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.
Oil Market In Turmoil, Gas Prices Expected to Continue Falling
Gas prices could continue to fall with the oil market in turmoil. Collapsing demand for fuel during the COVID-19 pandemic has created a glut of oil, with storage capacity running short.
Allegiant Flights Down to 10% Load Factor, Some Flights Canceled
Allegiant, like most other airlines, are canceling flights.
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.
Costco Limiting the Number of Members in Its Stores
Costco Wholesale is limiting the number of members that can come into its stores. Starting this Friday Costco will allow no more than two people to enter the warehouse with each membership card. It's a temporary change to help with social distancing.
Construction Workers Considered Essential During ‘Stay At Home’
Construction work can continue as we go through Governor Tim Walz's "Stay At Home" order.
U.S. Attorney Urges You to Report COVID-19 Fraud
Be on the lookout for scammers trying to take advantage of you during the COVID-19 pandemic. That's the message from the U.S. Attorney's Office.
Target Giving Workers A Short Term Pay Raise
Target Corporation has announced that it is giving its workers a short term pay raise as they work long hours restocking shelves amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Menards Latest Retailer to Adjust Store Hours
Menards is the latest retailer to temporarily change its store hours in response to COVID-19.
Federal Help for People In Quarantine, Home With Kids
If you have been in quarantine due to coronavirus there is help on the way. Congress passed and President Trump has signed the "Families First Coronavirus Act".
Walmart Making More Changes to Store Hours
Walmart is adjusting its store hours again. They will now be open from 7:00 a.m. until 8:30 p.m., which will allow them more time to restock shelves and clean the store.