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.
Mud, Foam and Lots of Obstacles: Mudman Is Saturday
It's one of the toughest 5Ks in central Minnesota. Mudman is this Saturday at Powder Ridge near Kimball.
Beaver Island Claims Two Medals at U.S. Open Beer Championship
A St. Cloud brewery continues to win awards. Beaver Island Brewing Company claimed two bronze medals in the 2018 U.S. Open Beer Championship.
Rotary Club Cancels Summertime By George for 4th of July
The St. Cloud Rotary Club has decided to cancel the Summertime By George concert for Wednesday, July 4th
UPDATE: 70 MPH Wind Gusts, Power Outages Reported
Several hundred Xcel Energy customers in south St. Cloud are without power Tuesday morning. Xcel says nearly 2,000 of their St. Cloud customers do not have electricity.
Benton County Farm Using Horses to Help People Heal
A family farm in Benton County has opened up their place to help you heal. The "Healing Hooves Family Farm" near Oak Park has been up and running since last year.
‘Summertime By George’ Starts 8th Season Wednesday Night
Twelve weeks of music, food, and fun starts Wednesday with the 8th season of Summertime By George in St. Cloud.
Waite Park Amphitheater to Draw 15-20 National Acts Annually
After three years of talking and planning, work on the Waite Park amphitheater is finally ready to begin. The city is transforming an old quarry that was primarily owned by Martin Marrieta into an entertainment site.
Allegiant Flights to Florida Returning this Fall
The direct flights between St. Cloud and Southwest Florida will be returning this fall. Allegiant Airlines has announced they are bringing back the twice-weekly service to Punta Gorda Airport.
Help Wanted: Local Job Search Website Has Over 5,000 Openings
Last week we told you about a federal report that says there is now one available job for every unemployed American. There is a comprehensive job search website here in the tri-county area looking to match-up those looking for work with open jobs.
New Pantown Brewery Will Honor Historic St. Cloud Neighborhood
The St. Cloud area's newest brewery is paying homage to its historic past. The Pantown Brewing Company will open later this year on the city's north side.
Beaver Island Brewery Wins World Beer Cup Medal
One of the best tasting craft beers in the world is being brewed right here in St. Cloud. The Beaver Island Brewing Company's Check Pils beer won a bronze medal Thursday night at the 2018 World Beer Cup awards ceremony in Nashville, Tennessee.
Police Looking for Missing Princeton Woman
Police are asking for your help as they search for a missing Princeton woman. Princeton police say 46-year-old Tanis Larson has not been seen since Saturday at 2:00 p.m. at her home.