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.
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.
Sheriff Looking for 4 Kids Traveling With Parents
Stearns County Sheriff's Office is looking for four children who may be in danger from their father.
Sheriff: Utility Workers Unearth Human Bones in Northern MN
Utility workers have found what authorities believe are human bones up in northern Minnesota.
All Campfires Now Banned in 14 Minnesota Counties
If you're planning a trip up north to the cabin this coming weekend you'll likely have to skip the campfire.
DNR Says Southeast St. Cloud Bear Has Been Put Down
A bear that had been hanging out in a southeast St. Cloud neighborhood has been put down by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.
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.