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.
When Should Your Kids Get Their First Smartphone?
When should your kids get their first smartphone? A group of parents from Texas says the 8th grade is soon enough. They've started a grassroots campaign called "Wait Until 8th" asking parents to join them in taking the pledge to wait until their kids enter 8th grade before giving them…
Update: 19-Year-Old Pedestrian Killed In South St. Cloud Crash
A pedestrian was killed in an early morning crash on the south side of St. Cloud. The crash happened in the 3600 block of County Road 75 around 4:20 a.m. Wednesday.
Minnesotans Making Minimum Wage Getting A Raise
If you're making minimum wage you'll be getting another raise in a few months. Minnesota's minimum wage rates will be adjusted for inflation on the first of the year.
While Some School Districts Consider Cutting School Cops, District 742 Isn’t One of Them
Both the Minneapolis and St. Paul public school districts are considering cutting the number of school resource officers they have in their schools. However, here in the St. Cloud Area School District they're sticking with the number they have.
St. Cloud Artist Giving Away 25 Paintings in 30 Days
A popular St. Cloud artist is giving away 25 of his paintings. Dan Mondloch has started a project called "Paint It Forward".
St. Cloud Pedestrian Hit By Car
A St. Cloud woman was taken to the hospital after she was hit by a car while walking. St. Cloud Police say it happened just after 1:00 p.m. Wednesday in the 1200 block of Cypress Road.
Rain Showers in the Forecast Wednesday, Thursday
Showers and thunderstorms will work across the area today with scattered afternoon showers expected again Thursday.
St. Cloud’s Rain Total for Thursday
The official rainfall total at the St. Cloud Regional Airport Thursday was 1.40 inches. That still leaves us about .30 below normal for the summer season.
Weather Announcements for Thursday, August 3rd, 2017
We have some weather announcements for Thursday, August 3rd, 2017. If you have a weather related announcement, call our cancellations line at 257-7191 and leave a message.
Coborn’s Planning New Grocery Store for Former YMCA Site
A new grocery store could be coming to north St. Cloud. Coborn's Incorporated wants to build the store on the site of the former YMCA building.
Three People Hurt in a Rear End Crash in Meeker County
Three people were hurt in a rear end crash in Meeker County. The Minnesota State Patrol says it happened at about 5:00 p.m. Wednesday on Highway 7 near Cosmos.
Two Teens Hurt in Rollover in Morrison County
Two teenagers were hurt in a rollover in Morrison County. The Minnesota State Patrol says it happened at about 5:30 p.m. Wednesday.