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.
Sheriff: Father, Son Arrested on School Roof
A father and son have been arrested for allegedly breaking into the high school in Grove City.
Serving The City: Bar Manager Grateful for Support
As restaurants and bars remain closed for in-door dining they appreciate the support they are getting from the community.
Serving the City: From Server to General Manager
Jolene Chatfield is just one of the hundreds of people who have chosen to make serving others her career.
Insider: Gyms, Youth Sports to Get Guidance Monday on Reopening
Monday is expected to be a big day for businesses directly impacted by the governor's most recent closure due to COVID-19.
Snow Possible Late this Week
We are watching a storm system that may potentially bring impactful winter weather to portions of the Upper Midwest Friday through Saturday.
St. Cloud Bar Owner Turning Space Into Donation Hub
A St. Cloud bar and restaurant owner wants to start a movement this month.
Small Business Saturday: A Day to Celebrate Small Businesses
After all of the big Black Friday sales be sure to check out the small, local and independently owned businesses participating in Small Business Saturday. The special day was created 10 years ago.
Millions Stick to Thanksgiving Travel Plans Despite CDC Warning
The CDC is urging Americans not to travel this Thanksgiving holiday weekend, however, millions of people still will be.
Governor Outlines COVID-19 Economic Relief Package
Minnesota Governor Tim Walz announced a COVID-19 economic relief package Tuesday morning. It includes measures to help keep small businesses afloat and support workers.
Gas Prices .50 Lower Than A Year Ago
As coronavirus cases rise across the country more Americans are staying home and gas prices are falling again.
Games, Puzzles Rise in Popularity During Pandemic
This is National Games and Puzzle week, which is traditionally held during the week of Thanksgiving.
Handful of Businesses Voluntarily Shifted to Take Out, Delivery
At 10:00 p.m. Friday, all bars and restaurants in Minnesota will be required to close for sit-down service. But, there has been a small number of hospitality businesses in the area that have already voluntarily gone to just take and out delivery.