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.
Target Temporarily Closes Stores in the Twin Cities
The Target Corporation has announced they have temporarily closed 24 of its stores in the Twin Cities Metro Area.
Attorney General Files Lawsuit Against 6 Central Minnesota Bars
Minnesota's Attorney General has filed a lawsuit Sunday night against a chain of six bars and restaurants in central Minnesota that have vowed to reopen Monday or in the coming days in violation of the Governor's Stay Safe Minnesota Executive Order.
Popular Minneapolis Restaurant Announces It Won’t Reopen
A popular restaurant in Minneapolis has announced it won't reopen after the COVID-19 restrictions are lifted. The Bachelor Farmer owner Eric Dayton posted a message on the restaurant's Facebook page Thursday afternoon.
Minnesota Wildcat Sanctuary Reacts to ‘Tiger King’ Phenomenon
The latest Netflix documentary craze "Tiger King" has wild animal ownership in the spotlight.
Walz Expecting Announcement on ‘Stay At Home’ Extension Soon
Minnesota Governor Tim Walz's Stay At Home order is scheduled to expire at the end of this week, however, it's likely going to be extended.
Charter Permanently Raising Minimum Wage to $20 An Hour
Charter Communications is permanently raising its minimum wage. CEO Tom Rutledge Monday announced a plan to raise its minimum wage to $20 an hour over the next two years for all employees.
Governor Tim Walz: No ‘Shelter In Place’ At This Time
Minnesota Governor Tim Walz says he's not prepared at this time to issue a 'shelter in place' order. However, he says he is ready to make that decision in the future if need be.
Sheriff: Jayme Closs Has Been Found Alive
On Thursday evening the Barron County Sheriff’s Department was notified by the Douglas County, Wisconsin Sheriff’s Department that they had located Jayme Closs alive.
Deer Carcasses Found On Cars In YMCA Parking Lot
St. Cloud police have questioned two people who allegedly left deer carcasses on two vehicles. The incident happened at about 9:45 p.m. Thursday in the parking lot of the YMCA in St. Cloud.
Two Men Charged With Driving Jet Skis Naked on Gull Lake [VIDEO]
Two men are facing misdemeanor charges for wearing nothing but life jackets while riding Jet Skis on Gull Lake near Brainerd.