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.
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.
Buffalo Woman Hurt in Wright County Crash
A Buffalo woman was hurt in a two-vehicle crash. The Minnesota State Patrol says it happened at about 6:00 p.m. Thursday on Highway 12 in Wright County.
Two Arrested After Alleged Shoplifting, High Speed Chase [VIDEO]
Two people are in jail after police say they shoplifted from a store in Waite Park, then led officers on a high-speed chase down Interstate 94. The incident started at about 5:15 p.m. Wednesday.
Man Accused of Molesting 2 Girls for Years
A northern Minnesota man is accused of repeatedly molesting two girls over a period of eight years. According to the Stearns County criminal complaint, the alleged abuse started in March of 2008 and happened at the victim's home here in Stearns County as well as at the man's home, while th…
St. John’s Professor Weighs in on Sears Closing, Future of Department Stores and Malls
Sears announced Monday that they are going to close their store in the Crossroads Center in St. Cloud. Big news for the community, but not necessarily surprising.
St. Cloud Man Hurt in Morrison County Crash
A St. Cloud man was hurt in a one-vehicle crash in Morrison County. The Minnesota State Patrol says it happened at about 6:30 p.m. Sunday on Highway 27, east of Lastrup.
$3.5 Million Street Project Planned for North St. Cloud Neighborhood
A north St. Cloud neighborhood is next in line for a major street construction project. The revitalization project is scheduled for next year for the Central Park and Pan Addition neighborhood.
First Freezing Temps of the Season Could Come Monday Night
The National Weather Service has issued a Freeze Watch from late Monday night into early Tuesday morning. Temperatures are expected to drop into the upper 20s to lower 30s.
Officials Report 123,000 Unfilled Jobs Statewide
Minnesota employers had about 123,000 job openings in the second quarter of this year. The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development says that's up 26 percent from the same period a year ago when there were more than 97,000 vacancies statewide.
St. Cloud Area Stores Open, Closed on Thanksgiving Day
The now annual debate over whether retail stores should be open on Thanksgiving is starting to heat up for this year.
Long Prairie’s New Medical Campus Almost Ready for Patients
The brand new medical campus in Long Prairie will be opening next week. Construction of the nearly $31 million facility lasted 16 months.
Update: Becker Woman Dies from Injuries Suffered in Monday Crash
We have an update to a crash story we first told you about earlier this week. The Minnesota State Patrol now says a Becker woman died as a result of her injuries she suffered in a crash east of Milaca.