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.
Thieves Steal $10K in Equipment from Freedom Flight Trailers
A trailer break-in has grounded a popular local hot air balloon. Freedom Flight spokesman Luke Cesnik says the thieves broke into their trailers earlier this month while they were parked at McKay's auto dealership in Waite Park.
Is There Really a Christmas Tree Shortage this Year?
There were some national reports over the weekend warning of Christmas tree shortage this year. It takes about 10-12 years for a tree to grow before it's ready for your house for Christmas.
Sauk Centre Woman Hurt in Crash
A Sauk Centre woman was hurt in a crash on Sunday. The Minnesota State Patrol says it happened at 3:00 p.m. on Highway 28 at 385th Avenue in Sauk Centre Township.
Girl Hurt While Removing Deer from Highway
A 16-year-old girl was hurt while trying to get a deer off the highway. The Minnesota State Patrol says it happened at about 9:45 p.m. on Friday on eastbound Highway 23 west of Milaca.
Man Shot In North St. Cloud
A 50-year-old man has been shot in north St. Cloud. Police say the incident happened at about 8:00 p.m. Saturday in the 400 block of 9th Avenue North.
Three People Hurt In A Two Vehicle Crash Near Little Falls
Three people were taken to the hospital after a two-vehicle crash near Little Falls. The Minnesota State Patrol says it happened at about 10:15 a.m. Saturday on Highway 10 at the intersection of 113th Street in Little Falls Township.
Police Looking For Suspect After Man Shows Up At Hospital with Gunshot Wound
St. Cloud police are investigating a shooting after a 19-year-old man showed up at the hospital with a gunshot wound. The incident happened just after 2:30 p.m. Thursday.
Four People Hurt in Two Vehicle Crash
Four people were hurt in a two-vehicle crash in Meeker County. The Minnesota State Patrol says it happened just before 6:00 p.m. Thursday on Highway 12 near Darwin.
Waite Park Woman Rolls Car After Medical Emergency
A Waite Park woman was brought to the hospital after rolling her car. The Minnesota State Patrol says it happened just before 2:00 p.m. Wednesday on Highway 23, west of Interstate 94 in St. Joseph Township.
Wisconsin Woman Hurt in Stearns County Crash
One person was hurt in a two vehicle crash near St. Joseph. The Minnesota State Patrol says it happened just after 3:00 p.m. Tuesday on County Road 2 in St. Joseph Township.