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 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.
Two Teens Hurt In Crash in Richmond
Two teenagers were hurt in a crash Wednesday morning in Richmond. The Minnesota State Patrol says it happened at 8:00 a.m. the intersection of Highway 23 and Highway 22.
Bicyclist Hospitalized After Being Hit By A Car
A bicyclist was taken to the hospital after being hit by a car. The Minnesota State Patrol says it happened just after 7:00 a.m. Wednesday on Highway 12 in Delano.
More Rain on the Way
We get one day to dry out today before rain returns from the southwest tonight. Rain chances will continue into Saturday, though the heaviest and most widespread rain is expected Friday afternoon into Saturday morning from south central MN into western WI.
Dutch Maid Bakery Planning Move to Sauk Rapids
The owner of the Dutch Maid Bakery in east St. Cloud is looking at moving to Sauk Rapids. The Sauk Rapids Planning Commission will consider a site plan approval Monday.
Florida Resident Says ‘Thank You’ to Foley Man Who Sent Truckloads of Water After Irma
Immediately after Hurricane Irma tore through Florida a Foley man responded to pleas for help and sent truckloads of water. Now the Floridians who received that desperately needed shipment are saying thank you.
Flash Flood Watch Issued with Heavy Rain Likely
Rounds of showers and thunderstorms will develop today and tonight along a front. 1 to 3 inches are likely within that corridor which could lead to localized flooding.
Moving Dirt this Week, Preparing for Hockey Day Minnesota
We're still about 3 1/2 months away from Hockey Day Minnesota, but work is underway this week to get the rink ready. Volunteers will need to build a hockey rink in Eastman Park, next to Lake George, for the games that will be played that weekend.