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.
MDH: Don’t Expect Another Round of COVID Restrictions
Despite Minnesota being the fastest-growing COVID hot-spot in the country, state health officials do *not* expect it means another round of COVID restrictions ordered by Governor Tim Walz.
Supply Chain Issues Expected to Impact Christmas Shopping
Start your Christmas shopping now, that's the message heading into this holiday season.
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: Utility Workers Unearth Human Bones in Northern MN
Utility workers have found what authorities believe are human bones up in northern Minnesota.
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.
Five Indicted in Alleged Central MN Meth Trafficking Conspiracy
Five men are facing charges for allegedly trafficking methamphetamine in central Minnesota. United States Attorney Erica MacDonald says the federal indictment was filed Thursday.
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.
Attorney General Files Lawsuit Against 6 Central Minnesota Bars
Minnesota's Attorney General has filed a lawsuit Sunday night against a chain of six bars and restaurants in central Minnesota that have vowed to reopen Monday or in the coming days in violation of the Governor's Stay Safe Minnesota Executive Order.
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.