I am a graduate of St. Cloud State University - Class of 2015. I grew up in the small town of Clarkfield, MN from 1989-2008. I began interning here at Townsquare Media in January of 2014 doing on-air and event stuff. After my internship ended, I continued to linger around the building because I enjoyed doing so (and no one kicked me out). I was lucky enough to be in the right place at the right time as I was hired on as a full-time reporter for WJON in August 2014, for which I am very grateful. A little about me: I love sports - especially football (I bleed purple and gold), I am a huge nerd about movies, I hate pina coladas and can't stand getting caught in the rain, and my favorite food is steak.
The Weekender: Classic Country, Heart, Joan Jett and More!
Another weekend jam-packed with music hits the area as Matt Vee and friends pay tribute to the giants of classic country at Pioneer Place, Heart and Joan Jett will rock your socks off at Grand Casino Hinckley, the annual Chmielewski Polka Fest kicks off another year, Gregg Allman visits Mystic Lake, and a sports cards and collectibles show featuring a member of the World Series Champion Twins teams hits St. Cloud. Read more in The Weekender!
Music, Sunshine, and German Guests at ‘Springtime by George’
Residents and out-of-towners alike enjoyed a beautiful Wednesday evening today at Lake George.
Cathedral Students’ Art Project ‘Out of This World’ [VIDEO]
Cathedral High School art students are going bigger than ever for this year's sidewalk chalk art project.
St. Cloud Women’s Shelter Planning Expansion
Anna Marie's Alliance in St. Cloud is in the planning stage of expanding their shelter to better provide a comfortable and safe environment for women and children involved in domestic violence.
After 2-Year Fight, Royalton Cancer Survivor Ready for Next Chapter in Life [VIDEO]
After beating leukemia for the second time, Royalton's Lulu Martinez is ready to get back to a normal life.
The Weekender: Music of the Beach Boys, the Book of Mormon and More!
This weekend is a celebration of music as two events are dedicated to the work of The Beach Boys -- Justin Ploof and the Throwbacks at Pioneer Place, and Collective Unconscious at the Paramount Theatre, country music star Rodney Atkins comes to Grand Casino Mille Lacs, the St. Cloud String Quartet teams up with the Central Minnesota Youth Orchestra at the Paramount and the hilarious and award-winning Broadway musical, The Book of Mormon, begins its run at the Orpheum Theatre. Read more in The Weekender!
Army Reserves Training Local Law Enforcement in St. Joe
You may see several squad cars and activity around St. Joseph tomorrow (Friday), but don't be alarmed. The St. Joseph and Waite Park police departments and the Stearns County Sheriff's Office will be conducting a training exercise with the 367th Army Reserve Battallion.
Cold Spring Affordable Housing Project Stuck in Limbo
The decision to approve or deny a proposed $7 million affordable housing project in Cold Spring was deadlocked at tonight's (Tuesday) city council meeting.
Virtual Simulator Shows Apollo Students Dangers of Distracted Driving [VIDEO]
A nationally touring driving simulator made a stop at Apollo High School today (Tuesday) to give students a virtual experience showing the dangers of distracted driving.
Burtrum Family’s Treehouse Elevates the Idea of a Getaway [VIDEO]
A central Minnesota family has elevated the idea of a treehouse into a unique and relaxing getaway destination.
Man Arrested After Car Crash and Fire in Morrison County
A Perham man was arrested after crashing his car in Morrison County this (Monday) morning.
Work on Beaver Island Trail to Cause Closures on 2 St. Cloud Streets
Construction on the Beaver Island Trail Project will cause traffic delays this week on two streets in St. Cloud.