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.
Walz to Extend Peacetime Emergency
Here comes another so-called special session. Minnesota Governor Tim Walz has announced that he will convene a special session for the Minnesota Legislature on Monday.
State Begins Listing Schools With COVID Outbreaks
Minnesota has once again confirmed over 1,000 positive cases of COVID-19 in a day. The Minnesota Department of Health says they confirmed another 1,184 cases Thursday.
Authorities Release Name of Man Killed by Police
The Midwest Medical Examiner has identified the man who was shot and killed by police on Tuesday night in St. Cloud.
Update: Police Shoot, Kill Suspect in St. Cloud
A number of police cars from several St. Cloud area departments have blocked off an area near Division Street and 23rd in St. Cloud.
Fight Follows Murder Sentence In Ramsey County
A family fight following sentencing for murder at the Ramsey County Courthouse caused deputies to lock down the building before gunshots were fired outside nearby in a shooting believed to be related to the argument.
Brainerd Man Pleads Guilty to Killing Black Bear on Indian Land
A Brainerd man has pleaded guilty to killing a black bear on a Minnesota Indian Reservation.
Mayo Clinic Ambulance Involved in St. Cloud Crash
Six people were taken to the hospital after a car collided with a Mayo Clinic Ambulance in St. Cloud.
ATF Increases Reward for Couple On the Run
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is now offering an increased reward of up to $20,000 for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of a man and woman who are wanted in connection with several St. Paul business fires during the recent unrest in the Twin Cities.
Twin Cities Marathon Going Virtual in October
The Twin Cities Marathon will be run virtually this year instead of in-person. The organization Twin Cities in Motion announced Tuesday morning that all of their remaining events this year, including the 39th annual Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon Weekend, will not be held in person.
St. Cloud Has Relatively Calm Night After 2 Nights of Unrest
For the third night in a row, a large group of people gathered in south St. Cloud to protest Tuesday night. However, this time it stayed peaceful for much of the evening.
Stearns Co. Attorney Considering Charges For False Facebook Posts
The Stearns County Attorney says her office is considering possible charges against the people who initially spread the false information on social media that has sparked two nights of riots in south St. Cloud.
Police Use Tear Gas During Second Night of Protests
It was another night of unrest in south St. Cloud.
St. Cloud Police Officer Shot During Struggle With Teen
A St. Cloud police officer was shot in the hand while trying to arrest a suspect.
St. Cloud Man Killed in ATV Crash
The Kandiyohi County Sheriff's Office says a St. Cloud man has died in an ATV crash.