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.
Gov. to End Capacity Restrictions on May 28, Mask Mandate July 1
Governor Tim Walz Thursday announced a three-step timeline to end nearly all state COVID-19 restrictions by May 28, and end the statewide masking requirement once 70% of Minnesotans age 16 years and older get their vaccine, or by July 1.
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.
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.
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.
$1,000 Grants Available for Veterans Impacted by COVID-19
Veterans in Minnesota impacted by COVID-19 can apply for a one time grant. A total of $6.2 million was included in the coronavirus relief package recently passed by the State Legislature and signed by the Governor.
Walz Expecting Announcement on ‘Stay At Home’ Extension Soon
Minnesota Governor Tim Walz's Stay At Home order is scheduled to expire at the end of this week, however, it's likely going to be extended.
Governor Tim Walz: No ‘Shelter In Place’ At This Time
Minnesota Governor Tim Walz says he's not prepared at this time to issue a 'shelter in place' order. However, he says he is ready to make that decision in the future if need be.
Sheriff: Jayme Closs Has Been Found Alive
On Thursday evening the Barron County Sheriff’s Department was notified by the Douglas County, Wisconsin Sheriff’s Department that they had located Jayme Closs alive.
UPDATE: Owner of ‘Offensive’ License Plate Says It Was His Band’s Name
The central Minnesota driver who caused a stir with their specialized license plates told the Department of Public Safety that is was the name of his band. The "FMUSLMS" license plates were issued at the deputy registrar's office in Foley in June of last year.