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.
Fire Destroys Buildings in Downtown Alexandria
Firefighters from several departments were called Tuesday morning to a fire believed to have originated in or near the Raapers Eatery and Ale building in Alexandria.
Person Airlifted After Head On Crash With School Bus
One person was airlifted to St. Cloud Hospital after their car crashed head-on into a school bus.
Albany Man Dies In Farm Accident
An Albany man has died in a farm accident. The Stearns County Sheriff's Office says they received a call at about 10:15 a.m. Tuesday about a missing man on a farm in St. Martin Township.
Meeker County Sheriff: Body Found In Kingston Township
The Meeker County Sheriff's Office is investigating after a body was found in Kingston Township. They received a call of a body found along the road in the 74500 block of 309th Street at about 8:00 a.m. Sunday.
State Announces Slight Minimum Wage Increase for 2020
Workers making minimum wage will be getting a slight pay increase in the new year. The Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry says the state's minimum wage rates will be adjusted for inflation on January 1st.
Electrolux Workers Prepare for Last Day, Future of Site Uncertain
Hundreds of Electrolux workers in St. Cloud will be punching their time cards for the last time Friday. It is the last day of production for the freezer maker.
It Snowed Up in Northern Minnesota This Morning
Some folks up in northern Minnesota woke up to snow early Thursday morning.
Police: Item Falls Off Passing Truck, Hits Woman’s Car
A scary moment for a woman in Brooten on Friday morning. The Belgrade police department says while a woman was on her way to work at 6:45.
Woman Dies in Pine County House Fire
A woman has died in a house fire in Pine County. The Sheriff's Office says dispatch got a report of a fire on Highway 23 near Brook Park just before 8:00 p.m. Tuesday. The caller was the homeowner who said his house was on fire.
NWS Confirms 1 Tornado Touchdown from Labor Day Storm
A strong line of thunderstorms moved southeast across west-central Minnesota, the Twin Cities metro, and west-central Wisconsin on Monday night.
Sheriff: Dynamite Found in Litchfield Area Garage
Some dynamite was found and disposed of at a home in Meeker County. The Sheriff's Office says they were called to the home along Highway 12 north of Litchfield at 4:00 p.m. Monday.
Fire Causes Extensive Damage At St. Cloud Catholic School
Damage assessment continues Friday after a fire broke out at a St. Cloud Catholic school. The fire was reported at about 5:40 a.m. Thursday at 1615 11th Avenue South at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton.
Xcel Energy Says Sherco Plant 3 to Close by 2030
Xcel Energy says they'll be closing Sherco Plant 3 in Becker in 2030. The company's announcement Monday includes the retirement of its last two coal plants in the Upper Midwest a decade earlier than scheduled.