I’m not exactly a St. Cloud native, but I might as well be. After growing up in Coon Rapids, MN, my family moved to St. Augusta where I attended South Jr. High and Tech High School. In 2016 I graduated from Augsburg College in Minneapolis with one degree in creative writing and another in film production. I also studied and minored in Spanish. I've been a part of the WJON news team since Oct. 2018 and my main beats are St. Cloud Area School District 742, non-profits, community and weekend events, and the city of Rockville. When I'm not working I enjoy reading, writing, listening to and making music, watching movies, and spending time with my family and our dogs.
2021 Dexter R. Stanton Art and Essay Contest Accepting Entries
An annual St. Cloud essay and art contest is open for submissions.
Johnnies Advance in NCAA Tournament, Vikes Suit Up for Packers
The Gopher men's hockey team, Gopher football team, SCSU women's basketball team, Granite City Lumberjacks, NDSU Bison football team, SJU football team, and Minnesota Timberwolves all checked one in the win column on Saturday, but the Gopher women's basketball team, SCSU men's hockey team, SCSU men's basketball team, St. Cloud Norsemen, St. Cloud adapted soccer team, and Minnesota Wild all came up short. Meanwhile, the Minnesota Vikings return home to U.S. Bank Stadium to host the NFC North-leading Green Bay Packers Sunday.
Minnesota Businesses Highlighted at Annual Expo [PHOTOS]
Central Minnesota shoppers crammed into the River’s Edge Convention Center for the return of an annual St. Cloud expo on Saturday.
Lumberjacks Earn 13th Straight Win, Huskies Drop Season Opener
The Granite City Lumberjacks and Gopher men's basketball teams both earned solid wins on Friday night. The Gopher men's hockey, St. Cloud State women's basketball, and SCSU men's hockey teams all struck out, and the St. Cloud adapted Soccer CI team came up just short in the opening round of the state tournament. Meanwhile, the Gopher, Bison, and Johnnie football teams, Gopher women's basketball, SCSU men's basketball, St. Cloud Norsemen, Minnesota Timberwolves, and Minnesota Wild will suit up on Saturday.
District Not Renewing St. Cloud Soccer Coach’s Contract
The Apollo varsity boys’ soccer team will have a new coach next season.
Sheriff’s Office Holding First-Ever Holiday Greeting Card Contest
The Stearns County Sheriff’s Office is looking for help designing their 2021 holiday greeting cards.
Area School Districts Announce 2021 Winter Weather Response Plans
As winter approaches, local school districts are announcing their weather guidelines and procedures.
Justin Ploof Dedicates New Song to Vietnam Veterans [LISTEN]
A St. Cloud musician released a new song last week in honor of Veteran’s Day.
Hagen Help Center New Location Open in St. Cloud [PHOTOS]
A longtime St. Cloud organization has moved into a permanent home.
Zonta Christmas House Shop Hop Returning to Central Minnesota
A central Minnesota organization is raising money to empower women and girls, while also spreading holiday cheer and supporting locally owned businesses.