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.
Local Legends Being Inducted into Basketball Hall Of Fame
Three local people will be inducted into the 2nd annual "Minnesota High School Basketball Hall of Fame" next week.
Becker City Council Hears Tax Abatement Request for Google
Touting the overall economic impact on the region, supporters of the Google Data Center project spoke to the Becker city Council Tuesday night. The council held a public hearing on Google's request for a 20-year tax abatement on the property.
Weather Announcements for Thursday, March 14th, 2019
We have some weather announcements for Thursday, March 14th, 2019. If you have a weather related announcement, please call our cancelations line at (320) 257-7203 and leave a message.
Sauk Rapids-Rice Announces New Round of Listening Sessions
Residents in the Sauk Rapids-Rice school district will have more chances to give their input on the future of the school district. "One Storm One Future" is the next process to engage district residents, which will include a series of listening sessions and a new website.
Heavy Rain on the Way for Much of Minnesota
The National Weather Service has issued a Flood Watch from Wednesday afternoon through Thursday.
J.P. Penney to Close More Stores as Sales Deteriorate
J.C. Penney is closing more stores after a weak holiday sales season. The company announced Thursday that it will close 18 stores this year, including the three locations previously announced in January.
St. Cloud’s Connection to the Academy Awards ‘Best Picture’
There's a St. Cloud connection to this year's Academy Award winner for best picture. "Green Book" won the award at the Oscars Sunday night.
Blizzard Conditions Kept State Troopers Busy on Sunday
The Minnesota State Patrol says there were 165 crashes on the state highways Sunday between 6:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m.
Southern Minnesota Blizzard Strands SCSU Men’s Hockey Team
The St. Cloud State University men's hockey team had a rough road home from Omaha Sunday. The blizzard conditions stranded the team in St. James in Watonwan County.
Weekend Storm Tracking Away from Central Minnesota
We are highly confident a powerful winter storm will bring a narrow band of heavy snow and strong wind late Saturday into Sunday, but we still can't say where exactly the storm track will be.
Update: Winter Storm Warning on Wednesday
Accumulating snow will move in from the southwest late Tuesday night, reaching all areas by the Wednesday morning commute.
Bill Introduced Offering Free Tuition to State Schools
A bill has been introduced in the Minnesota Senate that would offer at least two years of free tuition to Minnesota's colleges and universities. The bill's author is Democrat Kari Dziedzic of Minneapolis.