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.
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.
Minnesota State Fair Announces 27 New Foods [GALLERY]
The Minnesota State Fair announces 27 official new foods and five new food vendors are being added to the expansive menu already offered at the Great Minnesota Get-Together.
New Concert Series Announced for Downtown St. Cloud
A new concert series is coming to downtown St. Cloud. "5th Ave. Live" will be held once a month starting in July.
High Winds Snap Trees in Central Minnesota on Monday
Some high winds did some damage in central Minnesota Monday afternoon. The National Weather Service issued a High Wind Warning for parts of our listening area late Monday afternoon into the early evening.
‘Summertime By George’ Starts 8th Season Wednesday Night
Twelve weeks of music, food, and fun starts Wednesday with the 8th season of Summertime By George in St. Cloud.
Waite Park Amphitheater to Draw 15-20 National Acts Annually
After three years of talking and planning, work on the Waite Park amphitheater is finally ready to begin. The city is transforming an old quarry that was primarily owned by Martin Marrieta into an entertainment site.