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.
St. John’s Prep Offering In-Person Classes this Fall
St. John's Prep has announced they will be offering in-person classes this fall.
Rescheduled Earth Day Run Weekend Now Canceled
The rescheduled Earth Day Run weekend in St. Cloud is now canceled. Race Director Evin Haukos says the events scheduled for September 4th and 5th will not be happening.
St. Cloud Passes Face Mask Ordinance, Effective Immediately
St. Cloud is the latest city in Minnesota to require face masks in public. The council voted five to two to pass the temporary ordinance. Many of the council members said they all received hundreds of comments from the public about the issue.
Now You Can Rent A Ferris Wheel for a Day
Unfortunately, this summer we're not able to go to our local county fair or city celebration and take in the carnival rides, but you can bring the rides to you -- or at least the Ferris wheel.
St. Cloud City Council to Vote On Face Mask Requirement
St. Cloud could become the next Minnesota city to require face masks in public. The item will be up for a vote during this Monday's city council meeting.
NWS: First Deadly Tornado in Minnesota Since 2011
One of the tornadoes that struck Otter Tail County on Wednesday killed one person. The Otter Tail County Sheriff's Office says a 30-year-old man was killed near Dalton when a twister destroyed a large garage in which he was working.
Heat Advisory Then Chance for Strong Storms
Heat Indices will approach 100-105 in the metro Wednesday, with an excessive heat warning for the metro and a heat advisory for the surrounding areas.
Strong Storms Possible Again on Wednesday
A round of strong to severe thunderstorms is possible early Wednesday morning across western Minnesota, with redevelopment later in the afternoon and evening.
Stearns County Confirms 28 New COVID-19 Cases
Stearns County has reported another 28 new cases of COVID-19. The Minnesota Department of Health says overall there were 315 new positive cases across the state Sunday, bringing the total to nearly 36,000 since the pandemic began.
County Attorney Considering Charges for Lies that Led to Protests
The Stearns County Attorney says her office is considering possible charges against the people who initially spread the false information on social media that has sparked two nights of riots in south St. Cloud.
St. Cloud Police Officer Shot in the Hand
A St. Cloud police officer was shot in the hand while trying to arrest a suspect.
Woodshed in Rural Paynesville Damaged in Fire
A woodshed in rural Paynesville was damaged in a fire. The Stearns County Sheriff's Office says they responded to a fire call just after 4:30 p.m. Thursday on 230th Street in Lake Henry Township.