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.
8th Annual St. Cloud Pride Weekend Kicks off Friday
St. Cloud's 8th annual Pride Festival is this weekend. Spokesman Jim Beck says even though gay rights have come a long way over the past several years, it is still important to have events like Pride to promote equality.
First Ever ‘Salsa Fest’ Coming to Long Prairie on Saturday
If you love a good salsa, Long Prairie is the place to be on Saturday. The first ever Salsa Fest is being held at the Todd County Fairgrounds.
Update: Suspects Kidnap, Assault and Threaten Alexandria Teen
Authorities says three men kidnapped, assaulted and held 15-year-old Jasmine Block against her will for nearly 30 days after she was taken from her home in Alexandria.
Becker’s Lundeen to be Inducted Into MSHSL ‘Hall Of Fame’
Becker's longtime head football coach is being honored again. Dwight Lundeen will be inducted into the Minnesota State High School League Hall of Fame next month.
St. Cloud National Guard Soldiers, Helicopters to Help Hurricane Harvey Victims
Some National Guard soldiers, and a couple of helicopters, based here in St. Cloud are being deployed to Texas to help with the Hurricane Harvey relief efforts.
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.