I’m not exactly a “St. Cloud native,” but I may as well be. After growing up in Coon Rapids, MN, my family moved to St. Augusta where I attended South Jr. High and Tech high school. In 2016 I graduated from Augsburg College in Minneapolis with a degree in creative writing and film production. I also studied and minored in Spanish. I'm beyond excited to have the opportunity to be a part of the WJON team. Some of the topics I cover include healthcare, medical, fitness, non-profits, community and weekend events, and the city of Rockville. When I'm not working I enjoy reading, writing, music, and spending time with my family and pets.
Over 15,000 Toothbrushes Donated to Local Kids
In honor of National Smile Month, a Minnesota insurance company is donating toothbrushes to kids this summer.
20th Music in the Gardens Concert Series Kicks Off Sunday
You can get out and enjoy nature and music at a local concert series this summer.
Central Minnesota Libraries Kick Off Summer Reading Program
School may be out for the season, but that doesn’t mean kids can’t still hit the books.
Lynx Retire Whalen’s Number, Fall to Sparks
On the same day as the Minnesota Lynx made history with the retirement ceremony of Lindsay Whalen’s number 13, they lost to their biggest rival, the Los Angeles Sparks.
Sartell Holds 27th Annual SummerFest Parade [VIDEO]
Summer parade season in Central Minnesota is officially underway.
D.B. Searle’s Sells, New Restaurant Coming
A new restaurant is coming to a familiar spot in downtown St. Cloud. The historic D.B. Searle's building sold Friday to Karpos, LCC.
Sauk Rapids-Rice School District Shares Listening Session Results
After 30 listening sessions about facilities in the district, Sauk Rapids-Rice Public Schools is sharing the results with the community.
Summer Biking Incentive Program Kicks Off
Local businesses are teaming up this summer to promote bicycling in the tri-county area.
Mudfest Returns to Hillman for Memorial Day Weekend
A down and dirty event is returning to central Minnesota this Memorial Day weekend. The bi-annual, four-day event Mudfest kicks off Friday in Hillman.
History Museum Opens Nostalgic Toy Exhibit [VIDEO]
You can take a walk down memory lane at a new exhibit in St. Cloud. The Stearns History Museum is bringing back childhood with their new Just for Fun: Toys We Loved exhibit.
St. Cloud Celebrates Bike to Work Week
If you work in Benton, Sherburne, or Stearns counties and enjoy riding your bike, then you might be interested in a competition that kicks off on Monday.
Sartell Mayor Declares May 9th, 2019 Mary Lou Westra Day
A beloved employee of the Sartell School District celebrated a big milestone on Thursday.