Jay Caldwell is the host of the WJON Morning News Watch, 5-10 weekday mornings. The program focuses on interaction with listeners both on air and online about what concerns them in Central Minnesota. Jay and his wife reside in St. Cloud and have since 1998. They raised their 2 boys who are now off to college starting their own adventures. Please tune in to the Morning News Watch for the latest news, sports, weather, entertainment and so much more.
Defensive Coordinator Options for the Vikings
The Vikings' season ended Sunday with a 31-24 loss at home to the New York Giants in the wildcard round of the playoffs. The Giants moved the ball at will against the Minnesota defense but that isn't unusual because the Vikings have the 31st ranked defense out of 32 teams in the NFL.
Trencher Stolen in Sherburne County, Car Stolen in St. Cloud
The Sherburne County Sheriff's Department is reporting a theft of an 8X8 light trailer and a Ditch Witch brand trencher. This was taken from Clear Lake in December. Alicia Mages from Tri-County Crimestoppers joined me on WJON.
State Portion of US Bank Stadium Could Be Paid Off This Year
U.S. Bank Stadium opened in 2016 in downtown Minneapolis where the Metrodome once sat. The state's portion of the building was funded in part by e-pull tabs. State Representative Tim O'Driscoll played a role in pushing and successfully passing the state's funding for the building.
Gophers Beat Syracuse to Win Pinstripe Bowl
The Gopher football team defeated Syracuse 28-20 in the Bad Boys Mower Pinstripe Bowl at Yankee Stadium in New York Thursday. Tanner Morgan replaced an injured Athan Kaliakmanis to throw for a pair of touchdowns.
RSV, COVID or Flu…Which is the Most Dangerous?
St. Cloud Hospital and hospitals throughout the country are experiencing a triple threat of respiratory illnesses which includes, flu, COVID-19 and RSV. Doctor George Morris is the Physician/Vice-President for Performance Excellence at CentraCare. He joined me on WJON.
How the Vikings Can Clinch a Playoff Spot After Sunday’s Win
The Vikings improved to 10-2 Sunday with a 27-22 win over the New York Jets. Dalvin Cook and Alexander Mattison each ran for touchdowns in the first half leading the Vikings to a 20-6 halftime lead.
Chatfield Edges Eden Valley-Watkins in State Semifinals
Eden Valley-Watkins lost a back and forth game Friday 27-12 in the Class AA State Tournament semifinals at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis. The Eagles trailed 12-6 at halftime but tied the game at 12 in the 3rd quarter.
Deer Hunting Numbers Down Compared to Last Year
The firearms deer hunting season started last Saturday. According to the Minnesota DNR deer harvested numbers are down 23% compared to opening weekend last year. Glen Schmitt from Outdoor News joined me on WJON.
Vikings Improve to 5-1 With Win Over Dolphins
The Vikings improved to 5-1 after posting a 24-16 win over the Miami Dolphins in Miami Sunday. Minnesota led 10-3 at halftime and held them off in the 2nd half. The Vikings defense forced a pair of Dolphins interceptions and recovered a fumble.
Are Minnesota Grandkids Spoiled? Where Does Minnesota Rank?
Grandparents often spoil their grandchildren and you could argue that is their job. Coventry Direct launched a survey ranking states on how grandparents spoil their grandkids.
Minnesota Vikings 2022 Draft Picks (Gallery)
The Vikings selected 10 players in the 2022 NFL draft starting with safety Lewis Cine from Georgia with the 32nd overall pick in the 1st round.
Clearwater Couples’ Horse Finishes 3rd at Kentucky Derby
Zandon, owned by Clearwater couple Jeff Drown and Jill Vouk-Drown, finished 3rd at the Kentucky Derby. Rich Strike won the Kentucky Derby with Epicenter finishing 2nd. Zandon began the week as the odds on favorite at 3 to 1 but dropped to 6 to 1 odds just prior to race time. Epicenter was...
Expert Has Suggestions on How to Prevent School Shootings in MN
School shootings have become way to common in the United States and that includes the one that happened recently in Richfield, Minnesota. Former Police Captain Doug Parisi joined me on WJON today.
Who is the next Viking head coach, Kevin O’Connell?
The Vikings are reportedly set to hire L.A. Rams offensive coordinator Kevin O'Connell. This cannot become official until after the Super Bowl on February 13th. O'Connell is 36 years old, has been the Rams offensive coordinator since 2020.