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.
Deputy Finds Sauk Rapids Woman After Pickup Crashes into Swamp
A Sauk Rapids woman was taken to the hospital after a Stearns County Sheriff's Deputy found her inside her pickup.
Princeton Woman Hurt in Sherburne County Crash
A Princeton woman was hurt in a two-vehicle crash. The Minnesota State Patrol says it happened at about 12:30 p.m. Saturday on Southbound Highway 169 in Elk River.
Third Candidate Announces Bid for Stearns County Sheriff
The former leader of the Central Minnesota Violent Offender Task Force has announced his bid to be the next Stearns County Sheriff. Steve Soyka is the third man to announce they are running for the job.
Task Force Arrests 14 People In St. Cloud Metro Area Drug Busts
Fourteen people were arrested during a string of drug busts in the St. Cloud Metro Area. The Central Minnesota Violent Offender Task Force executed 11 search warrants at nine different locations on Wednesday and Thursday.
Kite Racing Event is this Weekend on Lake Mille Lacs
If you are still embracing winter, there's a big event this weekend out on the ice at Lake Mille Lacs. The 14th annual Mille Lacs Kite Crossing will be held on Saturday and Sunday.
SCSU Eyeing National Titles in Both Hockey and Wrestling
It's still early but Husky sports fans are starting to dream about the possibility of two national championships this spring. The SCSU men's hockey team is ranked #1 in Division I, and the wrestling team is ranked #1 in Division II.
Benton County Sheriff Looking for Stolen Trailer
Be on the lookout for another stolen trailer. The Benton County Sheriff's Office says they were called to Tony's Lifetime Exteriors in Sauk Rapids back on February 23rd.
Student Arrested After Making Threat in Class
A student at Zimmerman high school was arrested Wednesday afternoon after allegedly making threats at the school.
Abandoned Home Starts on Fire Near Kimball
An old abandoned house started on fire Wednesday afternoon near Kimball. The Stearns County Sheriff's Office says the initial call came in at about 3:45 p.m. for a fire on County Road 149 in Maine Prairie Township.
St. Cloud Area Swimmers, Divers Prepare for State Meet
The State High School Boys' Swimming and Diving Meet is this weekend at the Jean K. Freeman Aquatic Center on the University of Minnesota campus in Minneapolis.