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.
Two Women Hurt In Chain Reaction Crash On Highway 15
Two women were hurt in a three-vehicle crash on Highway 15. The Minnesota State Patrol says it happened at about 5:00 p.m. Monday on Highway 15 at Stearns County Road 1 in Le Sauk Township.
St. Cloud Council, Mayor Clash Over Rules, City Charter
St. Cloud City Council members and the Mayor clashed on a couple of issues during Monday night's meeting. The first was the topic of revisions to the council's rules of order.
St. Cloud Tech’s Spann-Ford ‘Mr. Football’ Finalist
A student at St. Cloud Tech is a finalist for the Mr. Football Award. Brevyn Spann-Ford found out last week that he is one of 11 finalists for the honor of the state's best high school football player.
St. Cloud Citizens Looking Into Recall Options for Council, Mayor
A recall of St. Cloud city council members and the mayor is one of three options a group of residents is looking into. John Palmer says 14 people gathered on Friday to begin the process of looking into the city's Home Rule Charter.
St. Cloud CVB Promoting St. Cloud Flights to Florida Residents
Members of the St. Cloud Area Convention and Visitors Bureau are in the Fort Myers area this week trying to convince Floridians to come to Minnesota this winter.
Update: No Arrests Yet After Pipe Bomb Found in Waite Park
Waite Park police are still looking for the person, or people, responsible for leaving some explosive devices inside a mobile home. Police Chief Dave Bentrud says they have not made any arrests so far.
Minnesota’s ‘Smartest’ Cities: Who Made the Top 10
A new report has been released ranking Minnesota's largest cities based on intelligence. The website Zippia put the list together ranking the 97 cities in the North Star state that have a population of 10,000 or higher.
The 10 Best St. Cloud Stores for Black Friday Shopping
Whether you're heading out to the stores on Thanksgiving night or on Black Friday there's no shortage of retailers offering you "doorbuster" deals. But which stores actually have the deepest discounts?
Elk River Man Hurt in Two Vehicle Crash
An Elk River man was hurt in a two-vehicle crash. The Minnesota State Patrol says it happened at about 1:15 p.m. Tuesday at the intersection of Northbound Highway 169 and 193rd Street in Elk River.
Holly Ball Raising Funds for 2 Local Causes
It has been a holiday tradition in St. Cloud for 43 years now. Holly Ball is a fundraiser for CentraCare Hospice and Coborn Cancer Center. This year the event will be held on Saturday, December 2nd at the River's Edge Convention Center.