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.
Downtown St. Cloud Taco John’s Closes After 40 Years
The Taco John's in downtown St. Cloud has closed.
St. Cloud Land Transactions: Whitney Park, Press Bar, Clark Field
St. Cloud is ready to move forward on plans for several land transactions.
How Common are 90 Degree Days in St. Cloud?
After an official high of 89 degrees Thursday in St. Cloud, we are heading for a stretch of 90-degree days.
Benton Co. History: The Story of the Once Thriving Benton City
You can't call Benton City a ghost town, because hundreds of people still live there, but it is definitely a forgotten city for most of us.
Fire Weather Watch Issued for Friday
Elevated fire weather conditions are possible on Friday, with a fire weather watch for portions of western and northwestern Minnesota.
DEED Has Called More Than 30,000 Unemployed Minnesotans
The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development says it has called 30,000 people who are currently on unemployment.
Anheuser-Busch Buying Americans A Round of Beer
Free beer is the latest White House-backed incentive for Americans to get vaccinated for COVID-19.
Millstream Arts Festival Transitions to Millstream Night Market
A popular arts festival in St. Joseph is transitioning from a one-day event in the fall to a weekly celebration through much of the summer.
June is Coming in Hot
A shift in the pattern is upon us with much hotter weather starting off the first half of June.
Most Remaining COVID Restrictions in Minnesota End Friday
Nearly all of Minnesota's remaining COVID restrictions go away Friday, and Governor Tim Walz says he feels "very confident" in the decision.
Traditional Rides Return to Lake Wobegon Trail this Summer
A number of fun rides are returning this summer to the Lake Wobegon Trail.
Batter Up! Home Run Derby Planned for Dick Putz Field
See if you have what it takes to swing for the fences at a new unique event in St. Cloud.