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.
‘Stick build’, Tulip Bloom Coming to MN Landscape Arboretum
If you're anxious for spring to arrive in full bloom the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum is a good place to be. Spokeswoman Susie Hopper says one of their highlights is the annual tulip bloom.
Sauk River Remains Under Flood Warning
The Sauk River remains under a flood warning. Stearns County Emergency Management Director Erin Hausauer says the river rose to minor flood level of six feet over the weekend.
Police: 17-Year-Old Involved in Hit-And-Run with School Bus
A 17-year-old St. Cloud resident is accused of hitting a school bus and then driving off. St. Cloud police say it happened at about 3:45 p.m. Friday at the intersection of 22nd Street South and Shannon Drive.
Staff, Students Will Try to Outwit, Outlast, Outplay Each Other
Staff and students at Sauk Rapids-Rice will be sleeping at the high school next week. Fourteen contestants are competing in the 2nd annual "Sauk Rapids-Rice Survivor Week".
Sartell-St. Stephen Changing Grade Structure for Elementaries
As construction continues on the brand new Sartell-St. Stephen high school, big changes are coming for the students at all grade levels in the district.
Coming Soon: Midtown Bar and Grill
A new bar and restaurant is opening soon in the Midtown Square Mall. Craig Weaver recently bought the former Tuscan Center and is reopening it as "Midtown Bar and Grill".
St. Cloud Lawmakers Want Bonding Money for Skate Parks
Cities and towns across Minnesota could apply for grant money for a skate park under a bill introduced by two St. Cloud lawmakers.
Classic Country Music Concert to Help Fight Domestic Violence
Hands Of Hope Resource Center is a non-profit organization that has been helping residents of Morrison and Todd counties for several years. And, now you can help them, they are holding a benefit concert this Saturday.
Local Legends Being Inducted into Basketball Hall Of Fame
Three local people will be inducted into the 2nd annual "Minnesota High School Basketball Hall of Fame" next week.
Becker City Council Hears Tax Abatement Request for Google
Touting the overall economic impact on the region, supporters of the Google Data Center project spoke to the Becker city Council Tuesday night. The council held a public hearing on Google's request for a 20-year tax abatement on the property.