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.
MEA Travel Looking Strong, Do Your Research Ahead of Time
We are just two weeks away from the school MEA break, a time when a lot of families go on vacation.
Dollar Tree Announces Price Increases at Select Stores
The prices are going up at Dollar Tree.
Deadly Rabbit Disease Found in Minnesota
A highly contagious virus that kills 70 to 90 percent of the rabbits it infects has made its first appearance in Minnesota -- in two indoor pets in Ramsey County (Saint Paul area) who investigators determined died from Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease Virus:
October Outlook: Above Normal Temperatures, Precipitation
The Climate Prediction Center is putting itself out there with some long-range forecasts for temperatures and precipitation.
Minnesota’s Cold Weather Rule Starts on October 1st
Minnesota’s Cold Weather Rule goes into effect next month.
Powerball Jackpot Grows to $490 Million
The Powerball drawing is getting close to a half-billion dollars.
Amazon to Pay Full College Tuition for Front-Line Workers
Amazon is the latest company to offer free full college tuition to its employees.
Sheriff: Missing Stearns County Family Has Been Found
The Stearns County Sheriff's Office says they have found a family who had been missing and evading authorities for several days.
DNR Confirms New State Record Northern Pike, Tie for Muskie
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources certified the state catch-and-release record northern pike, a 46 1/4 inch fish caught June 19 on Basswood Lake by 15-year-old Brecken Kobylecky from Geneva, Illinois.
Rochester Woman Pleads Guilty to St. Paul Arsons
A Rochester woman pleaded guilty Thursday to being an accessory after the fact to arson of multiple St. Paul businesses.