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.
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?
Sun Country Adds Caribbean Destination, Extends Schedule
Sun Country is adding a new warm-weather destination for you to escape to this upcoming winter.
Recreational Marijuana Repasses Minnesota House
A bill that would legalize recreational marijuana has repassed the Minnesota House.
MN House Bill Introduced to Buy Dorothy’s Ruby Slippers
With just a few days to go in the 2023 Minnesota State Legislative session, a new bill was introduced Friday to buy a pair of the ruby slippers from the Wizard of Oz.
Bill Introduced for Outdoor School For All Minnesota Students
There is a push at the Minnesota State Capitol to fully fund an outdoor learning experience for all middle schoolers in Minnesota.
Wendy’s Implementing Underground Food Delivery System
We're getting closer to living in a real-world version of the Jetsons.
Border Patrol Agents Foil Smuggling Attempt in Northern MN
Twenty migrants were stopped after illegally crossing the border in northern Minnesota.
Minnesota’s Oldest Resort Has Been Sold
Minnesota's first resort has been sold.