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.
Who in Minnesota is Eligible to Claim COVID Bonus Checks?
The state says 667,000 Minnesotans will soon be eligible to claim a bonus check for $750.
Sheriff: Woman Found Dead, Man Arrested Near Brainerd
The Crow Wing County Sheriff's Office is investing after the body of a woman was found during a welfare check.
Deal on COVID Worker Bonuses, Unemployment Insurance Fund
Legislative leaders reportedly have a deal to break the long-standing deadlock over COVID front-line worker bonuses and avoid business tax increases at the end of the month.
MN National Guard Supporting Flood Operations
The Minnesota National Guard is helping residents dealing with flooding in northwestern Minnesota.
Deadly Twin Cities Road Rage Altercation Started Near St. Cloud
The Maple Grove police department has released more details about the incident that lead to a deadly shooting of a driver on Sunday at about 3:00 p.m.
Postal Service Implementing New Mail Standards
Some changes are coming to your mail delivery service.
Mahnomen County Sheriff Releases video of Deputy Shooting Suspect
Mahnomen County Sheriff Josh Guenther has released a short segment of video from when a deputy shot a suspect at the end of a pursuit following a traffic stop in mid-March in northwest Minnesota.
St. Cloud Woman Receives Carnegie Medal for Heroism
A St. Cloud woman is one of 18 civilians receiving the Carnegie Medal, North America's highest honor for civilian heroism.
New Online Program Provides At-Home COVID Tests to Minnesotans
Minnesotans can now get more free at-home rapid COVID-19 tests.
Minnesota’s Unemployment Lowest Rate Since 1999
Minnesota's unemployment rate has dropped to its lowest level since 1999.
St. Cloud Woman Shot, Killed in Minneapolis
A St. Cloud woman was shot and killed in Minneapolis.
Gov.’s Revised Budget Proposal Triples Amount of ‘Walz Checks’
Minnesota Governor Tim Walz has released a revised supplemental budget Thursday.
Names Released in Mahnomen Co. Officer Involved Shooting
The Minnesota Department of Public Safety has identified the person who was shot by a deputy early Sunday morning in Mahnomen County.
Update: Police Find Body of Missing St. Cloud Woman
St. Cloud police have found the body of a missing St. Cloud woman.