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.
First Ever ‘Salsa Fest’ Coming to Long Prairie on Saturday
If you love a good salsa, Long Prairie is the place to be on Saturday. The first ever Salsa Fest is being held at the Todd County Fairgrounds.
Police: Fight Leads to Stabbing in Foley
A 19-year-old man has been arrested in Foley for allegedly stabbing another man in the stomach. Foley Police Chief Katie McMillin says they were called to the 300 block of 2nd Avenue just after midnight Sunday morning.
16th Annual ‘A Day to Remember’ Event to be Held in St. Cloud
The 16th annual "A Day To Remember" event is going to be held Monday in St. Cloud. The event is held on the anniversary of the September 11th terrorists' attacks.
Minnesota Red Cross Volunteers Heading Toward Irma, Donations Needed
The Red Cross says as many as 20 relief workers from Minnesota have been deployed to the southeast United States in advance of Hurricane Irma's arrival. The organization says it's a massive effort to prepare for the most powerful Atlantic Ocean storm ever recorded.
Patrol: Pickup Strikes 2 Walking Across Highway
Two people are hospitalized after they were hit by a pickup while walking across a highway. The Minnesota State Patrol say it happened just after 7:00 p.m. Thursday on Highway 12 in Waverly in Wright County.
Sartell Man Facing Voter Fraud Charges
A Sartell man is facing two felony voter fraud charges. According to the criminal complaint 52-year-old Jeffrey Spanier knowingly registered to vote, and voted, even though he legally couldn't.
St. Cloud’s 5th Avenue Project Nearing Completion, Opening Date Set
A major downtown St. Cloud street project is nearing completion, but it is going to take a little bit longer than originally thought. St. Cloud City Engineer Steve Foss says the 5th Avenue project was originally scheduled to be done by next Friday, the day before the big 'Takin' It To The …
Update: Suspects Kidnap, Assault and Threaten Alexandria Teen
Authorities says three men kidnapped, assaulted and held 15-year-old Jasmine Block against her will for nearly 30 days after she was taken from her home in Alexandria.
University Drive, Veterans Bridges to be Inspected Thursday
Crews will be inspecting a couple of St. Cloud bridges Thursday. Bridge inspections will be done on both the University Drive Bridge and the Veterans Bridge.
Police: Iowa Man Killed in Early Morning Stabbing in St. Cloud
An Iowa man is dead and another man from Iowa has been arrested after an early morning fight here in St. Cloud. Police say the incident happened just after 6:30 a.m. Tuesday, in the 1600 block of Oak Grove Road Southwest.
When Should Your Kids Get Their First Smartphone?
When should your kids get their first smartphone? A group of parents from Texas says the 8th grade is soon enough. They've started a grassroots campaign called "Wait Until 8th" asking parents to join them in taking the pledge to wait until their kids enter 8th grade before giving them…
St. Cloud National Guard Soldiers, Helicopters to Help Hurricane Harvey Victims
Some National Guard soldiers, and a couple of helicopters, based here in St. Cloud are being deployed to Texas to help with the Hurricane Harvey relief efforts.