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.
Big Registration Numbers So Far for Annual Earth Day Run
The Earth Day Run in St. Cloud is still three months away but the excitement is already building. CentraCare Wellness Director Jodi Gertken says they're seeing big registration numbers so far.
Urban Lodge Brewery and Restaurant Up For Sale
The Urban Lodge Brewery and Restaurant in Sauk Rapids is up for sale. Owner Roy Dodds announced Wednesday that he is intending to sell his business that opened 18 months ago.
St. Cloud’s Dan Mondloch Commissioned for Hockey Day Print
Every year organizers of Hockey Day Minnesota commission a local artist to create a print to celebrate the event. This year St. Cloud's own Dan Mondloch has been given the honor.
Chuck A Puck for a Good Cause at Hockey Day Minnesota
If you're heading out to the Hockey Day Minnesota events this weekend you'll have a chance to try luck on the ice. CentraCare Wellness Director Jodi Gertken says they are sponsoring a "Chuck A Puck" contest.
Three People Hurt in Two Vehicle Crash in Elk River
Three people were hurt in a two-vehicle crash in Sherburne County. The Minnesota State Patrol says it happened at about 3:00 p.m. Tuesday on Highway 10 at 171st Avenue in Elk River.
The Puck Stops Here: St. Cloud Ready for Hockey Day Minnesota
The rink has been built and organizers are putting the finishing touches together for Hockey Day Minnesota. The two-day event runs this Friday and Saturday at Lake George in downtown St. Cloud.
State Patrol Responded to Nearly 500 Crashes, 2 Fatal
The snow that fell Sunday caused some trouble on the roads Monday morning.
Former SCSU Student Ready for Another Run at Red Bull Crashed Ice
The Red Bull Crashed Ice event returns to St. Paul this weekend. And, once again this year, one of the top competitors is expected to be former St. Cloud State University student Cameron Naasz.
Record Snow Fell In St. Cloud Sunday
We had a record snowfall in St. Cloud Sunday. We officially had 3.4 inches of snow, which breaks the old record of three inches that fell on January 14th in 1952.
New Central Minnesota Task Force Forming to Fight Sex Crimes
Several local law enforcement agencies are teaming up, with the help of a state grant, to fight sex trafficking. The newly formed "Central Minnesota Sex Trafficking Investigative Task Force" has been awarded a $313,000 grant to fund the partnership.