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.
Mixed Precipitation Likely Later This Week
We're expecting a warmer storm system to bring snow across the north, and all rain across the south, and a rain-to-snow mix in between starting late Wednesday and lasting through Thursday.
19th Annual Charity Challenge Underway
The Charity Challenge for our area food shelves is back this holiday season. The Norman C. Skalicky Foundation and the Central Minnesota Community Foundation are partnering for the 19th annual Charity Challenge.
St. Cloud Compost Site Closing for the Season
If you've been putting off getting your yard work done, you've got just a few days left. This is the last week the St. Cloud compost site will be open for the season.
Non-Profit Planning New St. Cloud Detox Building
The non-profit organization that runs the crisis and detox building in north St. Cloud is planning on building a brand new facility on that same site.
Record Cold Temps in St. Cloud on Monday
St. Cloud set a record Monday for a record cold high with a maximum temperature of 16 degrees.
Searles On Fifth Ave Now Hiring
A new bar and restaurant in downtown St. Cloud is getting closer to opening its doors. The owners of Searles on Fifth Ave have announced they are now hiring staff.
United Way Awarded $2.3 Million Three Year Grant
Students in two local school districts will be getting some extra after school programming thanks to a major grant. The United Way of Central Minnesota has announced they have been awarded a grant of just over $770,000 a year for the next three years, totaling just over $2.3 million.
St. Cloud Woman Hurt in Crash in Benton County
A St. Cloud woman was hurt in a two-vehicle crash in Benton County. The Minnesota State Patrol says it happened just after 6:30 p.m. Sunday on Highway 23.
Pedestrian Killed on Highway 10 in Little Falls
A man walking on Highway 10 in Little Falls has been killed. The Minnesota State Patrol says it happened just before 6:00 p.m. Sunday.
Sheriff: Catalytic Converters Stolen from Several Vehicles
Several businesses south of Little Falls are the victims of a crime spree. The Morrison County Sheriff's Office says they've received reports of thefts off of vehicles at Auto Max, MK Car Sales, and Hilmerson Collision Center.