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.
Wind Advisory Wednesday Afternoon, Evening
The National Weather Service has issued a Wind Advisory which will be in effect from 1:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. Wednesday.
State Begins Listing Schools With COVID Outbreaks
Minnesota has once again confirmed over 1,000 positive cases of COVID-19 in a day. The Minnesota Department of Health says they confirmed another 1,184 cases Thursday.
MDH: Nearly 1,200 New COVID Cases in Minnesota
Minnesota is reporting 1,191 new positive cases of COVID-19. The Minnesota Department of Health says 39 of those cases are in Stearns County, 12 are in Sherburne County, and six are in Benton County.
Brainerd Man Pleads Guilty to Killing Black Bear on Indian Land
A Brainerd man has pleaded guilty to killing a black bear on a Minnesota Indian Reservation.
Frost Advisory for Much of Minnesota
Expect fall-like temperatures again today, along with a chance of rain.
DNR Creating Plan for More Off-Highway Motorcycle Trails
The sport off-highway motorcycling is growing in popularity and the state is looking at creating more trails to meet the demand. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources and the organization Up! Outside are creating a master plan.
Escape to the Great Outdoors: Greater MN Rebounding Amid COVID-19
As we approach the Labor Day weekend the summer vacation season is winding down.
Slight Pay Increase for State’s Minimum Wage Earners
Workers who make minimum wage will get an annual pay increase on the first of the year.
New COVID Cases Spike in Minnesota
Minnesota saw a jump in the number of new COVID-19 positive cases Wednesday. The Minnesota Department of Health says 1,158 new cases have been confirmed with 46 of them in Stearns County, 21 in Sherburne County, and 16 in Benton County.
Thunderstorms Possible in Southern Minnesota
Severe thunderstorms are possible Thursday evening through the night, with the best chances along and south of a line from Montevideo MN to the southern Twin Cities metro to Eau Claire Wisconsin.