Became a member of the WJON crew during the summer of 2013. Reporting on education, local business, Cold Spring and St. Joseph. Reach out to me with your story ideas and feedback: Dan@wjon.com or 320-257-7205. Always love hearing from listeners and the community. Outside of news I enjoy running outdoors, reading a good book, watching the Twins and Vikings break my heart, traveling and spending time with friends and family. Recent St. Cloud State graduate.
Future Looks Bright For St. Joseph Growth and Development
The town has grown from around 4,600 people in 2000 to just under 7,000 now. The population growth has led to several new businesses and developments (like a community center and new government building).
Big Lake Man Struck and Killed by Train
A Big Lake man was struck and killed by a train on Wednesday night. The incident happened at about 6:30 p.m.
Regency Beauty Closes Campuses, Including Waite Park Location
After over 50 years of teaching cosmetology students, Regency Beauty Institute is closing all 79 of their campuses: including its location in Waite Park. Regency Beauty says declining numbers of cosmetology students led to their decision.
Reporter’s Notebook: So Long St. Cloud, Thank You
Since starting with WJON, I’ve met so many fantastic people. I owe countless thank-yous to area businesses, the local school districts, several city governments, law enforcement officials and many others for sharing their time and stories with me.
Dozens Camping Out for Opening of St. Cloud Chick-Fil-A
The parking lot in front of the new St. Cloud Chick-fil-A is lined with colorful tents and lawn chairs. Dozens of people are camping out waiting for the doors of the new restaurant to open on Thursday morning.
Local Oktoberfest Brew Gets High Marks From National Magazine
A local Oktoberfest brew recently received high praise by a national magazine. Third Street Brewhouse and their Oktoberfest were ranked #2 in Paste Magazines top 55 Oktoberfest style beers.
St. Cloud Police Respond to Northside Gunshots
Police are looking for suspects after finding a home riddled with bullets on Tuesday night. Officers responded to the report of gun fire just after 8:20 p.m. in the 600 block of 5th Avenue Northeast.
Tour of Manufacturing: DCI Has Worldwide Reach [VIDEO]
You may not realize there’s a stainless steel manufacturing powerhouse nestled right into west St. Cloud. DCI, inc. started in Holdingford in 1955 and moved to their current spot in the 60’s and 70’s.
U.S. Olympic Hockey Star Anne Schleper Returns to Cathedral
Anne Schleper, an Olympic silver medalist with the U.S. women's hockey team in 2014, returned to Cathedral High School on Tuesday. Schleper, a 2008 graduate at Cathedral, spoke to students as part of a leadership conference and for homecoming week.
Police: Man Threatened Employee After Not Receiving Enough Napkins
Waite Park Police are asking for your help in finding a man who allegedly threatened restaurant employees. The incident happened on Friday at about 11:00 p.m. at a business in the 200 block of 2nd Street South.