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.
Update: North Dakota Man Killed in Crash Near Freeport
One person was killed and two people were hurt in a three-vehicle crash near Freeport.
Saturday is National Law Enforcement Memorial Day
This Saturday is National Law Enforcement Memorial Day. President John F. Kennedy declared May 15th with the special designation back in 1962.
New Retailer Moving Into Former Ulta Beauty Location
A new retailer is apparently coming to St. Cloud.
Becker Referendum Fails by 11 Votes
A bond referendum in the Becker school district has failed by just 11 votes.
Sherburne Co. Resident Among New COVID-Related Deaths
A Sherburne County resident in their late 30s is among nine new COVID-19 related deaths.
Chipotle Raising Starting Pay, Creates Path to Six Figure Salary
Chipotle Mexican Grill has announced it is increasing wages resulting in a $15 average wage by the end of June.
After Cold Night, Warmer Weather is on the Way
High pressure moving across the area will make for clear skies and diminished winds Monday night, allowing for cold overnight temperatures.
To the Bat Cave! St. Cloud Working on Permanent home for Bats
It is unclear if Bruce Wayne will ever make it his headquarters but the city of St. Cloud is in the process of creating its very own bat cave.
Officials: Teamwork, Police Work End Hostage Standoff
Several agencies worked in concert with each other for nearly nine hours Thursday to find a peaceful resolution to the hostage standoff at the Wells Fargo Bank in St. Cloud.
Officials Release Details After 8 Hour Hostage Standoff
After a stand-off that lasted more than eight hours, St. Cloud police arrested a man who was holding five hostages Thursday night.
Target: $5 Coupons If you Get COVID Shot in Store
Target is offering a coupon to anyone who gets a COVID-19 vaccine in its stores.
Gov. to End Capacity Restrictions on May 28, Mask Mandate July 1
Governor Tim Walz Thursday announced a three-step timeline to end nearly all state COVID-19 restrictions by May 28, and end the statewide masking requirement once 70% of Minnesotans age 16 years and older get their vaccine, or by July 1.