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.
Powerball Jackpot Leaps to 4th Largest in Game’s History
The Powerball jackpot has grown to the fourth largest in the game's history.
2 1/2 Pounds of Meth Seized, 2 Arrested in Meeker County
About two-and-a-half pounds of meth were discovered during a drug bust in Meeker County.
Flash Flooding in Downtown Duluth on Monday Evening
The National Weather Service in Duluth says a very localized heavy rainfall event happened Monday night near the downtown area of Duluth.
Winning $2 Million Powerball Ticket Sold in Stearns County
Someone who bought a Powerball ticket in Stearns County is $2 million richer.
New Laws Taking Effect on August 1st in Minnesota
Recreational marijuana is now legal in Minnesota as the new state law takes effect Tuesday, following a political battle that spanned decades.
5 Minnesota Breweries Win Medals At U.S. Open Beer Championships
Five Minnesota breweries are coming home with medals from the 2023 U.S. Open Beer Championships held in Oxford, Ohio.
Minnesota National Guard Deploying to South America
Members of the Minnesota National Guard are heading to South America to help in the fight against drug trafficking.
Time Running Out for Holder of $1 Million Lottery Ticket in MN
Time is running out for someone to claim their $1 million prize.
Faribault Couple Plead Guilty in $250M Feeding Our Future Fraud
Mohamed Ali Hussein and Lul Bashir Ali have pleaded guilty to their roles in the $250 million fraud scheme that exploited a federally-funded child nutrition program during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Update: Rice Man, Girl Involved in Fatal Wrong Way Collision
The Minnesota State Patrol says a man from Rice and a three-year-old girl from Rice were involved in that fatal wrong-way head-on collision in Washington County.