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.
Sheriff, DNR Warn of Thin Ice After Pickup Falls Through
Officials are urging drivers to use caution if heading out onto frozen lakes and rivers.
28 Co-Workers Share $1 Million Powerball Prize
A group of 28, who work together in Coon Rapids and call their lottery pool “Team APG,” claimed a $1 million Powerball prize Tuesday afternoon.
Boys & Girls Clubs Name 2020 Youth of the Year
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Minnesota has announced their "Youth of the Year". Abel Cordero will be honored with a reception on Friday.
Crisis Continues for Minnesota Dairy Farms
Don Pylkkanan is with Minnesota Citizens Organized Acting Together. He says milk payments have dropped 23 percent over the past five years, resulting in a 25 percent loss in the number of dairy farms in the state.
Sauk Rapids Man Takes Top Prize at Brainerd Fishing Tournament
A Sauk Rapids man has won a new pickup thanks to his luck ice fishing.
Sauk Rapids-Rice Teacher Candidate for ‘Teacher of the Year’
A middle school teacher in the Sauk Rapids-Rice school district is a candidate for this year's "Minnesota Teach of the Year".
Stearns County Looking for Volunteer Veterans for Treatment Court
Stearn's County's Veterans Treatment Court is looking for help. The program is in need of more veterans from the area who would like to serve as a volunteer mentor.
Former College of St. Benedict President Has Died
A former President of the College of St. Benedict has died. The school announced Friday that Sister Emmanuel Renner died on Wednesday at the age of 93.
Report: 8 Fire Deaths in Minnesota this Month, 4 Smoking-Related
Eight people have died in fires in Minnesota already this year, and officials say half of them are smoking-related.
Redevelopment Plan Emerges for Gateway Motel Property
A plan has emerged to redevelop the Gateway Motel property in East St. Cloud.