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.
Sauk Rapids Man Takes Top Prize at Brainerd Fishing Tournament
A Sauk Rapids man has won a new pickup thanks to his luck ice fishing.
Stearns County Looking for Volunteer Veterans for Treatment Court
Stearn's County's Veterans Treatment Court is looking for help. The program is in need of more veterans from the area who would like to serve as a volunteer mentor.
REAL IDs: What You Need To Know
It's time to decide if you need to upgrade your driver's license to a REAL ID or an Enhanced driver's license.
Weather Related Announcements for Thursday, January 23, 2020
We have some weather-related announcements for Thursday, January 23rd, 2020. If you have a weather announcement, call our cancellations line at (320) 257-7191 and leave a message.
Sauk Rapids Declares Snow Emergency
The city's public works department says, because we have received a Winter Storm Warning prediction of four or more inches of snow, a snow emergency declaration has been issued starting at 12:01 a.m. Saturday.
Winter Storm, Blizzard Warnings Issued in Minnesota
A Winter Storm Warning will be in effect from 10:00 a.m. Friday through 6:00 p.m. Saturday for a large part of Minnesota. Additionally, a Blizzard Warning has been issued from 6:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. Saturday for much of Southwestern and West Central Minnesota.
Wind Chill Advisory Then Winter Storm Watch
The National Weather Service has issued a Wind Chill Advisory from midnight until 9:00 a.m. Thursday. The Winter Storm Watch will be in effect from Friday morning through Saturday afternoon.
Rowing Event Raising Money for Charity
You can put your rowing skills to the test for a good cause this Saturday. All-Star Nutrition is hosting a charity event with the money going to Terebinth Refuge.
Pregnant Woman Driving Stolen Vehicle Hospitalized After Crash
A pregnant woman driving a stolen vehicle was hurt in a crash on Interstate 94. The Minnesota State Patrol says it happened just after 11:00 p.m. Sunday on westbound Interstate 94 near Monticello.
Update: Hutchinson Boy Charged in Walmart Fire
One of the Hutchinson boys taken into custody in connection with the fire at the Hutchinson Walmart on Sunday has been formally charged.
Old Chicago Restaurant Closes Its Doors in St. Cloud
A longtime restaurant in St. Cloud has closed its doors. Old Chicago manager Tanya Young says the restaurant is closed effective Tuesday.
Sauk Rapids-Rice Refining How They Prepare Students for Life
What do students need to know before they graduate from high school? That is a question leaders in the Sauk Rapids-Rice school district is asking the community. The initiative is called "Portrait of a Graduate".