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.
Xcel Energy Wants You to Turn Your Thermostat Down
Xcel Energy wants you to turn your thermostat down Wednesday morning.
This Week’s Temps Will Compare to Cold Stretch in 1994
Brace yourself for some bone-numbing cold weather. Highs are forecasted to be in the teens below zero both Tuesday and Wednesday with lows around 30 below.
Weather Announcements for Monday, January 28th, 2019
We have some weather related announcements for Monday, January 28th, 2019. If you have a weather related announcement, call our cancellations line at (320) 257-7191 and leave a message.
Four Area Teachers Candidates for Minnesota Teacher of the Year
Four local teachers are among this year's candidates for Minnesota's Teacher of the year.
Sheriff: Jayme Closs Has Been Found Alive
On Thursday evening the Barron County Sheriff’s Department was notified by the Douglas County, Wisconsin Sheriff’s Department that they had located Jayme Closs alive.
Ice Castles In Excelsior Will Open Saturday
The Ice Castles will open on Saturday down in Excelsior. The popular winter experience has become a Minnesota tradition.
Baby Boom at St. Cloud Birthing Center Not Slowing Down
Last year was a big year of new babies for the staff at the Family Birthing Center at St. Cloud Hospital, and there doesn't seem to be slowdown here in 2019.
Minnesota Millionaire Raffle Tickets Sold in Northern Minnesota
Minnesota's two newest millionaires are both likely from far northern Minnesota.
St. Cloud Christmas Tree Pickup Next Two Mondays
St. Cloud city crews will be picking up Christmas trees the next two Mondays.
City Ordinance Requires You to Get Out There and Shovel
With this being our first major snowfall of the season, a reminder that you are required to shovel your sidewalk.