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.
Former Township Clerk Sentenced for Wire Fraud Scheme
A Hastings woman and former elected official was sentenced Tuesday to a little over two years in prison for misappropriating more than $650,000 in public funds.
Minnesota Winding Down Mass COVID Vaccination Sites
Governor Tim Walz announced Friday Minnesota will wind down its mass vaccination sites while continuing efforts to make vaccines accessible with smaller community vaccination sites.
FBI: Man Believed to Have Stolen Over 63 Golf Carts
The FBI continues to track the whereabouts of golf carts stolen from courses and dealerships in Minnesota and several other states.
UPDATE: St. Cloud Police Identify Shooting Victim, Man Arrested
St. Cloud police have identified the man shot and killed as he stood in his doorway Sunday morning.
Kandiyohi County Sheriff Recovers Body of Missing Swimmer
Search crews have recovered the body of a man who went missing while swimming in Big Kandiyohi County Lake south of Willmar.
DEED Has Called More Than 30,000 Unemployed Minnesotans
The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development says it has called 30,000 people who are currently on unemployment.
Officials Release Details After 8 Hour Hostage Standoff
After a stand-off that lasted more than eight hours, St. Cloud police arrested a man who was holding five hostages Thursday night.
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.
Congresswoman Fischbach Votes ‘No’ on D.C. Statehood
A decades long-movement to reshape the American political map has taken a further step.
Two Killed in Crash at Lowry Tunnel in Minneapolis
Two people died in a crash at the Lowry Tunnel on Interstate 94 in Minneapolis.
Minnesota Man Attacks Menards Worker Over Mask Dispute, Hits Officer With Hammer
A Hutchinson police officer was hit in the head with a hammer Wednesday.
Outbreak of COVID Cases Linked to Youth Wrestling Tourney
After identifying an outbreak of COVID-19 cases associated with a Minnesota youth wrestling tournament held in South Dakota, the Minnesota Department of Health and the Minnesota Department of Education has alerted schools around the state to watch for potential cases and to double down on masking, s…
What You Need to Know About the COVID Vaccine Expansion
We know more details about the planned expansion of COVID-19 vaccine distribution. Governor Tim Walz says that all Minnesotans 16 years old and older will be eligible to get the vaccine starting on Tuesday.
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.