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.
No Garbage, Recycling Pickup in St. Cloud on Thursday
Because of the Thanksgiving holiday garbage and recycling will not be picked-up in St. Cloud Thursday.
Governor Outlines COVID-19 Economic Relief Package
Minnesota Governor Tim Walz announced a COVID-19 economic relief package Tuesday morning. It includes measures to help keep small businesses afloat and support workers.
Gas Prices .50 Lower Than A Year Ago
As coronavirus cases rise across the country more Americans are staying home and gas prices are falling again.
Games, Puzzles Rise in Popularity During Pandemic
This is National Games and Puzzle week, which is traditionally held during the week of Thanksgiving.
Sauk Rapids Holiday Parade Canceled
The 13th annual Sauk Rapids Holiday Parade of Lights has been canceled for this year. The city posted the announcement on its Facebook page Friday.
December Outlook Calling for Above Normal Temperatures
The latest December outlook from the Climate Prediction Center keeps a slight chance for generally above-normal temperatures to continue across much of central Minnesota and western Wisconsin.
3 Day ‘Pack the Trailer’ Event Collection Donations
Next week, as you do your grocery shopping for Thanksgiving dinner, you can also donate to a good cause. A Pack The Trailer event is being held on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday.
UPDATE: Suspect Arrested on St. John’s University Campus
Authorities have arrested a suspect connected to an assault and vehicle pursuit near the campus of St. John's University.
Stearns Co. Confirms Accuracy of General Election
Stearns County officials have given an update on the accuracy of the general election in the county.
CentraCare Specialists Available to Help you Quit Smoking
Thursday is the annual Great American Smokeout. CentraCare's Meghan Bown says they have professional help available for anyone who wants to kick the smoking habit today or any day.
Insider: Walz to Close Restaurants, Gyms for Four Weeks
Minnesota Governor Tim Walz will announce a new round of COVID-19 restrictions Wednesday at 6:00 p.m.
St. Cloud On NYT List Where COVID is Worst Right Now
According to the New York Times, which has been tracking the cases of the coronavirus since the beginning of the pandemic, the St. Cloud metro area is in the top 15 cities in the country right now where the outbreak is the worst.