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.
Five More Minnesotans Have Died from COVID-19
The Minnesota Department of Health says there are five more deaths in Minnesota due to complications related to COVID, bringing the total to 29.
Minnesota Nearing 900 Positive COVID-19 Cases, 440 Recovered
The Minnesota Department of Health says there are now 865 positive cases of COVID-19 in the state, with 440 of them no longer needing to be in isolation.
Walz: This Is Where Character Gets Defined
Minnesota Governor Tim Walz addressed the state Friday afternoon with an update on the preparations for fighting the coronavirus.
Minneapolis Closes Beaches, Pools for Entire Summer
Minneapolis has announced that all of its beaches and pools will be closed for the entire summer. The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board says the closures are in response to COVID-19.
Target to Limit Number of Customers in Stores
Target is going to start limiting the number of customers in their stores. Starting Saturday they will monitor and limit the total number of people inside based on the store's square footage.
Most COVID-19 Patients in Central MN will Come to St. Cloud
With an anticipated spike in COVID-19 related hospitalizations in the coming weeks, how is CentraCare planning for it?
Sheriff: 911 Calls Down, Use Hotline for COVID-19 Questions
Calls to Stearns County's Dispatch Center were down slightly last month. There were 19,600 calls made in March this year compared to about 21,000 last year.
Social Security Recipients Won’t Have to File Tax Return
Good news for people on social security, you don't need to do anything to get your coronavirus relief check.
Wintry Mix, Winter Weather Advisory On the Way
Rain will turn to freezing rain and sleet behind a cold front Thursday evening across western Minnesota. This transition will push east Thursday night, reaching I-35 around dawn Friday.
Empty Pews, Canceled Fish Fries Double Financial Blow
With gatherings not allowed right now, churches are having to take their services online, which makes it difficult to pass the collection plate.