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.
5th Avenue Reopens in Downtown St. Cloud
The St. Cloud Public Services Department says the block between 1st Street South and West St. Germain Street opened Monday morning.
Update: Sheriff Releases Names in Deadly Silver Lake Incident
More information is being released on the shooting east of Silver Lake Sunday.
Socks, Underwear Locked Behind Glass At St. Cloud Walmart
The St. Cloud Walmart store has locked up their socks and underwear.
Update: Sauk Rapids Squad Car Involved in Crash During Chase
A Sauk Rapids squad car was involved in a crash while responding to a police chase involving a reported stolen vehicle.
Person Airlifted After Head On Crash With School Bus
One person was airlifted to St. Cloud Hospital after their car crashed head-on into a school bus.
Update: One Dead in I-94 Crash In St. Cloud
One person died in a two-vehicle crash on Interstate 94 Friday morning. The Minnesota State Patrol says it happened just after 5:00 a.m. at Opportunity Drive in St. Augusta.
This Has Been Our Most Gloomy January in Nearly 60 Years
You're right, this has been an unusually gloomy January. The Minnesota State Climatology office says so far January 2020 has had the least amount of solar radiation for a January since those records began in 1963.
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.