I'm a 1996 graduate of St. Cloud State University, and have been with WJON for over 19 years as a news reporter and anchor. I am also the co-host of a sports talk show called Granite City Sports on AM 1390 KXSS. While news is my business, sports are my love. I am a big fan of the Vikings, Twins, Gopher's basketball, the Wolves, Wild and St. Cloud State Hockey. My favorite pastimes include snowmobiling, golfing and sand volleyball.
Benton County Road 29 Construction Project Slated for 2018
A major road construction project on the Benton County side of Sartell will cause traffic headaches for a number of commuters next summer.
Follow Up: Popularity of Sunday Liquor Sales
Sunday, July 2nd marked the first time Minnesotans could buy alcohol on a Sunday in state history. But, now almost six months later, we're wondering whatever happened with that?
Stearns County Approves Change to Recorder Position
Stearns County residents won't be voting for a county recorder next fall after commissioners approved a change to make the position an appointed one.
St. Cloud Man Charged With Raping Woman He Let Stay With Him
A St. Cloud man is charged with raping and assaulting a woman he let stay with him last month. Thirty-one-year-old Randy Bennett Jr. and the woman were former high school classmates. The woman told police they reconnected on Facebook when he offered her a place to stay.
Melrose Man Hurt in Pickup Rollover
A Melrose man was hurt when the pickup he was riding in left the road and rolled Monday morning.
Paynesville Man Sentenced to Prison For Sexually Abusing Boy
A Stearns County judge has sentenced a Paynesville man to 12 years in prison for sexually abusing a young boy.
Pierz Man Seriously Hurt in Farm Accident
A Pierz man was seriously hurt in a farm accident Thursday morning. The Morrison County Sheriff's office says 80-year-old Robert Happke was working on the family farm in Buh Township about four miles north of Pierz when the call came in at around 10:15 a.m.
Caregiver Charged With Sexual Assault of Vulnerable Adults [VIDEO]
A caregiver at a Sauk Rapids group home has been charged with sexually abusing two clients who were in his care. Fifty-eight-year-old Patrick Jansen of St. Cloud is charged with two counts each of 3rd degree criminal sexual conduct and 4th degree criminal sexual conduct.
Jury Convicts Long Prairie Man of Murdering His Girlfriend
A Long Prairie man will be sentenced in January after a jury convicted him of murdering his girlfriend last July. A three-day trial led to the conviction of 35-year-old Jose Herrera-Torres on a charge of 2nd degree murder.
Utility Work to Prompt Veterans Drive Lane Closure
Utility work will close a lane of traffic on Veterans Drive in St. Cloud starting Thursday.