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. Cloud EDA: Herberger’s, Tech Buildings Top Priorities for 2019
St. Cloud's Economic Development Authority has some big projects to work on in the new year. Board Chair King Banaian says the now-vacant Herberger's building in downtown St. Cloud is a top priority.
Children’s Museum Takes Over Former Bank Building
Three months after we learned the Liberty Bank building in downtown St. Cloud was going to become a children's museum, that organization has now taken possession of that building.
Airport Director: Allegiant Flights Popular, Growth Possible
The St. Cloud Regional Airport is a busier place these days, as central Minnesotans escape the cold for warmer weather. Airport Director Bill Towle was on the News @ Noon Show Thursday.
Update: Power Restored to Residents in Several Communities
It was a challenging morning Thursday for hundreds of Stearns Electric customers who had to get ready for work and school without power.
Paynesville’s Shopko Store Among 39 to Close
The Shopko store in Paynesville is one of 39 stores the company is planning to close. One other Minnesota store, in Mahnomen, is on that list.
German-Inspired Outdoor Christmas Market Set for St. Cloud
A traditional German Christmas event will be held once again in downtown St. Cloud.
Daniel Building Now Available for Special Events
A new event space is opening up in an old downtown St. Cloud building. "Room 27" is the name of the space inside the Daniel Building at 27 7th Avenue North.
Garth Brooks Coming Back to Minnesota
Garth Brooks is coming back to Minnesota.
Local Runner Taking His Love of Helping Others Global
A local man has turned his love of running into a way to give back to less fortunate people around the world.
30th Annual Festival Will Light Up St. Cloud Hospital
It's a holiday tradition that's been happening in St. Cloud for 30 years now. The annual "Festival of Lights" is this Thursday from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. in front of St. Cloud Hospital.