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.
SCSU Preparing for Residency Requirement Change
Freshman enrolled at St. Cloud State University will be required to live on campus this fall. The change in the residency requirement was announced by the school last October.
Downtown St. Cloud Perkins Closes
The Perkins Family Restaurant in downtown St. Cloud has closed.
New Apartment Building Planned Next to Heritage Park
A new apartment building is in the works next to Heritage Park in St. Cloud. During Monday night's meeting, the city council approved a rezoning request to build a 105 unit apartment building at 3373 West St. Germain Street.
Strong Storms Possible on Monday
Strong to severe storms could move into east-central Minnesota and western Wisconsin by late Monday morning and affect southern Minnesota and western Wisconsin Monday afternoon.
NWS: 6 Tornadoes Sunday in Minnesota, Wisconsin
After assessing the damage, the National Weather Service says they counted six tornadoes that occurred in central Minnesota and western Wisconsin on Sunday.
St. John’s University Names Interim President
St. John's University has named an interim president. The Board of Trustees has announced Eugene McAllister will fill that role.
Woman Wanted In Stearns County Arrested in Clay County
A woman who had a warrant out for her arrest here in Stearns County has been arrested up in northwestern Minnesota. The Clay County Sheriff's Office says 28-year-old Ashley Jo Hanson of Mahnomen was arrested Tuesday in Dilworth.
New 24- Hour Fitness Center Opening in Downtown St. Cloud
A new 24-hour gym is coming to downtown St. Cloud. "Burn and Build Fitness" is opening in the former Snap Fitness space -- as well as the space next door -- at 305 5th Avenue in the Coborn Plaza building.
Sartell Area Home Destroyed in Early Morning Fire
A Sartell area home has been destroyed in an early morning fire. The Stearns County Sheriff's Office says fire crews were called to a home on Pine Ridge Road in Le Sauk Township just after midnight Monday morning.
LEAF Receives 2 Grants Totaling Over $43,000
The Local Education & Activities Foundation has received two grants totaling over $43,000.
Brick And Bourbon Begins Hiring for St. Cloud Location
A new downtown St. Cloud eatery is getting closer to open its doors. Brick and Bourbon announced this week that they are starting the hiring process.
Summer Youth Camp Helps Kids Learn Job Skills
A summer camp helping teach teenagers job skills is underway here in St. Cloud. CareerONE is a five-week youth camp working with 120 kids.