I was born and raised on the north side of Minneapolis. My first radio job was at a Mom and Pop radio station in Aitkin, Minn., where I had duties as the night DJ/janitor and went on to become Program/Sports Director for an AM/FM Combo. I took a break from radio work from 1993 to 2006. I then came here in December 2006 and moved up to afternoons in 2007. I later did early mornings from 2008-2013. I have hosted the morning news hours and done the midday show since then. I am a big Twins and Vikings fan. Basketball and football are my favorite sports to do play by play. I like fishing, especially ice fishing, and I spend a lot of time in playing the part of a 1840s buck skinner at various Rendezvous around the state. I enjoy talking to people about our stations so feel free to share comments.
SE Minnesota Toys For Tots Awarded
Southeast Minnesota Toys for Tots was named National Campaign of the Year for 2017. In 2017, 14,507 toys were donated and distributed to 7,751 children living in Olmsted, Dodge, Winona, Wabasha, Houston, and Filmore counties.
Update: Officer Arrested on Murder Charge
Officer Mohamed Noor who shot and killed Justine Damond last July has been arrested and is listed as being charged with 3rd-degree murder and 2nd-degree manslaughter charges in connection with the case.
Community Rallies Around Fired Longtime Volleyball Coach
As Gordy Kosfeld you Monday, Franz Boelter, longtime volleyball head coach at Bethlehem Academy in Faribault was fired on Friday, based upon accusations by some students of 'stories of mental abuse.' He has been at the school for 25 years and has a record of over 700 wins. He was also the Varsity Boys Basketball coach with 613 victories.
Southern Minnesota Winter Storm Warning Update for Monday
Update: 1/21/18 Blizzard Warning added for some areas of southern and southwestern Minnesota A portion of the Winter Storm Warning has been upgraded to a Blizzard Warning from Mankato to the south and west, including Fairmont and St. James. The Winter Storm Warning was expanded, slightly southeast. A Winter Storm Watch remains in effect from Gaylord through the Twin Cities metro.
Waseca Quad Graphics To Close By End Of 2017
They are reportedly the largest employer in Waseca. And they will be closing up shop by the end of 2018. Quad Graphics, formerly Brown Printing will close by the end of 2018.
Zach Parise To Undergo Surgery
He missed the playoffs in 2016 due to a back injury and had been having issues during the period before training camp and into the pre-season.
Sun Country Sets New Baggage Rates
As you are thinking about making those holiday air travel plans, Sun Country Airlines came out with some new baggage rate plans that will take affect on flights booked after October 25 but the good news is the rates won't start until flights after January 18.
Well Known Guthrie Actress To Ply Scrooge In Some Performances This Year
Actress Charity Jones who has been in many other Guthrie Productions, will play Scrooge in performances on Nov. 26 at 7 p.m., Nov. 30 at 10:30 a.m., Dec. 6 at 7:30 p.m. and Dec. 13. According to the Guthrie release she will be playing Scrooge as a male character.
Update: Missing Hastings Person Found Safe
Update: 22 year old Amanda Jean Olsen has been found safe in an apartment in River Falls Wisconsin. She was found during a welfare check about 10:12 p.m. Monday and was returned to her family in Hastings.
Fire Destroys Historic Spring Valley Building
The Fillmore County Sheriff's office said that they responded to a fire shortly before 3am Monday at a historic building in Spring Valley, that housed Johnny Ringo's Bar. The building dates back to the 1870's and is on the National Register of Historic Places
Direct TV May issue Refunds To Those That Don’t Like NFL Players Protests
Have DirecTV? They host the NFL Sunday Ticket. That's a package for viewers to watch any game around the league. Well if you call and want to cancel your subscription because of the NFL Players taking a knee and you are offended by it, you might get a refund.
Minnesota Ranked As 6th Best State To Teach In
Teaching is a difficult career choice in many ways. There is the cost for college, sometimes it takes time to find a job and for a number of years the pay may be very low and there is the cost of continuing education.
Stewartville Man Caught With 13 Pounds Of Meth
Olmstead County Officials executed a search warrant on a home on 3rd Street NW on Monday and discovered over 13 pounds of methamphetamine. The owner of the home, 35-year-old Derek Thielen was the subject of an on-going investigation.
Wayzata Officer Had Ties Locally
William Matthews, the Wayzata Police Officer that was struck and killed last week will be laid to rest on Thursday. The funeral is set for 1pm at Wayzata Free Church with interment at Summit Park Cemetery. Visitation is at the church Wednesday night from 3 to 8pm.