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.
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.
Lantern Light Festival Opens In Shakopee
Canterbury Park in Shakopee is transforming into a world of lights from now into October. It's the Lantern Light Festival, a celebration of Chinese Culture. It's going on Thursdays-Sundays. Hours are 6-11pm through October 1, then 5pm-11pm October 5-22.
Gopher Game Time May Change Saturday
The Pac-12 conference is monitoring the air quality due to the fires in Oregon and they may have to consider alternative start times and maybe a different game day for Minnesota vs. Oregon State, scheduled for a 9 p.m. (Central) kickoff Saturday in Corvallis.
Man Charged In New Prague Crash
Frederick Luethe of Sparta, Wisconsin was killed in a single vehicle roll over crash in New Prague last week.
Contribute Water For The Ice For The Minnesota Wild
Do you have a favorite pond or lake that when it freezes you love to skate on it and maybe even play some hockey?