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.
Flash Flooding in Downtown Duluth on Monday Evening
The National Weather Service in Duluth says a very localized heavy rainfall event happened Monday night near the downtown area of Duluth.
Winning $2 Million Powerball Ticket Sold in Stearns County
Someone who bought a Powerball ticket in Stearns County is $2 million richer.
Minnesota Taxpayers’ One-Time Rebate Payments Starting
The Governor's office has announced the one-time rebate payments going out to most Minnesota taxpayers will start getting deposited this week.
New Laws Taking Effect on August 1st in Minnesota
Recreational marijuana is now legal in Minnesota as the new state law takes effect Tuesday, following a political battle that spanned decades.
Minnesota National Guard Deploying to South America
Members of the Minnesota National Guard are heading to South America to help in the fight against drug trafficking.
Time Running Out for Holder of $1 Million Lottery Ticket in MN
Time is running out for someone to claim their $1 million prize.
How One Tiny Storm Dumped 9 Inches of Rain on a Minnesota County
One storm dumped over 9 inches of rain on Renville County in Minnesota.
Faribault Couple Plead Guilty in $250M Feeding Our Future Fraud
Mohamed Ali Hussein and Lul Bashir Ali have pleaded guilty to their roles in the $250 million fraud scheme that exploited a federally-funded child nutrition program during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Update: Rice Man, Girl Involved in Fatal Wrong Way Collision
The Minnesota State Patrol says a man from Rice and a three-year-old girl from Rice were involved in that fatal wrong-way head-on collision in Washington County.
When Can Minnesota Taxpayers Expect Their Rebate Checks
Now that the Minnesota State Legislature has come to an agreement on rebate checks for Minnesota taxpayers, when can we expect to receive them?