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.
Pfannenstein Accepts Chief Position, Ends Campaign for Sheriff
St. Joseph officially has a new chief of police. Interim Chief Dwight Pfannenstein and City Administrator Judy Weyrens say they finalized the terms and conditions of his contract Thursday afternoon. He is the new police chief effective immediately.
Supreme Court Ruling on Sales Tax Could Lead to Tax Cuts Elsewhere
Online shoppers may have to pay more for their purchases after a U.S. Supreme Court ruling saying that states can force online consumers to pay sales tax. However, that is only if the state they live in passes a law requiring the tax to be collected.
Bicyclist Hurt In Crash South of Little Falls
A New Ulm man was hurt in a bike crash south of Little Falls. The Morrison County Sheriff's Office says it happened at about 2:20 p.m. Wednesday on Hilton Road, about three miles south of Little Falls.
Candidates For Stearns County Sheriff: Dave Bentrud
We are continuing to hear from the candidates running for Stearns County Sheriff. Today WJON news is talking with Waite Park Police Chief Dave Bentrud.
Granite City Days Has 4 Days of Family Fun
The annual St. Cloud city celebration known as "Granite City Days" starts Thursday. The Lemonade Art Fair will be at St. Cloud State University from 11:00 a.m. until 8:30 p.m., with the opening ceremonies at 7:00 p.m.
Candidates for Stearns County Sheriff: Steve Soyka
We are continuing our stories with the men running for Stearns County Sheriff. Today WJON news introduces you to Sergeant Steve Soyka.
Six Dancers Raise Record Shattering $152,000 At Charity Event
The 3rd annual "Dancing With Our Stars" event raised a record nearly $152,000 Monday night. It was held at the College of St. Benedict and organized by the Women's Fund.
St. Joseph City Council Offers Police Chief Job to Interim
The interim police chief in St. Joseph has been offered the job on a more permanent basis.
Minnesota State Fair Announces 27 New Foods [GALLERY]
The Minnesota State Fair announces 27 official new foods and five new food vendors are being added to the expansive menu already offered at the Great Minnesota Get-Together.
Candidates for Stearns County Sheriff: Bob Dickhaus
Four men are running to be the next Stearns County Sheriff. This week WJON news will be introducing you to each of them.