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.
Sheriff: Missing Stearns County Family Has Been Found
The Stearns County Sheriff's Office says they have found a family who had been missing and evading authorities for several days.
Sheriff Looking for 4 Kids Traveling With Parents
Stearns County Sheriff's Office is looking for four children who may be in danger from their father.
Sheriff: Utility Workers Unearth Human Bones in Northern MN
Utility workers have found what authorities believe are human bones up in northern Minnesota.
Police: Alcohol, Speed Both Factors in Fatal Crash
The Orono police department says both alcohol and speed were factors in a crash that killed two people including Mack Motzko.
Minnesota Man Makes Feeding the Homeless A Personal Mission
When it comes to helping the homeless here in our community one St. Cloud man has taken matters into his own hands.
State Announces $100 Reward for COVID Vaccination
Minnesota is joining the Biden Administration’s initiative to provide $100 to all Minnesotans age 12 and older who roll up their sleeves and get their COVID-19 vaccine from Friday through August 15.
DNR Says Southeast St. Cloud Bear Has Been Put Down
A bear that had been hanging out in a southeast St. Cloud neighborhood has been put down by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.
Gov. to End Capacity Restrictions on May 28, Mask Mandate July 1
Governor Tim Walz Thursday announced a three-step timeline to end nearly all state COVID-19 restrictions by May 28, and end the statewide masking requirement once 70% of Minnesotans age 16 years and older get their vaccine, or by July 1.
Insider: Expect Governor to Announce Reopen Date this Week
We could know by the end of this week when the state is fully open again from COVID-19 restrictions.
What You Need to Know About the COVID Vaccine Expansion
We know more details about the planned expansion of COVID-19 vaccine distribution. Governor Tim Walz says that all Minnesotans 16 years old and older will be eligible to get the vaccine starting on Tuesday.