I'm a 1996 graduate of St. Cloud State University and have been with WJON for 24 years as a news reporter and anchor. While the news is my business, sports are my love. I am a big fan of the Vikings, Twins, Gopher's basketball, the Wolves, and Wild. My favorite pastimes include snowmobiling, golfing, and movies.
Minnesota’s Pheasant Numbers Down Slightly in 2021
As we approach the start of pheasant hunting season, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is reporting the number of birds is down slightly this year.
Minnesota Drought Could Dampen Fall Colors
Minnesota's drought conditions may mute some of the brilliant colors as the leaves change this fall.
Mille Lacs Fall Walleye Regulations Going Into Effect
Minnesota anglers who fish Lake Mille Lacs will again be able to harvest one walleye per day this fall.
Minnesota Drought Conditions Are a Mixed Bag
Minnesota's drought conditions improved slightly over the last week.
Governor Walz Sends Minnesota Firefighters to Help Louisiana
Twenty-two Minnesota firefighters are heading to Louisiana to help in the aftermath of Hurricane Ida.
Horticulture Expert: Ongoing Drought is Stressing Our Trees
Minnesota's continuing drought is affecting more than our lawns and gardens.
Some MN Boat Owners Urged to Consider Removing Them Early
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is encouraging some shoreland owners to consider removing their boats and pontoons earlier than normal due to ongoing drought conditions.
SURVEY: Majority of Minnesota Police Chiefs Support Body Cameras
As calls for more police transparency increase, a large majority of Minnesota police chiefs support the use of body cameras.
Crop Expert Says Lack of Rain, Not Heat is the Real Crops Threat
Central Minnesota farmers are keeping an eye on the sky for when rain clouds replace the hot sunshine.
Xcel Energy Launches New Overdue Bill Forgiveness Plan
Xcel Energy is announcing a new program that will forgive past-due bills for those who have fallen significantly behind due to the COVID-19 pandemic.