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.
1 Dead, 1 Hospitalized After Shooting in Sauk Rapids
One man is dead and another is recovering from surgery after being shot in Sauk Rapids. Police Chief Perry Beise says they responded to a report of gunshots at about 2:45 a.m. Friday at 3466 Old Creek Place.
21 Athletes with Minnesota Ties Competing at Winter Olympics
U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar highlighted Minnesota athletes competing in the 2018 Winter Olympic Games in PyeongChang, South Korea. Klobuchar said that there are 21 members of Team USA that have ties to communities across Minnesota.
Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson Stopped in St. Cloud Sunday
Another celebrity sighting at the St. Cloud Regional Airport. He wasn't in town long, but Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson did stop long enough for a quick picture with members of the Waite Park police department.
Some ‘A’ List Celebrities Came Through St. Cloud Sunday
Some high priced jets from all over the country have been coming and going all weekend long at the St. Cloud Regional Airport. They're bringing passengers to Minnesota for the events surrounding the Super Bowl in downtown Minneapolis.
Stub Hub: Demand for Super Bowl Tickets at an All-Time High
With just a few days to go before the Super Bowl in Minneapolis, demand for tickets is higher than any other event ever. Stub Hub spokesman Cameron Papp says, even after our Vikings got eliminated, demand for tickets is strong.
Tom Brady Has Ties to Central Minnesota
The sting of the Vikings missing their chance to play in Super Bowl 52 can still be felt but some fans are now throwing their support behind the Patriots and Quarterback Tom Brady -- who has strong Minnesota ties.
Hockey Day Minnesota Draws Over 25,000 People
The Hockey Day Minnesota weekend in St. Cloud proved to be a very popular event. Spokesman Brian Schoenborn says the mild weather brought out some huge crowds.
St. Paul Winter Carnival Ready for 17 Days of Winter Fun
There's a lot of talk about the Super Bowl coming to Minneapolis, but across the river in St. Paul they are getting ready for a big celebration of their own. The 132nd annual St. Paul Winter Carnival starts this Thursday.
Watch Sunday’s Football from Lake George Hockey Day Village
After the hockey games have been played on Friday night and on Saturday, you can go back to the Hockey Day Minnesota site on Sunday to watch some football.
The Puck Stops Here: St. Cloud Ready for Hockey Day Minnesota
The rink has been built and organizers are putting the finishing touches together for Hockey Day Minnesota. The two-day event runs this Friday and Saturday at Lake George in downtown St. Cloud.