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.
Over 2,000 Of the Fittest People In The World Coming to St. Cloud
Over 2,000 of the fittest athletes in the world are coming to St. Cloud this weekend. The 8th annual Granite Games kicks off on Thursday night and runs through Sunday.
Heavy Rain Likely for Parts of Minnesota
Scattered showers this morning will become more numerous this afternoon and evening, especially from south-central to east-central Minnesota, and into west central Wisconsin.
Chance for Storms, Heavy Rain Returns Friday
More thunderstorms are expected to develop along a cold front in western Minnesota after 3 pm.
St. Cloud, Sartell Lead the Way in New Home Construction
New home construction in central Minnesota has been strong so far this year. The Central Minnesota Builders Association says there have been 172 single-family building permits issued through the end of July.
Over 125,000 People Expected At Little Falls Arts & Crafts Fair
The annual craft show in Little Falls is coming up soon. The 46th annual "Little Falls Arts & Crafts, Market Place and Man Cave Fairs" are next weekend.
Over 200 Musicians At 9 Venues This Weekend in Downtown St. Cloud
There will be an overabundance of live music in downtown St. Cloud this weekend. The 2nd annual "Common Roots Festival" kicks off Thursday night and runs through Saturday evening.
Tuesday is Primary Election Day in Minnesota
Tuesday is Primary Election Day in Minnesota, and there are plenty of races for you to vote on.
Art Crawl Takeover Is Friday in Downtown St. Cloud
The next Art Crawl in downtown St. Cloud is happening this Friday. Downtown Council President Jolene Foss says they have a lot of events planned.
NWS Confirms Tornado Near Atwater on Friday
The National Weather Service has confirmed there was a tornado in Kandiyohi and Meeker Counties on Friday night.
Fill Out Your Passport on the East Central Craft Beverage Trail
A number of craft beverage makers in east-central Minnesota are joining forces for a fun and unique experience. The newly formed "East Central Craft Beverage Trail" is in Pine, Kanabec, and Isanti counties.
St. Cloud Police Respond to False Abduction Post on Facebook
Assistant Police Chief Jeff Oxton says his office was contacted on Monday by several media outlets - including WJON - and community members about a Facebook post that described an attempted abduction of a woman at the Walgreens store in the 2500 block of Division Street West that had apparently take…
Put Your Cooking, Baking Skills to the Test at the Fair
If people tell you that you make a great salsa, hotdish, or cupcake you can put your recipe to the test this week at the Benton County Fair. They have daily food contests starting Wednesday.