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.
DEED Implementing New System for Unemployment Applications
The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development continues to process a lot of unemployment insurance applications.
State Continues to Evaluate Sites for Temporary Hospitals
The state is continuing to evaluate locations around Minnesota that could be used as makeshift hospitals if need be.
Leaders: We’re Not Ready for Spike in COVID-19 Hospitalizations
As Minnesota leaders continue to prepare for a surge in COVID-19 cases that will require hospitalizations they're worried that we won't have enough medical equipment on hand.
Update: 300 ECE Customers Still Without Power
Some residents in central Minnesota are on their second day now with no power. East Central Energy says they still have about 300 members without electricity.
1 More Death, 73 Additional Cases of COVID-19 in Minnesota
Minnesota has 73 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 and one more death due to coronavirus related complications.
Construction Workers Considered Essential During ‘Stay At Home’
Construction work can continue as we go through Governor Tim Walz's "Stay At Home" order.
United Way’s COVID-19 Relief Fund Helping Central Minnesotans
If you're looking for a way to help our fellow central Minnesotans during the COVID-19 pandemic, the United Way of Central Minnesota has established a relief fund.
3 Hurt in Crash at Monticello Intersection
Three people were hurt in a crash in Monticello. The Minnesota State Patrol says it happened at about 5:45 p.m. Sunday at the intersection of Highway 25 and Chelsea Road.
Edina Bans ‘Group Play’ As Residents Continue to Gather
The city of Edina is banning 'group play' in an effort to get its resident to comply with Governor Tim Walz's 'Stay At Home" order.
St. Joseph Woman Says Half of Tour Group Has COVID-19, 2 Died
A St. Joseph woman is sharing her story of a birthday present to herself and how it turned into a lot of fear and anxiety over the coronavirus.