I am the host of the WJON Morning News Watch, 5-10 weekday mornings. The listeners and I have healthy, fun and never negative conversations on WJON's 2-Cent Tuesday and What Up Wednesday. If you haven't checked it out, please do and find out how uplifting the shows can be. My wife and I reside in St. Cloud and have since 1998. We raised our 2 boys and little dog to be productive members of society.
St. Cloud Drinking and Wastewater System [PODCAST]
Today on WJON I was joined by St. Cloud Public Utilities Director Lisa Vollbrecht. She has held this position for 21 years and the position includes overseeing the wastewater, drinking water and storm water systems in the community.
Kleis; 3 Interested Candidates in Current City Hall Site [PODCAST]
St. Cloud Mayor Dave Kleis joined me on WJON today. He says the city has 3 qualified interested parities in purchasing the current St. Cloud City Hall site. Who those interested parties are isn't public yet and what they intent to do the the property isn't clear.
Banaian; Gas Prices Will Continue to Rise [PODCAST]
St. Cloud State Economist and Dean, School of Public Affairs, King Banaian joined me on WJON today. He says gas prices will continue to rise in the short term due largely to the affect that weather had on refineries in Texas.
New Fishing License Needed March 1st [PODCAST]
Glen Schmitt from Outdoor News joined me on WJON today. Fishing licenses expire Monday at midnight and every angler needs to get a new license on March 1st. Glen says new this year each person must provide their own information when purchasing a license. This means a spouse can still buy a licens…
Commercial Development Options for Current City Hall [PODCAST]
St. Cloud Mayor Dave Kleis joined me on WJON for a radio town hall meeting today. He says he expects the city to move forward in March with the transfer of ownership of the old Tech High School building from the St. Cloud School District to the city of St. Cloud with demolition of a portion of the …
Paramount Theatre Receiving Financial Help [PODCAST]
The Paramount Center for the Arts or Paramount Theatre has received financial assistance from the Central Minnesota Arts Board and the Minnesota State Arts Board. Gretchen Boulka is the Director of Performing Arts at the Paramount. She says those grants have allowed them to continue with the progr…
Health Matters; Seasonal Affective Disorder [PODCAST]
This week on WJON's Health Matters program I was joined by Therapist Anne Deters from the Village Family Service Center in St. Cloud. We discussed Seasonal Effective Disorder. We discussed how this disorder is similar and different from depression and how people can help those suffering from …
Souhan; Vikings Will Stick With Cousins, Zimmer [PODCAST]
The Vikings are committed to quarterback Kirk Cousins and head coach Mike Zimmer in 2021. Star Tribune Sports Columnist Jim Souhan joined me on WJON today. He says The Vikings have Mike Zimmer and General Manager Rick Spielman locked into 2 more years and Cousins is also under contract from 2021 a…
SCSU Hockey, Basketball Return Saturday
The St. Cloud State men's hockey returns to action Saturday when they host Minnesota-Duluth at 6pm, pregame on River 96.7 at 5:30. The Huskies will host UMD Sunday at 4pm, pregame on River 96.7 at 3:30. The Huskies are 6-3 and ranked #6 in the latest USCHO.com poll while UMD is ranked #4 in t…
High School, Youth Sports Requiring Face Coverings
When high school and youth sports are allowed to resume in January it will look quite a bit different for many athletes. Face coverings are required to be worn during winter sports with just a few exceptions. The exceptions include wrestling, certain gymnastics and cheerleading routines and swimmin…
St. Cloud V.A. Ready to Vaccinate Veterans [PODCAST]
This month on our Voices for Veterans segment I talked with St. Cloud V.A. Director Dr. Brent Thelen and St. Cloud V.A. Public Affairs Officer Barry Venable Thelen says the St. Cloud V.A. is ready to vaccinate veterans when the vaccine is shipped to St. Cloud.
Souhan; Cousins Will Need to Play Well Against the Bucs [PODCAST]
The Vikings play at Tampa Bay Sunday at noon, pregame on WJON at 11 a.m. Star Tribune Sports Columnist Jim Souhan joined me on WJON today. He says Kirk Cousins has played well in recent weeks but he's done so while playing against less than great quarterbacks on the opposition.