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.
2nd Stimulus Checks Going to Americans this Week
Check your bank account, you may have some extra cash in there today.
Sheriff: Father, Son Arrested on School Roof
A father and son have been arrested for allegedly breaking into the high school in Grove City.
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.
Police: Burglar Breaks Into Home While Owner Inside
Sauk Rapids police are looking for the suspect who broke into a home while the owners were inside.
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.
Insider: Gyms, Youth Sports to Get Guidance Monday on Reopening
Monday is expected to be a big day for businesses directly impacted by the governor's most recent closure due to COVID-19.
Senior College Examines the Decade of the 1970s
You can learn about the decade of the 1970s during an online college-level course being offered to older adults.
Minnesota Projecting Budget Surplus Again
The latest budget forecast for Minnesota is projecting a surplus. The Minnesota Management and Budget Office says the state's economic outlook has improved a lot since May.
Small Business Saturday: A Day to Celebrate Small Businesses
After all of the big Black Friday sales be sure to check out the small, local and independently owned businesses participating in Small Business Saturday. The special day was created 10 years ago.