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.
Interstate 94 Closed in Maple Grove
A crash at the I-94 and 494 split in Maple Grove caused backups for several hours Thursday morning.
Motorcycle Driver Hurt in Crash in Big Lake
A motorcycle driver was hurt in a two-vehicle crash in Big Lake. The Minnesota State Patrol says it happened at about 11:00 p.m. Wednesday on County Road 17 at Highway 10.
Triathlons Being Held in Big Lake, Clearwater
Two triathlons planned for central Minnesota are moving forwards with their competitions. Active Central Minnesota is hosting the Graniteman Big Lake Tri this Saturday and the Graniteman Clearwater Tri on August 16th.
Paynesville Woman Hurt in Crash Near Alexandria
A Paynesville woman was hurt in a crash in Douglas County. The Minnesota State Patrol says it happened at about 2:30 p.m. Tuesday on Highway 29 south of Alexandria.
Cold Spring Man Hurt in Crash on Highway 23 in Pine Co.
A Cold Spring man was hurt in a crash up in Pine County. The Minnesota State Patrol says it happened just before 6:00 p.m. Tuesday on Highway 23.
Patrol: 2 Killed in Crash on Highway 10 Near St. Cloud
Two people were killed in a four-vehicle crash on Highway 10 in Sherburne County. The Minnesota State Patrol says it happened just before 5:00 p.m. Tuesday just south of St. Cloud.
Teen Driver Hurt in Pickup Rollover
A teenager was hurt in a rollover last Thursday. The Stearns County Sheriff's Office says it happened just after 10:00 a.m. on County Road 44 in Lynden Township about four miles east-northeast of Fairhaven.
New COVID-19 Cases Down, Hospitalizations Up
The number of new COVID-19 cases went down Monday while the number of people in the hospital and ICU with the virus went up.
Nearly An Inch of Rain in St. Cloud on Sunday
We got nearly an inch of rain here in St. Cloud Sunday. The National Weather Service says we officially had .91 at the St. Cloud Regional Airport.
Candidate Filing Period Opens Tuesday for Some Cities, Schools
If you've always wanted to get involved in local politics now is your chance if you live in certain communities. Cities and school districts that don't hold a primary election have their candidate filing period starting Tuesday and running through August 11th.