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.
Record Snow Fell In St. Cloud Sunday
We had a record snowfall in St. Cloud Sunday. We officially had 3.4 inches of snow, which breaks the old record of three inches that fell on January 14th in 1952.
Winter Weather Advisory Until Noon Thursday
Snow will slowly wind down this morning across Minnesota, but a wave coming up out of Kansas will keep snow going into the afternoon in Wisconsin, where the highest amounts are expected.
Stillwater Ice Castles Open for the Season
If you're looking for a fun winter outing, a trip to Stillwater might be in order. The Stillwater Ice Castles are now open.
Super Bowl 52 Tickets Are Selling for How Much?
As the National Football League playoffs get underway this weekend, demand for tickets to the Super Bowl will go even higher. StubHub spokesman Cameron Popp says the fact that the game is being played in Minneapolis -- a cold weather city -- hasn't negatively impacted interest from fans.
St. Cloud Hospital Announces Top Baby Names in 2017
St. Cloud Hospital is out with its annual list of top baby names. The total number of births at St. Cloud Hospital in 2017 was almost exactly the same as in 2016. There were 2,957 babies born at the hospital last year, one more than the year before.
$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.