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.
$1 Million Mega Millions Ticket Sold in Minnesota
Somebody in Minnesota has one $1 million in Tuesday night's Mega Millions drawing.
2nd Stimulus Checks Going to Americans this Week
Check your bank account, you may have some extra cash in there today.
Year End Snowstorm Possible for Minnesota
Forecast trends continue to show the potential for accumulating snow and travel impacts next week starting Tuesday afternoon and lasting into Wednesday.
Businesses Facing License Suspensions, Fines
The Minnesota Department of Public Safety Alcohol and Gambling Enforcement Division has notified a pair of businesses that they face a 60-day suspension of their liquor licenses for opening early.
Minnesota Legislature Passes Virus Aid for Businesses, Workers
The Minnesota Legislature approved 216-million-dollars in grants to bars, restaurants and other businesses shut down by the governor's emergency order, plus a 13-week extension of unemployment benefits -- which now head to Governor Tim Walz for his expected signature.
Update: A Number of Businesses Still Planning to Reopen this Week
The Minnesota State Legislature is expected to pass an emergency relief package later Monday to help businesses and workers impacted by the latest COVID-19 related shutdown.
Group Urging Business Owners to Defy Governor’s Executive Order
An effort has been started to try and convince small businesses across Minnesota to open-up in defiance of Governor Tim Walz's executive order.
Millions Stick to Thanksgiving Travel Plans Despite CDC Warning
The CDC is urging Americans not to travel this Thanksgiving holiday weekend, however, millions of people still will be.
Gas Prices .50 Lower Than A Year Ago
As coronavirus cases rise across the country more Americans are staying home and gas prices are falling again.
St. Cloud Man Hurt in Head On Crash in Southern Minnesota
A St. Cloud man was hurt in a head-on crash down in Nicollet County. The Minnesota State Patrol says it happened at about 11:45 a.m. Thursday on Highway 14 in Courtland.