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.
Becker Man Hurt in Crash Near St. Stephen
The Stearns County Sheriff's Office says it happened just after 1:30 p.m. Thursday near the intersection of County Road 1 and 411th Street in Brockway Township, about 1 1/2 miles northeast of St. Stephen.
Groundwork Begins to Put St. Cloud Referendum on November Ballot
Work to put a referendum question on the November ballot is now underway. John Palmer of St. Cloud says he and his supporters will begin collecting signatures as soon as next week.
Man Hurt in Crash in Meeker County
A man was hurt in a two-vehicle crash in Meeker County. The Minnesota State Patrol says it happened just after 7:30 p.m. Wednesday on Highway 22 in Litchfield.
St. Cloud Couple Running Their Way Around the World
A St. Cloud couple has combined two of their passions, running and travel. Jay and Jodi Johnson just came home from a trip to Zurich, Switzerland and Bergen, Norway where they ran in marathons in both countries.
Copper Pony Among 50 National ‘Retail Stars’
A small downtown St. Cloud home decor store is getting some big recognition. The website "Home Accents Today" has named the Copper Pony as one of their 50 best home accessories retailers across the country.
Refugee Resettlement Numbers for Stearns County, State
With a St. Cloud city council member calling for a ballot referendum in the November election on a temporary moratorium on refugee resettlement we looked into the numbers.
Sons of Norway Hosting Syttende Mai Parade on Saturday
Thursday is a big day for those of us who have some Norwegian heritage. It's Syttende Mai, which means the 17th of May. It is their national holiday celebrating their independence from Sweden.
Help Wanted: Local Job Search Website Has Over 5,000 Openings
Last week we told you about a federal report that says there is now one available job for every unemployed American. There is a comprehensive job search website here in the tri-county area looking to match-up those looking for work with open jobs.
Adult Foster Care Providers Needed in Area Counties
There is a growing need for Adult Foster Care providers in central Minnesota. The CommUNITY Adult Mental Health Initiative provides mental health resources in Benton, Sherburne, Stearns, and Wright counties.
Wanted: Veterans to Mentor Fellow Stearns Co. Veterans
If you're a veteran and you'd like to help other veterans in the area, here's your chance. The Stearns County Veterans Protocol Team is looking for volunteer mentors right now.