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.
68 Barrels of Of Honey Spilled in Semi Crash On I-94
A semi crash has left a sticky mess to clean up.
Man Run Over, Killed While Working on Mower
An elderly man was run over and killed while he was working on a lawnmower.
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.
MN Sheriff: 4 Kids Traveling With Parents May Be in Danger
Stearns County Sheriff's Office is looking for four children who may be in danger from their father.
A Teen Driver Was Killed in A Collision with Semi Near Brainerd
A 17-year-old boy died when the car he was driving collided with a semi.
Gazelka Steps Down As Senate Majority Leader
Senate Majority Leader Paul Gazelka Wednesday announced he's stepping down as Leader.
Sheriff: Utility Workers Unearth Human Bones in Northern MN
Utility workers have found what authorities believe are human bones up in northern Minnesota.
Submerged Pickup with Body Inside Found in Chisago Co. Lake
A pickup with a body inside was found submerged in a Chisago County lake.
Man Sentenced in Nearly $1 Million Minnesota Embezzlement Case
An Apple Valley man was sentenced Monday to a little over two years in prison followed by three years of supervised release for defrauding his employer out of more than $930,000.
Update: Greenwood Fire moving, fire crews retreat to Safety
An update from the U.S. Forest Service on Monday afternoon says the Greenwood Fire is expected to cross State Highway 1 near the intersection of Lake County Highway 2.
Willie Nelson Played at the Ledge on Friday Night
Willie Nelson was the third national act to take the stage at The Ledge Amphitheater in Waite Park this week.
Rochester Teacher is 2021 Minnesota Teacher of the Year
Natalia Benjamin, a high school English learner and ethnic studies teacher at Century High School in the Rochester school district is the 2021 Minnesota Teacher of the Year.
Comfort Food: Nonprofit Gives Americans 100K Free Lasagnas
A non-profit that was born out of the COVID-19 crisis as surpassed 100,000 lasagnas delivered. The national organization called "Lasagna Love" now has 33,000 volunteers in all 50 states.
Another Gold Medal Winner Returns Home to Minnesota
Gold medal-winning wrestler Gable Steveson of Apple Valley returned to Minnesota last night to a hero's welcome.