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.
Anheuser-Busch Buying Americans A Round of Beer
Free beer is the latest White House-backed incentive for Americans to get vaccinated for COVID-19.
Summer Travel: Expert Says Book Early, Be Flexible
With the Memorial Day weekend upon us, it's time for the busy summer travel season and it is looking pretty good that this will actually be a busy year for travel after the pandemic halted most Americans' travel plans last summer.
Most Remaining COVID Restrictions in Minnesota End Friday
Nearly all of Minnesota's remaining COVID restrictions go away Friday, and Governor Tim Walz says he feels "very confident" in the decision.
More Calls to Pay Minnesotans Bonuses to Go Back to Work
A group representing small businesses in Minnesota is asking the legislature to give jobless Minnesotans a two-thousand-dollar bonus -- if they stop taking the 300-dollar-per-week extra federal unemployment benefit, go back to work, and stay on the job for at least 90 days.
Minnesota Tourism Officials Expect Busy Summer Season
State Tourism Director John Edman with Explore Minnesota says even though the COVID-19 pandemic continues, all signs are showing families are ready to hit the road running.
Minnesota Twins Announce Fantasy Batting Practice Fundraiser
You have a chance to take batting practice at Target Field in Minneapolis. The Minnesota Twins announced Friday that they are inviting fans to one of two limited-capacity sessions on Saturday, June 5th.
REAL ID Enforcement Pushed Back Again to 2023
The federal REAL ID enforcement has been pushed back again.
Insider: State Legislature May Shelve Popular E-Pulltabs
If you enjoy playing electronic pull tabs at your local bar or restaurant your days may be numbered.
Update: Man Charged After Allegedly Shooting At Soldiers
A Minneapolis man has been charged after allegedly shooting at Minnesota National Guard soldiers stationed in the Twin Cities.
Outbreak of COVID Cases Linked to Youth Wrestling Tourney
After identifying an outbreak of COVID-19 cases associated with a Minnesota youth wrestling tournament held in South Dakota, the Minnesota Department of Health and the Minnesota Department of Education has alerted schools around the state to watch for potential cases and to double down on masking, s…