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.
Stearns County Begins Collecting 1/4 Percent Sales Tax
It's going to cost you more to pay for goods and services in Stearns County which are subject to sales taxes. As of January 1st, Stearns County began collecting an additional quarter percent to help fund road construction projects.
Follow Up: Market Study to Look at Regional Airport Authority
Today in our series "What ever happened with that?" we take a look at St. Cloud Mayor Dave Kleis' proposal for creating a Regional Airport Authority to operate the St. Cloud Regional Airport.
Cold Spring Woman Who Contaminated Chicken Sentenced
A Cold Spring woman accused of purposely contaminating chicken while working at Gold'n Plump must pay hundreds of thousands of dollars in restitution as part of her sentence.
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.