I'm a 1996 graduate of St. Cloud State University, and have been with WJON for over 19 years as a news reporter and anchor. I am also the co-host of a sports talk show called Granite City Sports on AM 1390 KXSS. While news is my business, sports are my love. I am a big fan of the Vikings, Twins, Gopher's basketball, the Wolves, Wild and St. Cloud State Hockey. My favorite pastimes include snowmobiling, golfing and sand volleyball.
Kleis: Lodging Tax and Food and Beverage Tax Vote Should Wait
Plans to put a lodging tax and food and beverage tax referendum before St. Cloud voters this November will likely be put on hold.
Showers and Thunderstorms Developing Today
Thunderstorm development is expected this afternoon & evening into central/eastern Minnesota & west-central Wisconsin.
Lieser to Step Down as Apollo Golf Coach
St. Cloud Apollo's first and only boys golf coach is stepping down after the season. John Lieser has served as the Eagles Varsity Golf Coach for 49 years, but he says it's time for someone else to take the reigns of the program.
Another Round of Snow Could Bring a Half-Foot or More
More snow is on the way for the weekend, with moderate to heavy snow moving through Saturday afternoon and night.
Weather Announcements for Friday, February 23, 2018
We have some weather related announcements for Friday, February 23rd, 2018.
Winter Weather Advisory Means More Snow on the Way
Our active weather pattern looks to continue with accumulating snowfall expected Thursday afternoon into Friday morning and again Saturday afternoon into Sunday.
Winter Weather Advisory Issued For Central MN
A long duration winter weather event will continue today through Tuesday.
Free Shuttle Offered for Hockey Day Minnesota
If you're attending the Hockey Day Minnesota events in St. Cloud this weekend, you'll be able to catch a free shuttle to and from Lake George and the Herb Brooks National Hockey Center.
Minnesota Hockey Coaches Association Wants Longer Season
The high school hockey season would be two weeks longer with the potential of two additional games if the Minnesota Hockey Coaches Association has its way. Concerns over players leaving high school programs to play junior level hockey and the need for more development time has prompted the move.
Assistant Coach Al Newman to Manage Rox in 2018
St. Cloud Rox Assistant Coach Al Newman will take over as Field Manager for the 2018 season. Current Field Manager Augie Rodriguez has been named Director of Baseball Operations and Coach for the upcoming season. He's taking a break as Field Manager to start a family with his wife Rachel.