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.
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.
North Dakota State Fair Canceled for This Year
The North Dakota State Fair has been called off for this summer. Organizers say it's due to the continuing COVID-19 pandemic.
Minnesota’s Small Towns Will Need A lot of Help Post COVID-19
Main streets in small towns all across Minnesota look more like ghosts towns these days with the Governor's executive orders in place.
Shooting Ranges, Golf Courses Allowed to Reopen
Minnesota Governor Tim Walz is expanding what we can do outside during his Stay At Home order.
Where Are Our Stimulus Checks? Coming Soon
Check your bank accounts for the arrival of the federal stimulus checks. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin says the $290 billion in checks to individuals is just starting to flow and should start going out in meaningful sums this week.
U.S. Attorney Urges You to Report COVID-19 Fraud
Be on the lookout for scammers trying to take advantage of you during the COVID-19 pandemic. That's the message from the U.S. Attorney's Office.
Target Giving Workers A Short Term Pay Raise
Target Corporation has announced that it is giving its workers a short term pay raise as they work long hours restocking shelves amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Gas Price Drops Below A Dollar At One Gas Station
At least one gas station in the United States is now selling gas for .99 cents a gallon. GasBuddy says they confirmed Thursday morning that a BP station in London, Kentucky has lowered its price to .99 cents.
Coborn’s Inc. Announces More Changes In Response to COVID-19
Coborn's Incorporated is making more temporary changes to their stores as they continue to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Two Men Charged With Driving Jet Skis Naked on Gull Lake [VIDEO]
Two men are facing misdemeanor charges for wearing nothing but life jackets while riding Jet Skis on Gull Lake near Brainerd.