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.
Veterans Are In Demand by Central Minnesota Employers
Almost all Central Minnesota industries have been hit hard by the nationwide worker shortage. Gail Cruikshank, Talent Director from the Greater St. Cloud Development Corporation, and local HR professional Meghan Murphy joined me on WJON this week. Meghan is also a volunteer with St. Cloud Stand Do…
Vikings Edge Carolina [GALLERY]
The Vikings improved to 3-3 Sunday with a 34-28 win at Carolina against the Panthers. Kirk Cousins connected with K.J. Osborn for the game-winning touchdown in overtime.
St. Cloud Hospital at Capacity Due to COVID-19
CentraCare spokesman Dr. George Morris says CentraCare and St. Cloud Hospital is "at capacity for all patients". Morris says they have approximately the same amount of COVID-19 patients within CentraCare and at St. Cloud Hospital as they had last week but with all other non COVID-19 care …
Kleis Still Pushing For Red Light Cameras in St. Cloud
Giving someone a ticket for running a red light without a police officer witnessing the offense is still not legal in Minnesota. St. Cloud Mayor Dave Kleis says he'd like to see this change and he and St. Cloud Police Chief Blair Anderson have been actively lobbying for this change at the state…
6-0 Sauk Rapids-Rice Football at Moorhead Tonight; Schedule
The Sauk Rapids-Rice football team puts their unbeaten 6-0 record on the line tonight when they play at 4-1 Moorhead. Moorhead suffered their first loss of the season last Friday against Elk River 50-46.
Pheasant Numbers Down with Hunting Season Starting Saturday
The Minnesota pheasant hunting season starts Saturday and continues through January 2nd. Glen Schmitt from Outdoor News joined me on WJON today. He says the DNR's latest count has pheasant numbers down 25% in the state compared the last year's numbers.
St. Cloud Park Projects Nearing Completion
Much of the work programmed for Centennial Park and Rotary Park West in St. Cloud has been completed but due to supply chain issues the project has been slowed. St. Cloud Park and Rec Director Scott Zlotnik joined me on WJON this week.
Viking Fans Can be Rowdy; Find Out Where They Rank With Other Fans
Vikings fans are a passionate group but that doesn't always lead to rowdiness. Bookies.com ranked the NFL fanbases and determined who is the most and least rowdy. Vikings fans were determined to be the 4th least rowdy based on their survey.
The Number of People Not Looking For Work Might Surprise You
The pandemic had numerous consequences and contributing to the worker shortage is one of them. Congressman Tom Emmer joined me on WJON this week. He says we have 4.9 Million less people in the United States looking for work now than we had prior to the pandemic.
Should Minnesotans Worry About Social Security Running Out?
Minnesota 6th District Congressman Tom Emmer says social security funding is scheduled to run out within the next ten years. He says he believes they have thoughtful people on both sides of the aisle that won't let social security funding run out.
Minnesota Among the Most Energy Efficient States
Minnesota ranks 4th in the United States for energy efficiency according to a recent study done by Wallethub.com. Utah is the most energy efficient followed by New York, Massachusetts, Minnesota and Rhode Island.
St. Cloud State Homecoming Focusing on Hockey
St. Cloud State is hosting their first homecoming week without football. The week long celebration his happening this week. The focus now and going forward is on hockey. SCSU Athletic Director Heather Weems and Associate Vice President for Strategic Communications Kathryn Kloby joined me on WJON …