I am the host of the WJON Morning News Watch, 5-10 weekday mornings. The listeners and I have healthy, fun and never negative conversations on WJON's 2-Cent Tuesday and What Up Wednesday. If you haven't checked it out, please do and find out how uplifting the shows can be. My wife and I reside in St. Cloud and have since 1998. We raised our 2 boys and little dog to be productive members of society.
How to Bird Watch in Central Minnesota
Bird watching is gaining in popularity in Central Minnesota. Jerry Carlson is a longtime fan of the outdoors and that includes bird watching. He joined me on WJON to get into detail on the dos and don'ts when it comes to bird watching. Carlson says the types of birds we see in Central Minnesota varies greatly depending on the time of year.
Central Minnesota to Experience a “Great Reshuffle” of Jobs
The Great Resignation is turning into the Great Reshuffle in Central Minnesota. Gail Cruikshank is the Talent Director for the Greater St. Cloud Development Corporation.
City of St. Cloud Planning a Late February City Hall Grand Opening
The city of St. Cloud was hoping to be completely moved into their new city hall building at the end of January. Due to supply chain issues that has been moved from January 24th to the last city council meeting planned at the of February. Kleis says they are in need of connectors which is a technology issue.
Kleis Encouraging Mask Wearing But Not a Mandate
St. Cloud Mayor Dave Kleis along with area Mayors, some county commissioners and business leaders met with top CentraCare officials late last week. CentraCare asked area decision makers to mandate mask wearing for 6 weeks to help slow the spread of the COVID-19 Omicron variant.
St. Cloud Lawyer Expects A Light Sentence For Kim Potter
Former Brooklyn Park Police Officer Kim Potter was found guilty of manslaughter in the shooting death of Daunte Wright in December of 2021. Her sentencing is expected to take place in February. St. Cloud personal injury attorney Mike Bryant from Bradshaw & Bryant joined me on WJON today.
Burglaries and a Stolen Vehicle in St. Cloud
St. Cloud Police is reporting new burglaries and a stolen vehicle. Alicia Mages from Tri-County Crimestoppers joined me on WJON. She says St. Cloud Police is reporting a theft on the 5000 block of 8th Street North were multiple iPhones and Mac Books were stolen from high school students.
High School Sports Results: January 11th
Girls Basketball: Cathedral 47, Little Falls 40 (Ellie Pelzel and Rachel Voit each had 15 points for Cathedral. The Crusaders are 6-4) Foley 61, Milaca 44 Fergus Falls 67, St. Cloud Crush 51 Albany 85, Zimmerman 48 Boys Basketball: Tech 75, Cathedral 46 (Jake Voth led Cathedral with 13 points and 6 blocks) Sartell-St. Ste...
Souhan: Vikings Shouldn’t Rush to Hire a GM
The Vikings fired General Manager Rick Spielman and Head Coach Mike Zimmer Monday. Star Tribune Sports Columnist Jim Souhan joined me on WJON today. He says fans typically feel the team needs to move quickly to hire a General Manager and a head coach so they don't miss out on a hot candidate.
[OPINION] Should Area Mayors Institute a Mask Mandate?
The city's of St. Paul and Minneapolis have instituted a mask mandate to deal with the increase in COVID-19 cases. CentraCare spokesman Dr. George Morris went to local civic leaders, which includes St. Cloud area mayors, to ask them to institute a mask mandate indoors at public places like restaurants, bars, grocery stores and retail establishments late last week.
Emmer Supports Vaccines But Not a Vaccine Mandate
Congressman Tom Emmer joined me on WJON today. He says the COVID-19 vaccines are "good" but the "sweeping and arbitrary mandates are unconstitutional". Emmer stopped short of predicting how the Supreme Court would rule in this case.