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’s Cold Weather Rule Starts on October 1st
Minnesota’s Cold Weather Rule goes into effect next month.
Sun Country Brings Back In-Flight Service with Minnesota Brands
Sun Country Airlines is bringing back in-flight service with a lot of Minnesota flare.
Sheriff: Missing Stearns County Family Has Been Found
The Stearns County Sheriff's Office says they have found a family who had been missing and evading authorities for several days.
DNR Confirms New State Record Northern Pike, Tie for Muskie
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources certified the state catch-and-release record northern pike, a 46 1/4 inch fish caught June 19 on Basswood Lake by 15-year-old Brecken Kobylecky from Geneva, Illinois.
More Than 3,000 Fairgoers Vaccinated at MN State Fair
More than 3,000 Fairgoers were vaccinated at the COVID-19 Community Vaccination Clinic at the Minnesota State Fair.
Gas Prices in Minnesota Fell Slightly in Past Week
Gas prices in Minnesota fell a penny per gallon in the past week averaging $3.02 a gallon. That is 91.5 cents higher than a year ago.
Fall Color Outlook: More Muted Hues, Shorter Window
Meteorological fall begins Wednesday and it's not just wishful thinking after a long, hot summer... a majority of Minnesota is already starting to see signs of Autumn!
Walgreens Latest Company to Raise Minimum Wage to $15
Walgreens will increase the starting hourly wage for all employees to $15.00 an hour, taking effect in phases beginning in October of this year and are expected to be fully implemented by November 1, 2022.
MN National Guard: Soldiers Back in Kuwait from Afghanistan
The Minnesota National Guard has released its first official statement since several hundred of its soldiers completed its mission in Afghanistan.
Faribault Man Sentenced to Prison for Illegal Possession of Guns
A Faribault man was sentenced Monday to over six years in prison followed by two years of supervised release for possessing a firearm as a felon.