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.
Donations Through GiveMN Up 10 Times Over Last Year
People have been donating to their favorite causes in record numbers this year on the website GiveMN.org.
Number of COVID-19 Hospitalizations, ICU Patients Down
The number of COVID-19 positive patients in the hospital has dropped back down below 300 in the state.
Travel Expert: Fall Vacations Possible, Be Flexible
Will traveling for vacation be possible this fall amid the COVID-19 pandemic? That's the question some people have, especially for families that like to get away during the MEA break in October.
Lake Homes, Rural Areas Hot Housing Markets this Summer
As traveling during the COVID-19 pandemic has become more challenging many people are turning to buying lake homes and cabins as a vacation alternative.
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.