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.
Transportation Budget Includes Money for Northstar Extension
The transportation budget bill is headed to the full Minnesota House and Senate for a vote, and it includes funding for extending the Northstar Commuter Rail to St. Cloud.
St. Cloud Area Religious Leaders Preaching Peace, Understanding
As violence against various religions increases around the world, there is a group of faith leaders here in St. Cloud trying to preach a message of tolerance. The Greater St. Cloud Area Faith Leaders was formed five years ago in response to acts of vandalism at a local mosque.
Free Community Meal Planned for Friday Evening
A community event called "Iftar" is being held in St. Cloud Friday night.
Rain Totals for Wednesday, May, Spring
We had another .62 of an inch of rain in St. Cloud Wednesday.
Metro Bus Driver Wins National Competition
When it comes to driving bus St. Cloud has one of the best in the business. Metro Bus Dial-A-Ride driver Todd DeZurik won first place at the 30th National Community Transportation Association of America Roadeo.
Avon, Sartell Tax Plans Tied Up in Legislative Tax Bill
Two local cities are waiting to see what happens with the tax bill at the state legislature before they can move forward with plans to raise local taxes.
Children’s Museum Funding In Limbo At State Legislature
It's possible the children's museum being planned for downtown St. Cloud could still get some money from the state legislature during a special session.
School Start Time Bill Fails to Get Traction in 2019 Legislature
Students - and parents - hoping to be able to sleep in a little longer will have to wait.
Wet Spring Weather Continues in Central Minnesota
Heavy rain moved through the area Tuesday night. In St. Cloud we officially had .74 of an inch of rain up until midnight.
Demand is High for More Affordable Housing
The demand for affordable housing in central Minnesota continues to grow. Neil Fortier is the Executive Director of the Stearns County Housing and Redevelopment Authority. He says their waiting list for people who want to get into an affordable housing apartment is 2 1/2 years long.