I graduated from Brown College in 2013 with an Associates of Applied Science degree in broadcasting in 2013. Before arriving in Faribault, I had stops in Albert Lea and in the Twin Cities. I recently married my wife Jill and have three cats (Scrappy, Hamilton Alexander III, and Yukon Cornelious) and a dog (Grom). I enjoy snowmobiling when we have enough snow, heading up to Central Minnesota to visit my in-laws' cabin, and Twins baseball. You should be aware that I am also a Chicago Blackhawks fan…sorry Wild fans. I also enjoy a good beer and trying a new restaurant. Feel free to find me on Facebook, Twitter, or Snapchat!
[LISTEN] Arik Matson Accepts Special Detail “MATSON STRONG”
Today was the day not only a community but all of Southern Minnesota has hoped for over 9 months. Waseca Police Officer Arik Matson, arrived back in Minnesota this afternoon from Nebraska where he was undertaking physical therapy.
Arik Matson Will “Be Coming Home Soon” To Continue Physical Therapy
Yesterday Arik Matson's wife, Megan, posted an update to his Caring Bridge site and noted that Arik will be "coming home soon" to continue his physical therapy.
MN DNR Reports A Cougar Killed By Vehicle In Bloomington
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has posted about an apparent cougar that was found dead near 35W and 494 in Bloomington, after possibly being hit by a vehicle.
9-1-1 Is Out Nationally Here Are Some Local Emergency Numbers [UPDATED]
It appears that there is a national 9-1-1 outage. The Steele and Rice County announced earlier tonight that due to 9-1-1 being down in the county the number to dial in an emergency is 507-451-5685 for emergencies.
MSHSL Votes To Bring Football Back To Fall
The Minnesota State High School League board met this morning to discuss the return of some fall sports after they had been moved to the spring in August. Parents and athletes of two sports, volleyball and football, have been vocal about their want to play this fall after seeing other fall sports be…
West Concord Police Looking For Pool Vandals
The West Concord Police Department is asking for the public's assistance in finding the person/persons responsible for damaging/vandalizing the community pool early Wednesday morning.
When Does Minnesota Usually See The First Freeze Of The Year?
Thursday morning we woke up to temps in the mid-60s, this morning we were greeted by temps in the mid to upper-40s. So when, on average, does Minnesota see the first freeze of the year?
BREAKING: Minnesota Renaissance Festival Canceled For 2020
In a post to its website this afternoon, the Minnesota Renaissance Festival is canceling this year's 50th celebration due to COVID-19.
Northfield Man Dies From Injuries Resulting In E-Bike Crash
A 65-year-old Northfield man has died as a result of his injuries suffered in an e-bike crash in Northfield. The Northfield Police are currently looking for any witnesses to the crash.
Do You Live In One Of Minnesota’s Winning-est Lottery Cities of 2020?
They say lightning doesn't strike the same place twice? Don't tell that to these Minnesota cities who have had multiple big lottery wins so far in 2020.
President Trump Expected To Speak In Mankato Monday
USA Today is reporting that President Trump will be stopping and speaking in Mankato while he is in the North Star State.
Faribault Man Sentenced After Hitting Man On Cannon Lake In Dec 2019
A 21-year-old Faribault man was sentenced to 5 years probation after pleading guilty to criminal vehicular operation causing great bodily harm and leaving the scene of the accident and underage drinking and driving stemming from a crash on Cannon Lake in December of 2019.
100-Year-Old Minnesota WWII Vet To Hit 100 Miles Tonight In Clarks Grove
Recently minted 100-year-old World War II Army Veteran Mickey Nelson is on the cusp of his 100-mile walking goal. Tonight at First Baptist Church in Clarks Grove, with 99.5 miles walked, Nelson will wrap up his final half a mile
Waseca Officer Arik Matson Starts Walking Without Certain Aids
Waseca Police Officer Arik Matson shared on his personal social media page yesterday that he took his first steps without the use of a handrail or using a gait belt. It's once again another big step in his recovery after being shot in the head while responding to a call for service in January.