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.
St. Cloud Schools Focused on Keeping Students In the District For High School
St. Cloud School's are transitioning from Willie Jett as the District 742 Superintendent to Laurie Putnam. Putnam, who had been the Assistant Superintendent, will become the new school district Superintendent Friday July 1st but has been transitioning into that role for the past few months.
Holewa, Karls Win WJON/Granite City Days 5K
A group of 30 runners braved the cool windy conditions to participate in the WJON/Granite City Days 5K Sunday morning at the new City Hall in St. Cloud.
St. Stephen, Minnesota in Pictures [GALLERY]
St. Stephen has a population of 851 people. They are this week's focus on WJON's Small Town Friday feature.
Small Town Friday: St. Stephen and Their Slovenian History
WJON is featuring small towns in Central Minnesota once a month on a Friday. The first edition of "Small Town Friday" focuses on the town of St. Stephen. St. Stephen is the oldest Slovenian population in the United States.
Severe Thunderstorm Warning Issued for Benton, Sherburne Counties
The National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm warning for southwestern Benton and northwestern Sherburne counties until 3:15 a.m. Quarter size hail is associated with this storm. Locations affected by the storm include the St. Cloud Airport, Duelm and Parent. This storm is moving at 15 miles an hour.
No Wolf Hunting Season in Minnesota Anytime Soon
The Minnesota DNR released a draft of its wolf management plan last week. Glen Schmitt from Outdoor News joined me on WJON this week. He says this it the first update since the initial plan was enacted in 2001. The plan does include options for hunting and trapping if certain benchmarks are met.
SCSU Men’s Basketball Adds an Assistant Coach
St. Cloud State University announced Wednesday morning the hiring of Connor O'Brien as assistant men's basketball coach. He joins the staff of new men's head coach Quincy Henderson.
Bike Stolen in Waite Park; Storage Unit Broken Into in Freeport
Waite Park Policer is reporting a bike stolen while parked at McKinley school. Alicia Mages from Tri-County Crimestoppers joined me on WJON today. She says the bike was stolen while the student was in school. No information about the bike is available.
Rox Keep on Winning; Now 17-3
The St. Cloud Rox beat the Eau Claire Express 6-3 Tuesday night to improve to 17-3. The Rox scored single runs in the 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 8th innings and 2 runs in the 7th inning. Will Worthington had 2 hits and 2 RBIs,
Theft From Vehicle in Waite Park
Another theft from vehicle reported by Waite Park police. Alicia Mages from Tri-County Crimestoppers joined me on WJON. On the 10 block of 2nd Avenue South at a business in Waite Park someone left their purse in their vehicle and the vehicle was unlocked. The purse was stolen along with an Iphone Pro Max.