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.
Sartell’s Mayor Would Like a Stillwater Look in Sartell [PODCAST]
Sartell Mayor Ryan Fitzthum joined me on WJON today. He says the city of Sartell's east side of the Mississippi River where the old paper mill used to be is a blank canvas that could be developed into something similar to how Stillwater uses the St. Croix river. Fitzthum says they are a bit l…
COVID-19 Cases Drop Again at St. Cloud Hospital [PODCAST]
CentraCare spokesman Dr. George Morris joined me on WJON this week for an update on Covid-19 locally. He says he is pleased to say that they have dropped again with the amount of positive Covid-19 cases at St. Cloud Hospital and within CentraCare. The number as of Wednesday this week is 42 patient…
Fully Vaccinated Americans Can Return to Life Without Masks
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a statement today indicated that fully vaccinated Americans can return to life without wearing masks. This includes both indoors and outdoors and in crowds. Exceptions include buses, planes, hospitals, prisons and homeless shelters.
What to Know A Week Ahead of the Opener [PODCAST]
The Minnesota Walleye fishing opener will take place Saturday May 15. Glen Schmitt from Outdoor News joined me on WJON today. He says the best locations to fish are the depth of 10 feet or less. He says that is the location this time of year that can make an angler the most successful.
Covid-19 Hospitalizations Down This Week [PODCAST]
CentraCare spokesman Dr. George Morris joined me on WJON today. He says positive Covid-19 hospitalizations are down from the 60+ range to 50+ this week at St. Cloud Hospital and within CentraCare. He says about 40% of those hospitalized are in their ICU/Critical care unit.
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 …