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.
Election 2018: Candidates Filing for Office
Here's a look at the candidates who have filed to run for local office this year. The candidate filing period closed at the end of the business day on Tuesday. For races that require a primary, that will be held on August 14th.
Unofficial Straw Poll for the Next Minnesota Governor [POLL]
With current Minnesota Governor Democrat Mark Dayton not running for re-election the field of candidates seems to be wide open.
St. Cloud City Council Approves Taxicab Rate Increase
It is going to cost you a little more to hail a cab in St. Cloud. The city council voted six-to-one to approve a taxicab rate increase of .20 cents per mile and an increase in the 'non-traffic waiting charge" of .20 cents per minute.
Shop, Stroll, And Sample at the Downtown St. Cloud Art Crawl
The next Art Crawl in downtown St. Cloud is coming up this Friday. Downtown Council Executive Director Jolene Foss says it runs from 5:00 until 9:00 p.m.
Property Owners Asked to Support ‘Downtown Improvement District’
Property owners in downtown St. Cloud are being asked to assess themselves in an effort to make improvements to the area. The creation of a Downtown Improvement District has been in the works for a couple of years now.
Three People Hurt in Crash Near Freeport
Three people hurt in a two-vehicle crash near Freeport. The Minnesota State Patrol says it happened at about 7:00 p.m. Sunday on westbound Interstate 94.
Teenagers Hurt in Stearns County Crash
Deputies from the Stearns County Sheriff's Office responded to a one vehicle crash. It happened at about 6:30 p.m. Friday in Eden Lake Township, three miles north of Eden Valley.
Rox Win In Walk-Off Fashion, 8-7
Ryan Weisenberg came up big when the St. Cloud Rox needed it most on Saturday night at the Rock Pile.
Rox Come Up Short in Front of Sellout Crowd
The St. Cloud Rox came up short on Friday night in their home opener at Joe Faber Field in front of a sellout crowd.
St. Cloud’s Common Roots Festival Adding Outdoor Stage
A big multi-stage music festival is coming back to downtown St. Cloud this summer. The second annual "Common Roots Festival" will be August 23rd through the 25th.