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.
Snow On The Way for Southern Minnesota, Iowa
We're still on track for a few inches of snow Friday across southwest and southern Minnesota.
Matching Challenge Met for Cathedral Capital Campaign
The fundraising campaign at St. Cloud Cathedral achieved a big goal recently. Director of the Capital Campaign Marit Ortega says a $500,000 challenge match from the Coborn Family Foundation has been met.
Shopko Files for Bankruptcy Protect, Closing 38 More Stores
As expected, Shopko has announced a plan for financial restructuring, which includes filing for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy and closing 38 more stores.
SCSU Creating New Husky Plaza for 150th Anniversary
St. Cloud State University is planning on creating a new gathering place on campus. "Husky Plaza" will be built just to the north of Centennial Hall.
Airport Study Calls for Regional Authority, More Revenue
The St. Cloud Regional Airport is an asset to central Minnesota, but it needs to grow. That's the findings of a recently completed study.
Donate Used Sports Equipment, Help Kids of Military Families
If you have active kids at home you probably have some sports gear lying around your garage or basement that they've outgrown. All this week you can donate that equipment and get a cheap breakfast at the same time.
Program Helping Leadership Development for Minorities
The Juggad Leadership Program is looking for applicants for this year's group. They provide central Minnesota's minority community with the knowledge and skills to be more engaged in the community.
St. Cloud Woman Hurt in Rollover in Western Minnesota
A St. Cloud woman was hurt in a crash out in western Minnesota. The Minnesota State Patrol says it happened just before 10:30 a.m. Monday on Highway 7 near Montevideo.
Update: State Patrol Releases Name of Sauk Centre Man Killed in Crash
A 33-year-old Sauk Centre man was killed in a two-vehicle crash. The Minnesota State Patrol says it happened at about 4:00 p.m. Saturday on Highway 71 near Sauk Centre.
Three Hurt, One Seriously in Two Vehicle Crash Near Randall
Three people were hurt, one with life-threatening injuries, in a two-vehicle crash on Highway 10 in Morrison County. The Minnesota State Patrol says it happened at about 11:00 a.m. Sunday at the intersection with County Road 14 near Randall.