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.
Minnesota State Butterfly Added to Endangered List
The Minnesota State Butterfly is now listed as endangered because of its fast dwindling population in North America.
Shooting Inside Minnesota Movie Theater Tuesday Night
There was a shooting inside a Minnesota movie theater late Tuesday night.
Gov. Walz Announces Plan for Remaining Federal COVID Funds
Minnesota Governor Tim Walz has announced his plan to spend the remaining funds from the original federal American Rescue Plan funding.
$1M, $50K Powerball Tickets Sold in Minnesota
We had a pair of big winning Powerball tickets sold in Minnesota for Saturday night's drawing.
Man Killed by Fallen Tree During Strong Storms
A man died near Alexandria during Monday night's strong thunderstorms.
Who in Minnesota is Eligible to Claim COVID Bonus Checks?
House Democratic and Senate Republican leaders reached a deal on COVID bonuses for front line workers and on re-filling the Unemployment Insurance Fund to avoid business tax increases -- and it's expected a bill will be on the governor's desk later Friday and he'll sign it.
Postal Service Implementing New Mail Standards
Some changes are coming to your mail delivery service.
Another Semi Tips Over in Minnesota Due to Strong Winds
Another semi has been tipped over in the high wind.
8th Grader Becomes Fastest to 1,000 Points in MN Girls Basketball
An eighth-grader from Crosby-Ironton has made Minnesota girls basketball history by becoming the fastest player to reach the 1000-point milestone.
Supply Chain Issues Expected to Impact Christmas Shopping
Start your Christmas shopping now, that's the message heading into this holiday season.