News Director: I’m a lifelong resident of this great state of Minnesota. I grew-up in the small west central community of Maynard. I began my professional radio career working nights at KDMA in Montevideo. Then, after a 10 year stint in Redwood Falls working at KLGR, I moved to St. Cloud. I’ve been working here at WJON since 2005, and have been the news director since 2007. The main beats that I cover include: politics, education, and local government. I'm also the early morning news anchor on WJON, and I host the News @ Noon show weekdays on WJON.
Maid-Rite Closing Restaurant in St. Cloud
A longtime St. Cloud burger joint is closing its restaurant, but they're not going away completely. Maid-Rite restaurant at 3267 Roosevelt Road is closing its doors after October 31st.
Sheriff: 1 Hurt, 2 Arrested in Meeker County Shooting
One person is in the hospital and two men have been arrested in connection to a shooting in Meeker County.
State Begins Listing Schools With COVID Outbreaks
Minnesota has once again confirmed over 1,000 positive cases of COVID-19 in a day. The Minnesota Department of Health says they confirmed another 1,184 cases Thursday.
St. Cloud Police Looking for Suspects Involved in Armed Robbery
St. Cloud police are looking for two men who held up a gas station at gunpoint. It happened just before 10:00 p.m. Thursday at the Speedway store in the 10 block of 14th Avenue Northeast.
Governor Walz Calls Special Session Starting Friday
Minnesota Governor Tim Walz announced Wednesday he will call a special legislative session beginning this Friday.
Runnings Sets Opening Date for New St. Cloud Store
Runnings has set the opening date for its new St. Cloud store. A company spokesman says they're targeting Monday, September 21st for a soft opening.
Sheriff: Two Men Arrested After Chase in Meeker County
Two men have been arrested after allegedly leading deputies on a chase into Meeker County.
Number of COVID-19 Hospitalizations, ICU Patients Down
The number of COVID-19 positive patients in the hospital has dropped back down below 300 in the state.
Caribou Coffee Planned for Gateway Motel Redevelopment Project
The plan to tear down the Gateway Motel in east St. Cloud and replace it with a new retail building is moving forward, and we now know at least one potential tenant for the new building.
New COVID-19 Cases Down Sharply from Previous Day
The statewide COVID-19 numbers recorded Thursday are much better than the day before.
Mail In Voting Running Very High in Stearns County
Primary election day is coming up on Tuesday but thousands of Stearns County residents have already cast their ballots.
Thunderstorm Watch Until 1:00 a.m. Saturday
The National Weather Service has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Watch until 1:00 a.m. Saturday for central and northern Minnesota, including Stearns, Benton and Shurburne Counties.