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.
Recognizing Our First Responders During National EMS Week
This is National EMS week. Gold Cross Ambulance provides those emergency medical services for a large majority of central Minnesotans.
State Patrol: Mora Man Killed In Chase With Deputies
A man who was in a chase from sheriff's deputies was killed in a head-on crash in Aitkin County. The Minnesota State Patrol says it happened just after 11:00 a.m. Monday on Highway 65, near 390th Avenue, east of Isle.
Four Central Women Vying to be Next Princess Kay of the Milky Way
Four women from central Minnesota are among the 12 finalists to become the next Princess Kay of the Milky Way. The women were selected after a weekend-long event at the College of St. Benedict in St. Joseph.
CentraCare to Host Veteran Recognition Program
CentraCare Health will be hosting their annual Veteran's Recognition Program Tuesday. It will be held from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. in the Hoppe Auditorium at St. Cloud Hospital.
House Passes Constitutional Amendment, Stalled in Senate [POLL]
The Minnesota House has approved a constitutional amendment to dedicate some sales tax revenue to transportation. It is an idea the Republican State Representative Jeff Howe of Rockville has been working on for three legislative sessions now. He says it would put about $300 million a year in additio…
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.