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.
DB Searles Closes, Changing Ownership
DB Searles in downtown St. Cloud is changing ownership. Owner Andy Barth says the three-story bar and restaurant on 5th Avenue ceased operations Thursday.
Boys State Basketball Tournament Starts Today
The State High School Boys Basketball Tournament starts today at Williams Arena and Target center in Minneapolis.
St. Cloud’s Best Mixologists Compete for ‘Iron Bartender’ Title
Some of the best bartenders in St. Cloud gathered at the Martini Lounge in downtown St. Cloud on Monday night to compete for the title of 'Iron Bartender'.
St. Cloud’s Schultz Wins 2nd Medal at Paralympics Games
Another medal for St. Cloud's Mike Schultz at the 2018 Paralympic Games. Schultz won the silver medal Friday in the Banked Slalom snowboarding event.
St. Cloud’s Mike Schultz Wins Gold At Paralympics
Kimball native, and current St. Cloud resident, Mike Schultz has won gold. Schultz won the men's LL1 competition Sunday night at the Paralympics being held in Pyeongchang, South Korea.
Kimball Native Named Flag Bearer for Team USA
Kimball native Mike Schultz has been named the flag bearer for Team USA at the opening ceremony of the Paralympic Winter Games.
State Troopers Responded to Hundreds of Crashes
Troopers with the Minnesota State Patrol were busy dealing with the snowstorm Monday. As of 8:45 p.m. Monday they responded to a total of 260 crashes statewide.
Task Force Arrests 14 People In St. Cloud Metro Area Drug Busts
Fourteen people were arrested during a string of drug busts in the St. Cloud Metro Area. The Central Minnesota Violent Offender Task Force executed 11 search warrants at nine different locations on Wednesday and Thursday.
Kite Racing Event is this Weekend on Lake Mille Lacs
If you are still embracing winter, there's a big event this weekend out on the ice at Lake Mille Lacs. The 14th annual Mille Lacs Kite Crossing will be held on Saturday and Sunday.
SCSU Eyeing National Titles in Both Hockey and Wrestling
It's still early but Husky sports fans are starting to dream about the possibility of two national championships this spring. The SCSU men's hockey team is ranked #1 in Division I, and the wrestling team is ranked #1 in Division II.
U.S. News and World Report Ranks Minnesota #2 Best State
The U.S. News and World Report is out with its annual ranking for "Best States" overall. It has ranked Minnesota as the second-best state, only behind Iowa.
State Patrol Responds to Numerous Crashes on Saturday
The heavy snow on Saturday kept troopers with the Minnesota State Patrol, and other first responders, very busy throughout the day and night.