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.
NWS: First Deadly Tornado in Minnesota Since 2011
One of the tornadoes that struck Otter Tail County on Wednesday killed one person. The Otter Tail County Sheriff's Office says a 30-year-old man was killed near Dalton when a twister destroyed a large garage in which he was working.
Council Candidate: Hontos Calls Himself ‘Voice for the People’
There are nine people running for three at-large St. Cloud City Council seats this year.
Former Herberger’s Building Has A New Buyer
The former Herberger's building in downtown St. Cloud has a new owner. A property investment company based out of New York called Twenty Lake Holdings has bought the property.
After Drawdown Little Rock Lake Slowly Improving
Department of Natural Resources Fisheries Manager Eric Altena says the early signs were encouraging with a five-foot clarity right after the drawdown last September and an eight-foot clarity on the north end of the lake in June.
St. Cloud has 9th 90-Degree Day this Summer
We officially got up to 90 degrees in St. Cloud Wednesday.
One Person Hurt in Three Vehicle Crash Near Pierz
One person was hurt in a three-vehicle crash up in Morrison County. The Minnesota State Patrol says it happened just before 5:00 p.m. Wednesday on Highway 27 west of Pierz.
Council Candidate: Leyk Looking to Change Things from the Inside
St. Cloud residents have a choice of nine candidates running for three spots on the city council.
Severe Thunderstorm Watch in Effect
The National Weather Service has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Watch. It is in effect until midnight Wednesday.
Over 1 1/2″ of Rain Fell in St. Cloud Wednesday Morning
Central Minnesota got some much-needed rain on Wednesday morning.
Weather Announcements for Wednesday, July 8th, 2020
Here are your weather announcements for Wednesday, July 8th, 2020. If you have a weather-related announcement call our cancellations line at (320) 257-7191 and leave a message.