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.
Classes Canceled Tuesday at Mississippi Heights Elementary
Classes at Mississippi Heights elementary in Sauk Rapids are canceled Tuesday, due to a water main break outside the school. The canceled classes are only for students who attend Mississippi Heights.
State Patrol: Pickup Rolls Multiple Times, Sends Two to Hospital
A pickup rolled multiple times sending the two occupants to the hospital. The Minnesota State Patrol says it happened at about 12:30 p.m. Monday on eastbound Interstate 94 near St. Joseph.
Bill Introduced Allowing Avon to Collect Half-Cent Sales Tax
A bill has been introduced in the Minnesota State Legislature that will allow Avon to implement a half-cent sales tax. State Senator Jeff Howe has authored the bill in the Senate.
Another Round of Snow Late Monday, Tuesday
Our next winter storm quickly moves in Monday night and lasts through Tuesday. The axis of the heaviest snow continues to shift east, with the highest amounts expected east of I-35.
El Loro Close to Opening New Sauk Rapids Location
A new Mexican restaurant in Sauk Rapids is just a few weeks away from opening.
Common Roots Music Festival Announces This Year’s Dates
The dates for this year's Common Roots Music Festival in downtown St. Cloud have been announced.
Rep. O’Driscoll Wants Northstar Extended to Camp Ripley
While local officials continue to push for the Northstar Commuter Rail to be extended to St. Cloud, a State Representative from Sartell now says he'd like it to go all the way to Camp Ripley.
State Patrol: 794 Crashes, 1,059 Vehicles in Ditch Thursday, Friday
The Minnesota State Patrol responded to an extraordinary number of crashes Thursday and Friday.
Update: Patrol Releases Name of Pedestrian Killed in Elk River
The State Patrol has released the name of the man who was struck and killed in Elk River on Wednesday night.
Winter Storm Warning Thursday, Wind Chill Advisory Friday
A Winter Storm Warning will continue until midnight Thursday, with a Wind Chill Advisory starting at midnight and running until noon on Friday.