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.
Sartell Police Chief: Over 100 Calls to Dispatch About Shots Fired Tuesday Night [VIDEO]
Some scary moments Tuesday night in Sartell, turned out to be a false alarm. Police started to receive 911 calls from residents who thought they had heard gunshots.
More Rain on the Way
We get one day to dry out today before rain returns from the southwest tonight. Rain chances will continue into Saturday, though the heaviest and most widespread rain is expected Friday afternoon into Saturday morning from south central MN into western WI.
3 1/2 Inches of Rain in St. Cloud Since Sunday
We've had 3 1/2 inches of rain since Sunday. Monday we officially had 1.55 inches of rain at the St. Cloud Regional Airport, which is a record for the day.
Dutch Maid Bakery Planning Move to Sauk Rapids
The owner of the Dutch Maid Bakery in east St. Cloud is looking at moving to Sauk Rapids. The Sauk Rapids Planning Commission will consider a site plan approval Monday.
Flash Flood Watch Issued with Heavy Rain Likely
Rounds of showers and thunderstorms will develop today and tonight along a front. 1 to 3 inches are likely within that corridor which could lead to localized flooding.
Downtown St. Cloud’s 5th Avenue to Reopen Tuesday Evening
An official ribbon cutting ceremony will reopen downtown St. Cloud's 5th Avenue to traffic. The event will take place on Tuesday at 6:00 p.m. outside the Metro Transit Station on the corner of 1st Street South and 5th Avenue South.
St. Cloud Considering Raising the Age to Buy Tobacco to 21
St. Cloud could be the next city to raise the minimum age to buy tobacco products to 21. During Monday night's meeting the city council will set a public hearing for October 9th to discuss the issue.
Thunderstorms, Heavy Rain Possible this Weekend
Strong to severe storms will be possible late tonight, then again late Friday into Friday night.
Sartell Native Tom Bearson Reported Missing 3 Years Ago
Three years ago today, NDSU student Tom Bearson disappeared after leaving a party a few blocks south of the campus.
Late Season Thunderstorms Produce Hail, Heavy Rain
Some late season thunderstorms moved across the area early Wednesday morning. Thunderstorm warnings were issued by the National Weather Service from 12:45 a.m. until 2:45 a.m. for area counties, including: Stearns, Benton, Sherburne, Todd and Morrison counties.
Hundreds of Volunteers Ready to Give Back During ‘Day of Caring’
Hundreds of volunteers decked out in their red t-shirts will be fanning out across central Minnesota on Thursday. It's the annual "Day of Caring" organized by the United Way of Central Minnesota.
Thunderstorm Chances Return to the Forecast
Storms will push into western MN from South Dakota this evening, weaken by Saturday morning, then redevelop further east Saturday afternoon and evening. Large hail and damaging winds are possible with a few of the storms.