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.
Costco Limiting the Number of Members in Its Stores
Costco Wholesale is limiting the number of members that can come into its stores. Starting this Friday Costco will allow no more than two people to enter the warehouse with each membership card. It's a temporary change to help with social distancing.
629 COVID-19 Cases in Minnesota, 288 Have Recovered
The Minnesota Department of Health is reporting 53 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 and two more deaths.
Report: Minnesota Gets ‘A’ Rating for Social Distancing
Governor Tim Walz says it appears that Minnesotans are doing better than most when it comes to social distancing. Cellphone tracking data is backing that up.
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.
Postal Service: No Evidence COVID-19 Spread Via Mail
The United States Postal Service is closely monitoring the COVID-19 situation.
Driver’s License Road Tests Canceled
If you know someone scheduled to take their driver's test it looks like they're going to have a wait a while before they can get behind the wheel on their own.
Several Tobacco Bills to be Heard this Legislative Session
There is a push at the State Capitol again this year to raise the state's tobacco buying age to 21. CentraCare spokeswoman Jodi Gertken says even though the federal government raised the buying age to 21 in December, there is still a lot of confusion.
Snow Likely for Saturday Night into Sunday Morning
Confidence continues to increase for snow late Saturday night into Sunday.
Snow Possible for Southern Minnesota
A narrow band of heavy snow will move across southwest Minnesota today and impact travel. Totals of 1 to 4 inches of snow (darker blue) are expected for counties along the Upper Minnesota River Valley.
Mixed Precipitation Possible On Christmas Day
Mixed precipitation is possible Christmas Day into Thursday.