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.
Minnesota Brewery Offers Craft Beer Flavor Without the Alcohol
If you are among the millions of Americans cutting out alcohol during dry January, but you really enjoy a good craft beer, there is an option out there for you.
HealthPartners Announces Top Baby Names for 2021
HealthPartners has announced the top baby names born at its facilities in 2021.
US Gas Prices At Record High for Christmas Day
Gas prices continue to fall. Gas Buddy says Minnesota gas prices have fallen 1.5 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.06.
Low 2021 Population Growth in MN Mirrors National Trend
Minnesota was *not* among the states losing population in 2021, but mirrors national numbers showing the U-S population grew at its slowest rate (0.1 percent) since the country was founded.
Minnesota DNR Certifies New State Record for Muskie
An angler caught a muskellunge weighing 55 pounds, 14 ounces, from Mille Lacs Lake that the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has certified as a weight-based state record.
Raising Cane’s to Give Away Free Cane’s Sauce in December
Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers is celebrating its signature sauce being named #1 in the business by giving away free Cane’s Sauce to all Caniac Club Members for the entire month of December.
Home Sales Down in October, Return to Seasonal Slowdown
The October closed sales for homes dropped in October marking a return to a more typical seasonal slowdown across Minnesota.
Another School Staffer Dies From COVID, 8 this School Year
Another school staff member has died from COVID -- bringing the total to eight, just over two months into the school year -- and matching the number for the entire previous school year.
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.