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.
Number of New COVID-19 Cases Remain Stable in Minnesota
The COVID-19 numbers continue to be relatively stable in Minnesota.
St. Cloud Proposes Reduction in Liquor License Fees
Businesses in St. Cloud that are required to have a liquor license will be getting a break on those fees in the coming year. City staff is proposing a 25 percent reduction in the annual fees which are due on July 1st.
Record High Set in St. Cloud on Monday
It was the hottest June 1st ever on record here in St. Cloud Monday.
Curfew Extended, National Guard Demobilizing Some Troops
Governor Tim Walz has ordered the curfew in Minneapolis and Saint Paul extended for two more days but narrowed the hours from 10:00 p.m. until 4:00 a.m.
Hot, Humid and Stormy Weather this Week
Severe Thunderstorms are possible Tuesday afternoon and evening. The primary threats will be large hail and damaging winds.
St. Cloud Target Stores, Others Closing Early
Some St. Cloud area businesses are closing their doors early Friday afternoon. The St. Cloud Target stores are closed following the lead of several Target stores in the Twin Cities area that closed Thursday.
Unified Command Control Hoping to Stop Twin Cities Violence
Minnesota Governor Tim Walz and several of the state's law enforcement leaders held a news conference Friday morning to address the violence and protests that have been happening in the Twin Cities.
Nearly 500 National Guard Soldiers Deployed in Twin Cities [PHOTOS]
The Minnesota National Guard says nearly 500 soldiers and airmen from across the state have been activated in the Twin Cities.
Governor Walz to Hold News Conference Addressing Protests, Violence
Minnesota Governor Tim Walz will be holding a news conference Friday morning. He will be addressing the state's response to the protests and public safety concerns that have been happening in the Twin Cities.
Target Temporarily Closes Stores in the Twin Cities
The Target Corporation has announced they have temporarily closed 24 of its stores in the Twin Cities Metro Area.
Governor Walz Activates National Guard in Minneapolis
Governor Tim Walz is activating the Minnesota National Guard to help protect residents' safety and maintain peace in the wake of George Floyd’s death.
Debris from Press Bar to be Removed from Street, Sidewalk
After several months of sitting in legal limbo, the pile of rubble that used to be the Press Bar in downtown St. Cloud is finally going to start being removed.