I got my start in broadcasting at my local high school, broadcasting basketball games for the local cable station. From there, my passion grew. Sports have always played a big role in my life and being able to broadcast local high school sports has been a great joy for me. I am frequently reminded of how many talented student-athletes we have in southeast Minnesota. When not touring to several gyms and fields across southeast Minnesota for 103.1 KFIL and FUN 104, I write and broadcast local news for News-Talk 1340 KROC-AM and 96.9 FM. I grew up and currently live in Stewartville with my wife, our daughter, and our dog. I love the Twins, Vikings, Wild, Wolves, and Gophers and don't regret one minute of the heartbreaks it causes me. If you ever see me out and about, stop and say hi!
KFIL’s Luke Lonien Says ‘Thank You’ As He Departs
KFIL Sports Director Luke Lonien says 'Thank you' to Southeast Minnesota as he departs.
Minnesota Gopher Running Back Is Semifinalist For Comeback Player of the Year
Mohamed Ibrahim has had quite a career at the University of Minnesota. Now he is looking to add another accolade to stamp on his career.
Two Southeast Minnesota Athletes Named Finalist for Mr. Football Award
The Minnesota Football Coaches Association announced today the ten finalists for the 2022 Mr. Football award, and two of the finalist are from southeast Minnesota.
One Person Killed, Two Others Injured in Southwest Minnesota Crash
The crash occurred around 6:00 p.m. Sunday.
Two Teenagers Killed in Single-Vehicle Wreck in Northeast Minnesota
The crash occurred around 1:15 a.m. Saturday morning.
Police Standoff With Armed Suspect in Prior Lake Ends Peacefully
A standoff in Prior Lake with an armed suspect ended peacefully and the suspect is in police custody.
One Injured in Thursday Morning Crash Near Blooming Prairie
One person was injured in a single-vehicle crash in Steele County Thursday morning
KFIL State Football Broadcast Schedule
The Prep Bowl is next week and will have the Class AA and 9-Man Championship games on 103.1 KFIL! Check out the full details here:
Minnesota Woman Indicted For Multi-Million Dollar Fraud Scheme
She is charged with seven counts of wire fraud.
Enjoy This Unique Minnesota Cabin That Sits Just Inches Off The Lake
This amazing cabin sits just inches off the lake and includes a traditional Finnish sauna!