're going to be here in town on Thanksgiving morning you might want to consider going for a run before you sit down for the big meal.
Excitement Building for Hockey Day Minnesota in St. Cloud
We're now less than two months away from Hockey Day Minnesota here in St. Cloud. Spokesman Brian Schoenborn says ticket sales have been strong so far, but there's plenty of room for everyone.
Minnesota’s ‘Smartest’ Cities: Who Made the Top 10
A new report has been released ranking Minnesota's largest cities based on intelligence. The website Zippia put the list together ranking the 97 cities in the North Star state that have a population of 10,000 or higher.
The 10 Best St. Cloud Stores for Black Friday Shopping
Whether you're heading out to the stores on Thanksgiving night or on Black Friday there's no shortage of retailers offering you "doorbuster" deals. But which stores actually have the deepest discounts?
The Downtown St. Cloud Loft Condos Are Done, Check Out Our Video Tour [VIDEO]
Nearly two years after they broke ground, the new Loft Condominiums in downtown St. Cloud are finally ready for you to move in. The six-floor 47 unit building is on West St. Germain Street, across from Herberger's.
Central Minnesotan to be Featured on Frosted Flakes as He Aims for Paralympics
A Kimball native is going to be featured on boxes of Kellogg's Frosted Flakes cereal. Mike Schultz is a snowboarder who is hoping to make the United States team for the Paralympics.