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: 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.
Update: St. Cloud Police Release Name Of Woman Killed on County Road 75
St. Cloud police have released the name of the woman killed by a car while walking across County Road 75. She is 19-year-old Joya McKay of Detroit, Michigan.
UPDATE: Name Released of Motorcyclist Killed in Crash Near Lake Henry
Authorities have released the names of the people involved in crash that killed a motorcyclist in Lake Henry Township Wednesday morning.
Update: 19-Year-Old Pedestrian Killed In South St. Cloud Crash
A pedestrian was killed in an early morning crash on the south side of St. Cloud. The crash happened in the 3600 block of County Road 75 around 4:20 a.m. Wednesday.
Police: Waite Park Resident Blew Through A Stop Sign Causing 4 Vehicle Crash
A Waite Park resident is facing charges after police say he caused a four vehicle crash. The incident happened at about 5:00 p.m. Tuesday at the intersection of 25th Avenue and 10th Street North in St. Cloud.
Foley Man Hurt When Semi Tips Over
A Foley man was hurt in a semi crash. The Minnesota State Patrol says it happened just before 6:00 a.m. Tuesday on the ramp from Highway 25 to eastbound I-94 in Monticello.
Police: 15-Year-Old from Moorhead Shot in South St. Cloud
A 15-year-old boy was shot in the leg Monday night in south St. Cloud. Police say the incident happened just before 11:30 in the 600 block of 11th Street South.
Four People Hurt in Crash Involving Car, Buggy
Four people were hurt when a car hit a horse and buggy in Todd County. The Sheriff's Office says it happened just before 6:00 a.m. Monday on County Road 21 near Staples.