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.
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.
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.