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.
2 Men Hurt In Head On ATV Crash Near Melrose
Two men were taken to the hospital after the ATVs they were riding collided head-on. The Stearns County Sheriff's Office says the incident happened just before 12:30 p.m. Saturday on County Road 12 in Spring Hill Township.
3 People Hurt in Head On Crash in Buffalo
Three people were hurt in a head-on crash in Buffalo. The Minnesota State Patrol says it happened at about noon on Saturday on Highway 55 in Wright County.
Long Prairie’s New Medical Campus Almost Ready for Patients
The brand new medical campus in Long Prairie will be opening next week. Construction of the nearly $31 million facility lasted 16 months.
Update: Becker Woman Dies from Injuries Suffered in Monday Crash
We have an update to a crash story we first told you about earlier this week. The Minnesota State Patrol now says a Becker woman died as a result of her injuries she suffered in a crash east of Milaca.
Man Dies After Getting Pinned in a Piece of Equipment
An employee has died in an accident at a business in Watkins. The Meeker County Sheriff's Office says they were called to International Barrier Technology in the 500 block of 4th Street North just after 11:30 a.m. Thursday.
St. Cloud Area Stores Open, Closed on Thanksgiving Day
The now annual debate over whether retail stores should be open on Thanksgiving is starting to heat up for this year.
Authorities Find Missing 2-Year-Old Boy Near Richmond
A missing toddler was found Thursday night. The Stearns County Sheriff's Office says they were called about a missing two-year-old boy at about 6:15 p.m.
Reporter’s Notebook: I Learned the Hard Way to Lock My Car
Last Friday I was a victim of a crime here in St. Cloud. Sometime during the night someone opened the door to our vehicle parked in the driveaway and riffled through our things. They didn't get much, maybe a few dollars in change is all, but it is still disturbing.
Officials Report 123,000 Unfilled Jobs Statewide
Minnesota employers had about 123,000 job openings in the second quarter of this year. The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development says that's up 26 percent from the same period a year ago when there were more than 97,000 vacancies statewide.
Answering The Call: St. Cloud Fire Department Ready to Respond
We're taking a look at the St. Cloud Fire Department during this National Fire Prevention Month. They are a full-time department with 66 firefighters, along with 12 administrators, with four fire stations.