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.
New COVID-19 Cases Down Sharply from Previous Day
The statewide COVID-19 numbers recorded Thursday are much better than the day before.
New COVID-19 Cases Down, Hospitalizations Up
The number of new COVID-19 cases went down Monday while the number of people in the hospital and ICU with the virus went up.
Strong Storms Possible Late Friday Night, Early Saturday Morning
There is potential for a significant damaging wind event to impact west, central, and possibly parts of southern Minnesota Friday night into Saturday morning.
Minnesota Surpasses 1,400 COVID-19 Related Deaths
More than 1,400 Minnesotans have now died due to complications related to COVID-19. The Minnesota Department of Health says nine more people died Wednesday bringing the total up to 1,406.
MDH Reporting 9 More COVID-19 Related Deaths
The state of Minnesota has had nine new deaths related to COVID-19, bringing the death toll up to 1,393 since the pandemic began.
COVID-19 ICU, Hospitalizations Lowest Levels in a Month
The number of COVID-19 patients in the ICU in Minnesota has dropped to its lowest level in a month.
Flash Flood Watch in Southeastern Minnesota
A Flash Flood Watch is in effect from 1:00 p.m. Tuesday through 7:00 a.m. Tuesday for southeast Minnesota and west-central Wisconsin.
Governor Expected to Turn the Dials Again on Stay Safe MN
Minnesota Governor Tim Walz is expected to turn the dials again Friday on his Stay Safe MN order related to COVID-19. He could make the announcement Friday afternoon on moving into Phase III of the four phases.
Curfew Extended, National Guard Demobilizing Some Troops
Governor Tim Walz has ordered the curfew in Minneapolis and Saint Paul extended for two more days but narrowed the hours from 10:00 p.m. until 4:00 a.m.
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.