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.
Violent Weekend Across the Upper Midwest, St. Cloud Stays Calm
While protests over the death of George Floyd turned violent in cities all across the upper Midwest over the weekend, St. Cloud has remained very calm and quiet.
Governor Walz Activates National Guard in Minneapolis
Governor Tim Walz is activating the Minnesota National Guard to help protect residents' safety and maintain peace in the wake of George Floyd’s death.
Grand Casino Announces Reopening Date
Grand Casino has announced an opening date for both of their locations.
Violence in Minneapolis [PHOTO GALLERY]
The second day of protests against the Minneapolis police custody death of George Floyd turned ugly Wednesday night.
State Reports Another 33 COVID-19 Related Deaths
Another 33 people in Minnesota have died due to complications related to COVID-19.
St. Cloud Man Wins Car, Drone on ‘The Price Is Right’
You might see a St. Cloud man driving around the city in a brand new car.
32 New COVID-19 Related Deaths, MN Total Surpasses 800
Minnesota had it's highest number of deaths related to COVID-19 in a single day Wednesday with 32 new deaths reported.
2020 Will Be the Summer of the ‘Family Road Trip’
This is likely going to be the summer of the road trip and the summer of spending time in nature.
Two Sauk Rapids Parks Closed for the Summer
A couple of Sauk Rapids city parks have closed for the summer.
43 New Confirmed COVID-19 Cases in Stearns County
The Minnesota Department of Health found 665 new positive cases Monday, with 43 of them in Stearns County.
South Dakota, Wisconsin Fewest COVID-19 Restrictions
Two states that border Minnesota have the fewest COVID-19 restrictions in the United States.
Grand Casinos Announce ‘Phased Approach to Reopening’
The Grand Casinos haven't announced a reopening date yet, but they have released some details on what it will look like when they do.