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.
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.
6 Inches of Snow Fell in St. Cloud on Saturday
The National Weather Service says we officially had six inches of snow at the St. Cloud Regional Airport on Saturday.
1 Dead, 1 Hospitalized After Shooting in Sauk Rapids
One man is dead and another is recovering from surgery after being shot in Sauk Rapids. Police Chief Perry Beise says they responded to a report of gunshots at about 2:45 a.m. Friday at 3466 Old Creek Place.
21 Athletes with Minnesota Ties Competing at Winter Olympics
U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar highlighted Minnesota athletes competing in the 2018 Winter Olympic Games in PyeongChang, South Korea. Klobuchar said that there are 21 members of Team USA that have ties to communities across Minnesota.
Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson Stopped in St. Cloud Sunday
Another celebrity sighting at the St. Cloud Regional Airport. He wasn't in town long, but Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson did stop long enough for a quick picture with members of the Waite Park police department.
Some ‘A’ List Celebrities Came Through St. Cloud Sunday
Some high priced jets from all over the country have been coming and going all weekend long at the St. Cloud Regional Airport. They're bringing passengers to Minnesota for the events surrounding the Super Bowl in downtown Minneapolis.
Stub Hub: Demand for Super Bowl Tickets at an All-Time High
With just a few days to go before the Super Bowl in Minneapolis, demand for tickets is higher than any other event ever. Stub Hub spokesman Cameron Papp says, even after our Vikings got eliminated, demand for tickets is strong.
Tom Brady Has Ties to Central Minnesota
The sting of the Vikings missing their chance to play in Super Bowl 52 can still be felt but some fans are now throwing their support behind the Patriots and Quarterback Tom Brady -- who has strong Minnesota ties.
Grand Casino Mille Lacs to Start Serving Alcohol
Later this week, guests at Grand Casino Mille Lacs will be able to order a glass of beer or wine while they try their luck. Up until now, it has been a dry casino ever since it opened in 1991.
Brainerd Ice Fishing Tourney Draws Thousands, International Media
Thousands of people will be heading up north to the Brainerd lakes area this weekend for the 28th annual Brainerd Jaycees Ice Fishing Extravaganza.
Organizers: Hockey Day Minnesota Draws Over 25,000 People
The Hockey Day Minnesota weekend in St. Cloud proved to be a very popular event. Spokesman Brian Schoenborn says the mild weather brought out some huge crowds.