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.
What You Need to Know About the COVID Vaccine Expansion
We know more details about the planned expansion of COVID-19 vaccine distribution. Governor Tim Walz says that all Minnesotans 16 years old and older will be eligible to get the vaccine starting on Tuesday.
COVID Vaccines Open to All Minnesotans Over 16 Starting Tues.
Minnesota Governor Tim Walz will announce on Friday that All Minnesotans 16 and older will be able to sign-up for a COVID-19 vaccination beginning on Tuesday.
Insider: Bars, Restaurants to Return to Pre-Pause Restrictions
A political insider says he's expecting the governor to return to pre-pause restrictions when he makes his announcement Wednesday afternoon.
Snow Likely for Tuesday in Minnesota
Light snow is expected across the entire coverage area late tonight through Tuesday evening.
Sheriff: Toddler on Driver’s Lap Dies in Crash
A toddler who was sitting on a driver's lap has died in a crash. The Kandiyohi County Sheriff's Office says they responded to a crash southwest of Willmar at about 7:00 p.m. Thursday.
State Begins Listing Schools With COVID Outbreaks
Minnesota has once again confirmed over 1,000 positive cases of COVID-19 in a day. The Minnesota Department of Health says they confirmed another 1,184 cases Thursday.
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.