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.
Sauk Rapids Police Chief Wants Body Cameras for His Department
Sauk Rapids could be the next local police department to start using body cameras. Police Chief Perry Beise says they are starting the process now and he's hoping to have them fully implemented by late spring.
Winter Storm Will Impact Minnesota Friday, Saturday
A significant winter storm is still on track for Friday and Saturday. A Winter Storm Warning has now been issued from 10:00 a.m. Friday through 6:00 p.m. Saturday.
Runnings to Start Hiring for new St. Cloud Store
Runnings has released more information about their plans to open a new store in East St. Cloud. We first told you about them buying the former Shopko building back in early December.
Winter Storm Possible Friday, Saturday
We're keeping our eyes on a potential winter storm this weekend, here's a brief update on what we know and don't know.
Old Chicago Restaurant Closes Its Doors in St. Cloud
A longtime restaurant in St. Cloud has closed its doors. Old Chicago manager Tanya Young says the restaurant is closed effective Tuesday.
Update: Murder Charge Filed in Deadly Stabbing Downtown
One of three men who authorities say were involved in a deadly stabbing in downtown St. Cloud has been charged. Twenty-seven-year-old Bryant Stephenson of St. Cloud has been charged in Stearns County Court with second-degree murder.
2019 Now the Wettest Year on Record in St. Cloud
After this past weekend's rain, this is now the wettest year on record here in St. Cloud. The National Weather Service says we've officially had 41.74 inches of precipitation in 2019.
Million Dollar Lottery Ticket Sold in Big Lake
Someone who bought a lottery ticket in Big Lake got an early Christmas present.
Report: St. Cloud Metro Added Over 1,000 Jobs In Past 12 Months
The St. Cloud metro area added over 1,000 new jobs over the past 12 months, according to numbers released this week by the state.
State Patrol: Over 200 Crashes Monday
It was a tough morning commute for drivers across the state. The Minnesota State Patrol says from 6:00 a.m. through 5:30 p.m. they responded to a total of 247 crashes.
Winter Weather Advisory Continues Monday
A Winter Weather Advisory continues until noon Monday. Areas to the north of St. Cloud are under a Winter Storm Warning.
Weather Announcements for Monday, December 9th, 2019
With have some weather related announcements for Monday, December 8th, 2019. If you have a weather related announcement, call our cancelations line at (320) 257-7191 and leave a message.