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.
Rotary Club Cancels Summertime By George for 4th of July
The St. Cloud Rotary Club has decided to cancel the Summertime By George concert for Wednesday.
Xcel Energy Reporting Reporting Power Outages in St. Cloud
Several hundred Xcel Energy customers in south St. Cloud are without power Tuesday morning. Xcel says about 1,000 of their St. Cloud customers do not have electricity.
Benton County Farm Using Horses to Help People Heal
A family farm in Benton County has opened up their place to help you heal. The "Healing Hooves Family Farm" near Oak Park has been up and running since last year.
‘Summertime By George’ has Adjusted Schedule this Week
If you are planning on going down to Summertime By George Wednesday remember it is at a slightly different time this week.
Excessive Heat Warning on Friday
We will be under an Excessive Heat Warning on Friday. The National Weather Service says it will be in effect from 11:00 a.m. until 10:00 p.m.
Mayor: Sale of Costco Site to be Finalized In July
It has been several months now since the work was done to clear the trees on the site of the future Costco store. So where is that project at right now? St. Cloud Mayor Dave Kleis says they are planning to close on the sale of the land in a few weeks.
Comic Con Will Take Over the St. Cloud Public Library
The St. Cloud Public Library is about to be transformed into a nerd's paradise. The first St. Cloud Comic Con is this Saturday.
Absentee Voting Starts Friday, 2nd Location Added in Stearns Co.
Stearns County has two locations for absentee voting, at the License Center West in Waite Park and also at the Auditor-Treasurer's office in the Administration Building in downtown St. Cloud.
Historic DB Searles Building Is For Sale
The DB Searles building on 5th Avenue in downtown St. Cloud is on the market. Kate Hanson with Granite City Real Estate says the property was listed late last week for $650,000.
Granite City Days Has 4 Days of Family Fun
The annual St. Cloud city celebration known as "Granite City Days" starts Thursday. The Lemonade Art Fair will be at St. Cloud State University from 11:00 a.m. until 8:30 p.m., with the opening ceremonies at 7:00 p.m.