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.
Snowfall Totals for Central Minnesota
Rain changed to snow Saturday night across much of East Central Minnesota.
Walz Orders Minnesotans to Stay Home 2 Weeks to Slow COVID-19
Gov. Tim Walz has ordered Minnesota residents to stay at home for two weeks in an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19 and prevent the disease from overwhelming the state's health care system.
Report: Minnesota Gets ‘A’ Rating for Social Distancing
Governor Tim Walz says it appears that Minnesotans are doing better than most when it comes to social distancing. Cellphone tracking data is backing that up.
Walz: Minnesota Has a Total of 243 ICU Beds
For the first time, Minnesota Governor Tim Walz is giving us a clear picture of why it is important to slow the spread of COVID-19. He says, as of Tuesday, there have been 262 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Minnesota.
Minnesota’s Nurses Asking for More Communication
As we get more confirmed cases of COVID-19 around the state Minnesota's nurses are feeling anxious.
Minnesota Governor Walz to Self-Quarantine
Minnesota Governor Tim Walz has announced he will self-quarantine for 14 days after learning he had contact with an individual who tested positive for COVID-19.
Unemployment Benefits for Workers Impacted by COVID-19
If you've temporarily lost your job due to the coronavirus, the state is acting swiftly to help ease your financial pain. Minnesota officials say they are taking steps to make the unemployment benefits application process simpler.
What It Means for You If You’re Put Into Quarantine
There has been a lot of talk about people having to go into quarantine in an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19, but what exactly does that mean?
Stearns, Benton Counties Set-up COVID-19 Hotline Number
If you have questions or concerns about the COVID-19 virus there is now a local hotline number to call.
14 New Cases of COVID-19 in Minnesota, 35 Total
The number of new cases of COVID-19 has increased by 14 as of Sunday morning. The Minnesota Department of Health says the confirmed cases is now at 35 in our state.
MnDOT: Plan Extra Hour When Traveling to MSP Starting in April
Starting next month give yourself an extra hour to get to the airport. That's what the Minnesota Department of Transportation is recommending as they prepare for a major road construction project near the Minneapolis-St. Paul Airport from April through October.
5th Avenue Reopens in Downtown St. Cloud
The St. Cloud Public Services Department says the block between 1st Street South and West St. Germain Street opened Monday morning.