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.
Sauk Rapids Man Takes Top Prize at Brainerd Fishing Tournament
A Sauk Rapids man has won a new pickup thanks to his luck ice fishing.
Stearns County Looking for Volunteer Veterans for Treatment Court
Stearn's County's Veterans Treatment Court is looking for help. The program is in need of more veterans from the area who would like to serve as a volunteer mentor.
Redevelopment Plan Emerges for Gateway Motel Property
A plan has emerged to redevelop the Gateway Motel property in East St. Cloud.
New Wage Theft Law Causing Headaches for Minnesota Businesses
A new state law is causing headaches for the state's employers -- or at least the people who work in Human Resources. In May of last year, the state legislature passed the "Minnesota Wage Theft Prevention Act" to create additional protections for workers.
School Bus Safety the Topic of Expo in St. Cloud
Safely getting your kids to and from school every day is the job of our area school bus drivers. A wide range of issues on that topic will be covered this week during an expo here in town.
Cathedral Principal Resigns, Interim Hired
Cathedral schools have a new interim principal. The Catholic Community Schools Board has announced Kathy Crispo has been hired for the job and will begin on February 3rd.
REAL IDs: What You Need To Know
It's time to decide if you need to upgrade your driver's license to a REAL ID or an Enhanced driver's license.
Dense Fog Advisory Thursday Morning
Give yourself some extra time to get to work and school Thursday morning. The National Weather Service has issued a Dense Fog Advisory. It will be in effect until 9:00 a.m.
Sauk Rapids Police Chief Wants Body Cameras for His Department
Sauk Rapids could be the next local police department to start using body cameras. Police Chief Perry Beise says they are starting the process now and he's hoping to have them fully implemented by late spring.
Charity Challenge Raises Over $568,000
The numbers are in on this past holiday season's Charity Challenge. The Norman C. Skalicky Foundation and the Central Minnesota Community Foundation announced they raised over $568,000.