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.
Weather Announcements for Tuesday, July 14th, 2020
We have some weather announcements for Tuesday, July 14th,2020. If you have a weather related announcement, call our cancellations line at (320) 257-7191 and leave a message.
Strong Storms Possible Monday, Monday Night
The Storm Prediction Center (SPC), has highlighted the Upper Midwest with a slight chance of severe thunderstorms Monday.
NWS: First Deadly Tornado in Minnesota Since 2011
One of the tornadoes that struck Otter Tail County on Wednesday killed one person. The Otter Tail County Sheriff's Office says a 30-year-old man was killed near Dalton when a twister destroyed a large garage in which he was working.
Former Herberger’s Building Has A New Buyer
The former Herberger's building in downtown St. Cloud has a new owner. A property investment company based out of New York called Twenty Lake Holdings has bought the property.
St. Cloud has 9th 90-Degree Day this Summer
We officially got up to 90 degrees in St. Cloud Wednesday.
Over 1 1/2″ of Rain Fell in St. Cloud Wednesday Morning
Central Minnesota got some much-needed rain on Wednesday morning.
Heat Advisory Then Chance for Strong Storms
Heat Indices will approach 100-105 in the metro Wednesday, with an excessive heat warning for the metro and a heat advisory for the surrounding areas.
Strong Storms Possible Again on Wednesday
A round of strong to severe thunderstorms is possible early Wednesday morning across western Minnesota, with redevelopment later in the afternoon and evening.
City Moving Ahead with Plan to Clean-up Press Bar Site
The city is moving forward with a plan to clean-up the site of the former Press Bar in downtown St. Cloud. During Monday's meeting, the city council will be asked to approve an agreement with the owners of the property, along with authorizing the use of funds to pay for the clean-up and approvi…
Protesters March on I-94 in St. Paul After Singer’s Death
Protesters apparently outraged by the killing of a popular singer in Ethiopia stopped traffic on Interstate 94 in St. Paul during Wednesday evening's rush hour.
New Superintendent Takes Over at Sauk Rapids-Rice
It's the first day on the job for the new superintendent of the Sauk Rapids-Rice school district.
HealthPartners Closing Central Minnesota Clinic in Sartell
HealthPartners has announced plans to close its Central Minnesota Clinic in Sartell.