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.
Pay Increase, New Benefits for Personal Care Assistant Workers
Personal care assistant (PCA) workers in Minnesota will see higher wages and other new benefits this month. The statewide minimum wage for PCAs rises from $13.25 to $14.40 per hour effective Oct. 1, then increases again to $15.25 on July 1, 2022.
Sheriff: Body Found Along Rural Stearns County Road
The Stearns County Sheriff's Office is investigating after a body was found along the side of a rural road.
Powerball Jackpot Rising Due to Ticket-Buying Surge
An even larger Powerball jackpot is in play for Saturday night.
Self-Described Member of “Boogaloo Bois” Pleads Guilty to Riot
A Texas man pleaded guilty today to a federal riot charge in connection to the 2020 civil unrest.
St. Cloud Police Arrest Suspect After Assault on Sept. 18th
St. Cloud police have arrested a 20-year-old man in connection to an assault that happened in the early morning hours on September 18th.
Powerball Jackpot Grows for Wednesday’s Drawing
The Powerball jackpot keeps growing.
State Patrol: Man Dies After Car Hits Pole, Splits in Half
A man died after the car he was driving at a high rate of speed hit a traffic light and split in half.
Powerball Jackpot Climbs to $545 Million
No one won the jackpot in Saturday night's Powerball drawing.
Man Sentenced to 19 Years in Prison for Fentanyl Trafficking
A Minneapolis man was sentenced to 19 years in prison followed by 10 years of supervised release for trafficking thousands of fentanyl-laced pills.
Powerball Jackpot Grows to $490 Million
The Powerball drawing is getting close to a half-billion dollars.