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.
Thunderstorms, Heavy Rain Possible this Weekend
Strong to severe storms will be possible late tonight, then again late Friday into Friday night.
Stearns County Judge Orders New Lake Home to be Torn Down
A Stearns County judge has ruled that a brand new lake home has to be torn down, after a neighbor filed a lawsuit against the owners.
Gas Spill in Holdingford Caused by Truck Pulling Trailer
A gas spill had to be cleaned up in Holdingford on Tuesday. The Stearns County Sheriff's Office says it happened at about 4:30 p.m. at 211 River Street.
Melrose Area Hit Hard By Early Morning Thunderstorms
Residents in-and-around Melrose are cleaning-up Wednesday from the early morning thunderstorms that came through the area.
Record Shattering Crowd to Watch Johnnie-Tommie Game at Target Field
The largest crowd to ever watch a Division III football game will come out to Target Field on Saturday. The rivalry game features St. John's versus St. Thomas.
Sartell Native Tom Bearson Reported Missing 3 Years Ago
Three years ago today, NDSU student Tom Bearson disappeared after leaving a party a few blocks south of the campus.
Hundreds of Volunteers Ready to Give Back During ‘Day of Caring’
Hundreds of volunteers decked out in their red t-shirts will be fanning out across central Minnesota on Thursday. It's the annual "Day of Caring" organized by the United Way of Central Minnesota.
Watch for Lane Closures on Highway 10 in the St. Cloud Area
The Minnesota Department of Transportation says crews will be installing a high-tension cable median barrier along six miles of the highway from East St. Germain Street north to County Road 33.
Lumberjacks Ready to Drop the Puck on 11th Season
The Granite City Lumberjacks will open their season Saturday night. They're hosting the Alexandria Blizzard at 7:30 p.m. at Sports Arena East in Sauk Rapids.
Thunderstorm Chances Return to the Forecast
Storms will push into western MN from South Dakota this evening, weaken by Saturday morning, then redevelop further east Saturday afternoon and evening. Large hail and damaging winds are possible with a few of the storms.
St. Cloud Man Among Those Anxious to Get to Florida to Assess Damage from ‘Irma’
Central Minnesotans who have retirement homes in Florida are scrambling to get down there to assess the damage from Hurricane Irma for themselves.
City, State Leaders Looking at New Ways to Deal with Old Issue of Panhandling
Panhandlers are an issue that many cities the size of St. Cloud, and larger, have to deal with. The question that has nagged city leaders for years is, "what, if anything, can be done about it?".