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.
St. Cloud Target Stores, Others Closing Early
Some St. Cloud area businesses are closing their doors early Friday afternoon. The St. Cloud Target stores are closed following the lead of several Target stores in the Twin Cities area that closed Thursday.
Unified Command Control Hoping to Stop Twin Cities Violence
Minnesota Governor Tim Walz and several of the state's law enforcement leaders held a news conference Friday morning to address the violence and protests that have been happening in the Twin Cities.
Warm Weather Next Week for Return of Outdoor Dining
It looks like it will be warm next week as bars and restaurants are allowed to once again offer sit down dining on their patios and sidewalks outside their businesses.
Nearly 500 National Guard Soldiers Deployed in Twin Cities [PHOTOS]
The Minnesota National Guard says nearly 500 soldiers and airmen from across the state have been activated in the Twin Cities.
Governor Walz to Hold News Conference Addressing Protests, Violence
Minnesota Governor Tim Walz will be holding a news conference Friday morning. He will be addressing the state's response to the protests and public safety concerns that have been happening in the Twin Cities.
Protest Turns Violent in St. Paul on Thursday [PHOTOS]
A third day of violence in the Twin Cities on Thursday with protestors this time moving into St. Paul.
Target Temporarily Closes Stores in the Twin Cities
The Target Corporation has announced they have temporarily closed 24 of its stores in the Twin Cities Metro Area.
Governor Walz Activates National Guard in Minneapolis
Governor Tim Walz is activating the Minnesota National Guard to help protect residents' safety and maintain peace in the wake of George Floyd’s death.
Grand Casino Announces Reopening Date
Grand Casino has announced an opening date for both of their locations.
COVID-19 Related Deaths Hit New Daily High in Minnesota
There was a record number of COVID-19 related deaths in Minnesota Wednesday. The Minnesota Department of Health says 35 people died, including a person in their 80s in Benton County.