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.
First All-Girl BSA Troop Forms in Central Minnesota
The first all-girl Scout troop has been formed here in Central Minnesota. Avon-Albany Scouts, BSA Troop 32, was established last month. Several fifth-grade girls graduated from the Cub Scout Pack in Avon and began to form the troop.
Bill Introduced Allowing Sartell to Collect Food & Beverage Tax
Sartell is considering creating a food and beverage tax. State Representative Tim O'Driscoll of Sartell has introduced a bill in the House that would allow the city to impose a tax of up to 1.5 percent.
Weather Announcements for Thursday, March 14th, 2019
We have some weather announcements for Thursday, March 14th, 2019. If you have a weather related announcement, please call our cancelations line at (320) 257-7203 and leave a message.
Man Hurt in Crash East of Foley
A Foreston man was hurt in a crash near Foley. The Minnesota State Patrol says it happened at about 9:00 p.m. Wednesday on Highway 23, at 135th Avenue Northeast, just east of Foley.
State Patrol: Car Hydroplanes Causing Crash
Water on the highway caused a vehicle to go off the road. The Minnesota State Patrol says it happened at about 9:00 p.m. Wednesday on Highway 10 near Clear Lake.
Fire Destroys Barn Near Holdingford
A barn near Holdingford was destroyed in a fire early Wednesday morning. The Stearns County Sheriff's Office says they received multiple calls just after 4:00 a.m. for the fire on County Road 3 in Brockway Township, a few miles east of Holdingford.
SCSU At 150: Just 24 Presidents in School’s History
St. Cloud State University is celebrating its sesquicentennial this year. Once a month Archivist Tom Steman comes on the News @ Noon Show on WJON to talk about the long history of the school. Tuesday the topic was the school's presidents.
Sauk Rapids-Rice Announces New Round of Listening Sessions
Residents in the Sauk Rapids-Rice school district will have more chances to give their input on the future of the school district. "One Storm One Future" is the next process to engage district residents, which will include a series of listening sessions and a new website.
Heavy Rain on the Way for Much of Minnesota
The National Weather Service has issued a Flood Watch from Wednesday afternoon through Thursday.
St. Cloud City Attorney Resigning
The St. Cloud City Attorney has resigned. Mayor Dave Kleis told the city council during Monday night's meeting that Cynthia Kirchoff will be leaving her position later this month.