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.
Authorities Asking For Help Finding Missing Elk River Man
The Morrison County Sheriff's Office is asking for help finding a missing man. Authorities say 51-year-old Glenn Hoppe of Elk River was last seen on Monday at a camper with a friend on Crookneck Lake, near Motley in northwestern Morrison County.
East Side Pawnshop Closing After 40+ Years of Business
A longstanding Pawnshop in east St. Cloud is closing down later this year. Granite City Pawnshop is at 424 East St. Germain Street. Owner Ken Finken says it's time for him to retire, he's selling the building and business.
Stearns County Fair Events You Need to Check Out
Five days of Stearns County summer fun kicks off on Wednesday. The Stearns County Fairgrounds are in Sauk Centre (1105 Ash St. S). Here are some highlights for each day:
St. Cloud Family Restaurant Opening Tuesday
A new restaurant that will offer Mexican and American cuisine for breakfast, lunch and dinner is opening in St. Cloud on Tuesday. St. Cloud Family Restaurant will be opening its doors at 6:00 a.m. Owner Rufino Morales says their regular hours will be from 6:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. seven days a week.
Community Voices Support for St. Cloud PD Through Pizza, Pop and Flowers [VIDEO]
St. Cloud Police were surprised with pizza and pop on Thursday to thank them for their service. Assistant Police Chief Jeff Oxton says they've seen a great deal of support since the shootings of police officers in Dallas and Baton Rouge.
Despite Heat, Hundreds Of Cyclists Take Off For Bike MS: TRAM Ride [VIDEO]
Heat indexes are expected to be around 100 degrees over the next few days and an excessive heat warning is in effect through most of Friday. Despite this, over 700 bicyclists are expected to be taking part in the five-day 281-mile Bike MS: TRAM Ride
Sheriff: Pierz Man Falls Asleep While Driving, Hits Power-Pole
Authorities say a Pierz man was hurt when he crashed his vehicle into a power-pole early Wednesday morning. The crash happened just after 12:45 a.m. on 260th Avenue, near Buckman.
Sale of St. Joseph City Hall Falls Through
The sale of the current St. Joseph city hall building fell apart last week. The city previously had a purchase agreement in place with Collegeville Credit Union. However, City Administrator Judy Weyrens says the sale fell through.
St. Joseph Approves Fortitude Senior Housing Development
The St. Joseph City Council has given the green light for a new senior apartment building in town. Fortitude Senior Living will be in Graceview Estates, south of East Baker Street. The three-story, 40,000 square foot building will have 47-units
Tractor Destroyed by Fire in Meeker County
A farm tractor was destroyed in a fire near Litchfield on Friday. Authorities responded to the blaze just after 10:20 a.m. in the 19400 block of County Road 1 in Greenleaf Township.