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.
Half Inch of Snow Fell in St. Cloud Thursday
We officially had just a half inch of snow in St. Cloud Thursday. That brings us to 12.3 inches for the season, which is still nearly 10 inches below normal.
UPDATE: State Patrol Responds to Over 200 Crashes
The slick roads made for a tough day on the roads Thursday. The Minnesota State Patrol says they responded to a total of 274 crashes statewide between midnight and 8:30 p.m.
St. Cloud Woman Hurt in Mille Lacs County Crash
A St. Cloud woman was hurt in a two-vehicle crash in Mille Lacs County. The Minnesota State Patrol says it happened just after 10:00 p.m. Thursday on Highway 169 south of Onamia.
St. Cloud Woman Hurt When Car Strikes Semi On I-94
A St. Cloud woman was hurt when the car she was driving struck a semi early Thursday morning. The Minnesota State Patrol says it happened at about 2:45 a.m. on westbound Interstate 94, east of Opportunity Drive, in St. Cloud.
Winter Weather Advisory Until Noon Thursday
Snow will slowly wind down this morning across Minnesota, but a wave coming up out of Kansas will keep snow going into the afternoon in Wisconsin, where the highest amounts are expected.
Stillwater Ice Castles Open for the Season
If you're looking for a fun winter outing, a trip to Stillwater might be in order. The Stillwater Ice Castles are now open.
Former SCSU Wrestling Coach to Receive National Honor
The former head wrestling coach at St. Cloud State University is getting a national honor. John Oxton has been selected to receive the "Lifetime Service Award" from the National Wrestling Hall of Fame.
Shed, Garage Near Freeport Destroyed in Fire
A shed and garage were destroyed in an early morning fire near Freeport. The Stearns County Sheriff's Office says they got a call about the fire on 365th Street - one mile south of Freeport - around 4:45 a.m. Wednesday.
Sheriff: Two Horses Struck By Vehicles in Stearns County
Two horses were hit by two vehicles in Stearns County. The Sheriff's Office says they got a call about three horses loose on the road near County Road 9 and 165th Street in Eden Lake Township just after 9:00 p.m. Tuesday.
Anna Marie’s Alliance Ready to Start Expansion Project
Anna Marie's Alliance is ready to start moving forward on their expansion plans. Executive Director Charles Hempeck says the first phase is a building they are calling "The Center For Family Peace".