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.
COVID-19 Hospitalizations Up; ICU Numbers Down at St. Cloud Hospital
The latest Delta variant driven COVID-19 surge at St. Cloud Hospital continues this week. CentraCare Spokesman Dr. George Morris joined me on WJON this week. He says they have 60 COVID-19 patients within CentraCare with 50 of them at St. Cloud Hospital.
Apollo at Rocori HS Football on AM 1390/93.9 FM Tonight
Many high school football teams will be playing their 4th game of the season tonight and that includes Apollo playing at the new Blattner Stadium in Cold Spring against Rocori. This is the first varsity football game at this new multi-use stadium.
CentraCare Not Firing Employees For Not Getting a Vaccine
CentraCare enacted a mandatory COVID-19 vaccine in August. Dr. George Morris says "we are not firing anybody". He says they are not using the vaccine mandate as an opportunity to fire anybody for not getting a COVID-19 vaccine.
Minnesota Bear Harvest Numbers Down A Bit From Last Year
The Minnesota DNR released the latest bear harvest numbers. 2,300 Bears have been harvested in Minnesota with a few weeks remaining in the bear season. That number is down 13% from last year's harvest. Glen Schmitt from Outdoor News joined me on WJON today.
St. Cloud Police Using Camera Footage “Extensively” in Investigations
Ring Door Bell cameras, drones and cell phone cameras are common now. St. Cloud Assistant Police Chief Jeff Oxton joined me on WJON today. He says St. Cloud police are using camera footage "extensively" in investigations.
SCSU Hockey Picked to Win Penrose Cup
The St. Cloud State men's hockey team has been picked to win the Penrose Cup this season. The Penrose Cup is the National Collegiate Hockey Conference Championship which the Huskies have won 3 times but have never been picked to win in a preseason poll.
Central Minnesotans React to 9/11 Anniversary
WJON's 2-Cent Tuesday discussed many things on the program today including a reflection on the recently passed anniversary of the 9/11 terroristic attacks on September 11th of 2001. Listeners feel life has changed since that day and the pain that was felt that day still exists.
[OPINION] Cousins Probably Won’t be Back in 2022; Find Out Why
The Vikings lost 27-24 in overtime at Cincinnati Sunday to open the season. Kirk Cousins had another impressive stat line with 351 yards passing and 2 touchdowns without an interception. Star Tribune Sports Columnist Jim Souhan says both Head Coach Mike Zimmer and General Manager Rick Spielman don&…
Are you In Favor of Identification to Vote in Minnesota?
Congressman Tom Emmer says identification to vote is a big issue in our country and in the State of Minnesota. He says some form of identification should be presented to vote in Minnesota. Emmer says over 70% of Americans believe that some form of identification is appropriate to vote.
Emmer Feels There is a Crisis on the Southern Border
Sixth District Congressman Tom Emmer says "we have a crisis on the southern border." Emmer joined me on WJON today. He says this crisis began in January when Joe Biden took office as President of the United States. Emmer says the U.S. has lost control of the southern border and states t…
COVID-19 Numbers Not Better or Worse This Week at SC Hospital
St. Cloud Hospital COVID-19 numbers aren't better or worse this week compared to last week. CentraCare Spokesman Dr. George Morris joined me on WJON again this week. He says the COVID-19 Delta variant surge continues with numbers hospitalized in the mid 50s with 18 of those in the ICU/Critica…
Bear Hunters Having Success in Minnesota
The bear hunting harvest was expected to be high this year. Glen Schmitt from Outdoor News joined me on WJON today. He says he is hearing that the hunting has been "phenomenal" for bears so far. Bear hunting starting September 1st and will continue through October 18th in Minnesota.