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.
Minnesota’s ‘Smartest’ Cities: Who Made the Top 10
A new report has been released ranking Minnesota's largest cities based on intelligence. The website Zippia put the list together ranking the 97 cities in the North Star state that have a population of 10,000 or higher.
Central Minnesotan to be Featured on Frosted Flakes as He Aims for Paralympics
A Kimball native is going to be featured on boxes of Kellogg's Frosted Flakes cereal. Mike Schultz is a snowboarder who is hoping to make the United States team for the Paralympics.
State Patrol: 2 Fatal Crashes Friday During First Snowstorm of the Season
Two people died in crashes this morning during the snowfall. The Minnesota State Patrol says the two fatal crashes were in Brainerd and Duluth.
Will Congress’ Tax Plan Screw Up Your 401k? [VIDEO]
As Congress works on a plan to overhaul the tax code there has been some speculation they'll make changes to 401(k) plans to help pay for tax cuts.
SCSU Pakistani Students Invite You to Help them Celebrate 70 Years of Independence
You have an opportunity to learn about the culture, food, and music of the people of Pakistan. The Pakistan Student Association at St. Cloud State University is hosting their annual "Pakistan Night" Saturday at 6:30 p.m. at the Atwood Memorial Center Ballroom.
Paynesville Man Hurt in Crash
A Paynesville man was hurt in a crash in Kandiyohi County. The Minnesota State Patrol says it happened at about 5:20 p.m. Wednesday on Highway 23 in Roseville Township, just west of Paynesville.
Update: Wind Advisory Continues Tuesday
The National Weather Service has issued a Wind Advisory for much of Minnesota until 6:00 p.m. Tuesday. Strong northwest winds will continue through the day.
Weather Outlook: NOAA Gives Prediction for Winter Season
NOAA's Climate Prediction Center has released it's Winter Weather Outlook. They say a La Nina could potentially emerge for the second year in a row, with a 55 to 65 percent chance of it developing before winter sets in.
Update: BCA Investigating Officer Involved Shooting In St. Cloud [VIDEO]
We have more information about the shooting that happened late Monday night in west St. Cloud. The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension says it was an officer involved shooting.
Two Arrested During North St. Cloud Drug Bust
Two people were arrested in a drug raid in north St. Cloud. The Central Minnesota Violent Offenders Task force used a search warrant at a home at 721 28th Avenue North Tuesday morning, after an investigation into the sales of controlled substances.
Brooten Man Burned In House Explosion, Fire
A Brooten man was burned in an explosion and fire at his home. The Stearns County Sheriff's Office says it happened just after 5:00 p.m. Sunday on County Road 18 in North Fork Township, about four miles north of Brooten.
Litchfield Business Destroyed in Fire
A business in Litchfield has been destroyed in a fire. The Meeker County Sheriff's Office says they responded to an alarm at R & R Auto Salvage on Highway 12 at about 6:30 p.m. Sunday.