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.
Former Shopko West to be Demolished
The former Shopko West building is slated for demolition.
Update: Police Shoot, Kill Suspect in St. Cloud
A number of police cars from several St. Cloud area departments have blocked off an area near Division Street and 23rd in St. Cloud.
Live Entertainment Returning to Pioneer Place Stage
After being dark for over six months, live entertainment is coming back to the stage at the Pioneer Place of Fifth in downtown St. Cloud.
Eric Trump Scheduled to Make Campaign Stop in Becker
The President's son Eric Trump is making a campaign stop in Becker. The campaign says Eric Trump will be at Potter Trucking in Becker at 3:00 p.m. on Thursday.
West St. Cloud Development Project Gets Approval from Council
A west St. Cloud development project that was tabled during the last St. Cloud City Council meeting can now move forward.
Minnesota Lottery Has Record Sales for 3rd Year in a Row
Minnesotan's interest in gambling hasn't been slowed by the coronavirus. State Lottery officials say they had record sales for the fiscal year that just ended.
Nearly An Inch of Rain Thursday Morning in St. Cloud
We got some good rain early Thursday morning in central Minnesota. Unofficially here at the radio station, we had .86".
Best Buy Hiring for the Holidays, Offering $15 An Hour
Best Buy is hiring for the holidays. The electronics retailer says they need to hire thousands of employees across the country.
Slight Chance for Thunderstorms Wednesday Night
Thunderstorms are forecast to develop over northern and eastern Minnesota Wednesday night and move southeast.
Governor Walz Greets Students, Staff at South Junior High
Minnesota Governor Tim Walz made a stop at St. Cloud's South Junior High Tuesday greeting the students and the staff as they ended their school day.
Event Promotes Learning How to be More Civil with One Another
There's a lot of people talking at one an other these days, and fewer people listening to each other, especially when it comes to the topic of politics.
SR-R Announces Changes to District Learning Models
The Sauk Rapids-Rice school district is making changes to the learning models at several of its schools. The learning model is changing at Pleasantview Elementary, the Middle School and High School starting Monday.