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.
COVID Vaccines Open to All Minnesotans Over 16 Starting Tues.
Minnesota Governor Tim Walz will announce on Friday that All Minnesotans 16 and older will be able to sign-up for a COVID-19 vaccination beginning on Tuesday.
Insider: Walz to Close Restaurants, Gyms for Four Weeks
Minnesota Governor Tim Walz will announce a new round of COVID-19 restrictions Wednesday at 6:00 p.m.
MN Tourism Sees More Minnesotans, Fewer from Other States
Minnesotans stuck closer to home this summer. That's according to the results of a just-released survey from Explore Minnesota. Nearly half of the respondents in the state's tourism industry say that a larger than normal share of their guests were Minnesota residents.
Closed for 3 Years, Historic Stillwater Lift Bridge Now Open
This summer you can do something in Stillwater that you haven't been able to do in three years, cross the historic lift bridge.
Attorney General Files Lawsuit Against 6 Central Minnesota Bars
Minnesota's Attorney General has filed a lawsuit Sunday night against a chain of six bars and restaurants in central Minnesota that have vowed to reopen Monday or in the coming days in violation of the Governor's Stay Safe Minnesota Executive Order.
7 Midwest Governors Announce Partnership to Reopen Economy
The Governors of seven Midwestern states -- including Tim Walz of Minnesota -- have announced a partnership to reopen the regional economy.
$1,000 Grants Available for Veterans Impacted by COVID-19
Veterans in Minnesota impacted by COVID-19 can apply for a one time grant. A total of $6.2 million was included in the coronavirus relief package recently passed by the State Legislature and signed by the Governor.
Walz Expecting Announcement on ‘Stay At Home’ Extension Soon
Minnesota Governor Tim Walz's Stay At Home order is scheduled to expire at the end of this week, however, it's likely going to be extended.
Target to Limit Number of Customers in Stores
Target is going to start limiting the number of customers in their stores. Starting Saturday they will monitor and limit the total number of people inside based on the store's square footage.
Governor Walz Issues Several New Executive Orders
Speaking for the first time since going into a self-quarantine, Minnesota Governor Tim Walz says it is estimated between 40 percent and 80 percent of Minnesotans will become infected with the COVID-19 virus.