Became a member of the WJON crew during the summer of 2013. Reporting on education, local business, Cold Spring and St. Joseph. Reach out to me with your story ideas and feedback: Dan@wjon.com or 320-257-7205. Always love hearing from listeners and the community. Outside of news I enjoy running outdoors, reading a good book, watching the Twins and Vikings break my heart, traveling and spending time with friends and family. Recent St. Cloud State graduate.
Konrad’s Officially Closed After Fundraising Falls Short
A fundraising effort to revive a downtown St. Cloud wine bar fell short earlier this week. Konrad's Wine Bar announced on their Facebook page that they are officially closed after raising just over $13,800 dollars through a GoFundMe campaign.
Stearns County Issues Clarification on Weather Sirens
With May and June proving to be active weather months, Stearns County is issuing some clarification on their procedures for sounding the outdoor sirens. Some listeners calling into WJON on Sunday night did mention that they were confused about the timing of the weather sirens.
10th Annual Granite City Days Kicks-Off This Week
There will be absolutely no shortage of summertime outdoor festivities in St. Cloud this week. St. Cloud is launching its 10th annual Granite City Days festivities on Thursday with the St. Cloud State University Lemonade Art Fair from11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Police: Hull Made Bomb Threat Calls as Revenge Against Ex-Girlfriend [VIDEO]
St. Cloud Police say Matthew Hull has confessed to making bomb threat calls in the St. Cloud area in order to get revenge against an ex-girlfriend.
Fresh and Local: New Rice Farmer’s Market Kicks Off Tuesday
Fresh and local foods are coming to a new farmers market in Rice on Tuesday. The Rice Farmer's Market will be from 4:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at City Park on Main and Division Street.
Sculptures Are Popping Up Around St. Cloud
You may have recently noticed a new sculpture while walking around Lake George. The "Hey Mary Lou!" statue is on the east shore of Lake George, north of the boat house, and it's part of a larger display, a one year Sculpture Walk that's coming to St. Cloud.
Parts of Central Minnesota Under a Tornado Watch
Parts of Central Minnesota are under a tornado watch until 10:00 p.m. Tuesday.
Man Seriously Hurt in Brainerd Bar Stabbing
A Brainerd man was arrested Friday for allegedly stabbing another man in a downtown Brainerd bar. Police say they arrested 44-year-old Troy Stalboerger after he stabbed a 24-year-old man in the Iron Rail Saloon at about 10:45 p.m.
St. Cloud Man Arrested For Allegedly Attacking Girlfriend
A St. Cloud man was arrested on Thursday after he allegedly hit, choked and pushed his girlfriend. At about 2:00 p.m. the Benton County Sheriff's Office received a call for a domestic assault that happened in the 200 block of 190th Avenue Northeast near Princeton.
Mies Outland Aquiring Bristow’s, Mike Bristow Retiring
After over 40 years in the business, Mike Bristow has decided to retire from Bristow's Kawasaki and Polaris. Bristow says Watkins based Mies Outland has acquired Bristow's and will continue to serve the Central Minnesota community with their powersports needs.
General Mills Issues Recall For Several Nature Valley Bar Flavors
General Mills announced a voluntary national recall on Friday of four Nature Valley bars. The recall is due to a sunflower kernel supplier, SunOpta, and their ongoing recall for the potential presence of Listeria.
Rockville Preparing For Rock-Fest on Saturday
Rockville is gearing up for its annual Rock-Fest events on Saturday. There will be a tractor pull at city hall starting at 3:00 p.m. In downtown Rockville, events also start at 3:00 p.m., including a youth dance and kids activities.