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.
Man Eyeing Benton Co. Land for Motorplex, Officials Not Convinced
A St. Augusta man has been trying for a number of years to find a home for a road course business, however, local counties and cities have been reluctant to grant him the permits he needs.
Sauk Rapids-Rice Announced 3 New Hires
The Sauk Rapids-Rice School District has announced a few new hires for the upcoming school year.
St. Cloud Council Gives Final Approval on Development Project
The St. Cloud city council has given the final approval on a large redevelopment project on the south side of town.
Gas Prices Rise in Last Week in Minnesota, Nationally
Gas prices in Minnesota have risen 4.0 cents per gallon in the last week. We're now averaging $4.13 a gallon.
MN Legislature Misses Deadline to Pass Tax Cuts and Budget Bills
Minnesota lawmakers missed their midnight deadline to pass agreed-on tax cuts, because of continuing disagreement over spending for health-and-human services, education and public safety.
$210M Broadband Package Headed to Governor’s Desk
Over 210 million dollars to improve broadband access across Minnesota -- a key part of an agriculture budget package headed to the desk of Governor Tim Walz after the legislature passed it this weekend.
Drought Relief Bill Headed to Desk of Gov. Tim Walz
Eight million dollars in drought relief grants -- part of an agriculture bill headed to the desk of Governor Tim Walz after the Minnesota House and Senate passed the compromise package this weekend.
Walz Signs Bill That Lifts Growler Cap, Modernizes MN Liquor Laws
A new state law will allow Minnesota's largest breweries to sell growlers in their taprooms and all other brewers to sell six and four packs on site.
St. Cloud Looking to Buy 2nd Police Trailer Camera
The St. Cloud police department wants to buy another trailer camera surveillance system. During Monday night's meeting, Police Chief Blair Anderson will ask the city council for approval of the purchase.
Body of Missing U of M Student Recovered from Mississippi River
The body of a missing University of Minnesota student has been recovered.
Former Central Minnesota Hunting Lodge to Become Recovery Center
A former hunting lodge near Long Prairie is being converted into a drug and alcohol recovery center.
40 Things To Do This Summer in Central Minnesota
Looking for something to do this summer? Look no further.