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.
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.
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.