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.
Cooler, Snowy Weather Heading Our Way
We'll see on and off rain Thursday, with more widespread rain coming Thursday afternoon and evening along a strong cold front that will sweep across the area.
Holly Ball Tickets On sale Now
Tickets are on sale now for this year's Holly Ball. This year's event is the 45th annual. Co-Chair Lily Tenvoorde says the theme has a Titanic-era feel.
UPDATE: Names Released in Fatal Todd County Crash
There was a deadly crash up in Todd County Tuesday. The Minnesota State Patrol says it happened just after 10:30 a.m. at the intersection of Highway 210 and Highway 71 near Hewitt.
Supreme Court Opens New Session Hearing Gay Rights Cases
This promises to be an interesting session of the United States Supreme Court. The session just began on Monday and already Tuesday they heard arguments on three gay rights cases.
Snow, Cold Temps Still On Track for Later This Week
A major winter storm is expected to impact the Dakotas starting Wednesday night.
Two Hurt in Three Vehicle Crash Near Richmond
Two people from Eden Valley were hurt in a crash near Richmond. The Minnesota State Patrol says it happened at about 4:15 p.m. Tuesday on Highway 23 and County Road 43.
Task Force Arrests Woman for Alleged Meth Sales
A Morrison County woman has been arrested after allegedly selling methamphetamine to undercover officers. The Central Minnesota Violent Offender Task Force conducted a search warrant at a home in the 8000 block of Highway 25 South in Pierz Tuesday.
Mild Weather Then Much Colder Temps on the Way
Temperatures will be in the upper 60s to mid 70s for highs Tuesday and Wednesday, then crash into the 30s and 40s by the weekend as a powerful storm arrives.
Plan to Renovate Old Tech Into New City Hall Moves Forward
The vision of turning the old Tech High School into the new City Hall has taken a step forward.
Input Session in St. Cloud on Name for Historic Fort Snelling
Should the name of Historic Fort Snelling be changed? The Minnesota Historical Society is asking that question and gathering input at a series of meetings around the state.