I am the host of the WJON Morning News Watch, 5-10 weekday mornings. The listeners and I have healthy, fun and never negative conversations on WJON's 2-Cent Tuesday and What Up Wednesday. If you haven't checked it out, please do and find out how uplifting the shows can be. My wife and I reside in St. Cloud and have since 1998. We raised our 2 boys and little dog to be productive members of society.
Minnesota Among the Most Energy Efficient States
Minnesota ranks 4th in the United States for energy efficiency according to a recent study done by Wallethub.com. Utah is the most energy efficient followed by New York, Massachusetts, Minnesota and Rhode Island.
St. Cloud State Homecoming Focusing on Hockey
St. Cloud State is hosting their first homecoming week without football. The week long celebration his happening this week. The focus now and going forward is on hockey. SCSU Athletic Director Heather Weems and Associate Vice President for Strategic Communications Kathryn Kloby joined me on WJON …
Joseph Kicks Vikings to Victory over Lions [GALLERY]
The Vikings posted a 19-17 win over the Detroit Lions Sunday to improve to 2-3. Greg Joseph made a 54-yard field goal as time expired to win the game for Minnesota.
Central Minnesota Has a Split Duck Hunting Season, But Why?
The Duck hunting season in the Central Zone which St. Cloud and Central Minnesota is a part of has a split duck hunting season. The first portion was from September 25 - October 3. The 2nd portion goes from October 9 - November 28. Glen Schmitt from Outdoor News joined me on WJON this week.
CentraCare Has Lost a Significant Amount of Employees Due to COVID
CentraCare has more than 1,300 openings. CentraCare Spokesman Dr. George Morris joined me on WJON. He says they have lost a significant amount of employees over the last year plus due to COVID. Morris says this started in January because COVID has "been so hard, the hours have been long and …
Sauk Rapids-Rice Looks to Stay Unbeaten Tonight; HS Schedule
The Sauk Rapids-Rice football team is 5-0 and ranked #9 in the State in Class 5A. They host St. Francis tonight at 7 p.m. for Homecoming. The Storm is coming off a 21-6 win over Bemidji last week.
Fall Colors Peaking in Central Minnesota
Central Minnesota is experiencing peak fall colors. Explore Minnesota's Alyssa Hayes joined me on WJON today. She says Central Minnesota is at peak now and will likely stay there for another 2 weeks or so. Hayes says northwest and northeast Minnesota are past peak.
Is it Just Me or Does it Seem Like the Wild West on St. Cloud Roads?
Most of us spend a significant time on the roads in St. Cloud. What is your experience? St. Cloud Assistant Police Chief Jeff Oxton joined me on WJON. He says during the shutdown portion of the pandemic they saw a great decrease in traffic and didn't see a larger than normal amount of people…
COVID Affects St. Cloud Police Protocols But Not Service
St. Cloud Police has adjusted over the past year and a half due to COVID-19. St. Cloud Assistant Police Chief Jeff Oxton joined me on WJON. He says adjustments they've made include less person to person contact, when possible, and when they are called to a home asking to have conversations ou…
The Amount of Beers it takes for Minnesotans to Feel Tipsy
Have you ever wondered how many beers it takes to make you feel a bit tipsy? Upgradedpoints.com in a recent survey identified in each state how many beers it takes before someone feels a tipsy. The survey revealed the national average is 3.49 beers with Minnesota under the national average at 3.24…