I'm a 1996 graduate of St. Cloud State University and have been with WJON for 24 years as a news reporter and anchor. While the news is my business, sports are my love. I am a big fan of the Vikings, Twins, Gopher's basketball, the Wolves, and Wild. My favorite pastimes include snowmobiling, golfing, and movies.
Emerald Ash Borer Discovered in Two More Minnesota Counties
The invasive insect Emerald Ash Borer has been found in two more Minnesota counties.
Pheasant Population Explodes in Southwestern Minnesota
Good news for pheasant hunters who are planning to go for the ringnecks in southwestern or west-central Minnesota this fall.
Minnesota DNR Launches Fall Color Finder
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has launched its Fall Color Finder.
Minnesota DNR Offering Free Park Day on Saturday
Saturday will be a good day to go visit one of Minnesota's State Parks because it won't cost you a daily parking pass that day.
Farmers’ Almanac Predicting “The BRRR Is Back” for Winter 2024
The Farmers' Almanac is out with its 2023-2024 Winter Outlook and it's calling for a traditional winter to return.
Central MN Counties Considering Cannabis Public Use Ordinance
Benton County commissioners will consider a public use ordinance governing marijuana use in the county.
El Nino Could Signal Warmer Minnesota Winter Ahead
NOAA's Climate Prediction Center has announced an El Nino weather pattern has officially formed.
Dry Weather May Provide Mosquito Relief in Minnesota
Dry weather conditions and hot temperatures may soon provide some relief from a bumper crop of mosquitoes.
Wildlife Experts Advise Leaving Abandoned Wildlife Alone
Spring and early summer are the prime time of year to encounter wild animals in Minnesota.