I was born in Duluth, Minnesota and raised on Steve Martin comedy records and Jello Pudding Pops, the latter was responsible for my Jabba The Hut Phase in 6th grade. My only surviving schools are Grant Elementary (Go Grizzlies!) and UMD (Go Bulldogs!), having attended both Washington Junior HS (Go artsty apartment building!) and Duluth Central HS (Go...Condos?! ). Radio has always been in my life with my dad programing WGGR and later doing The David John & Granny Show for WDSM. My first job in radio was in college with John Michaels and a fun crew at KZIO, where I learned a lot, and I have stayed in it ever since. Working with the amazing staff at B105 is only topped by all the cool listeners I get to meet along the way. It's always fun to be at events and meet everyone. You may also find me playing volleyball, bowling or running the Gary Bjorklund Half Marathon or random 5Ks. If you do, make sure to say hi and we can grab a beer together.
Cloquet Community Clean Up Encourages Productive Walks
It's a great way to get outside, get exercise, practice social distancing and beautify our cities. I think every Northland community should do this!
Federal REAL ID Enforcement Deadline Pushed to 2021
With the nation battling a national health crisis, the United States Department of Homeland Security has pushed the REAL ID enforcement deadline into next year.
Cloquet Closing All Outdoor Play Structures
This will be effective immediately and will impact all outdoor play structures including playgrounds and athletic facilities.
Rainfall Monitoring Network Needs Volunteers
If you find yourself with extra time on your hands and you want a reason to get outdoors, then volunteer for the Community Collaborative Rain, Hail and Snow Network.
Veterans Memorial Hall Cancels Spring VMH 5K Fun Run/Walk
Fingers are crossed that they can reschedule for a date later this year.
Essentia Health Expands Video Appointments For Patients
In an effort to reduce the number of patients coming and going at Essentia Health, they are expanding video appointments.
Phase III Superior Street Reconstruction Project Set To Begin
While many aspects of our lives have been disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic, one thing set to continue on as scheduled is the Superior Street Reconstruction project.
Fitger’s 5K Officially Postponed, New Date Announced
In the wake of all that is going on in the Northland and the world, Grandma's Marathon has made a decision regarding the Fitger's 5K, which was scheduled for April 18.
Minnesota Vikings Kick Dan Bailey Signs Three-Year Contract Extension
The Minnesota Vikings have hopefully ended their kicker drama for the next several seasons by signing current kicker Dan Bailey to a three-year contract extension.
UPDATE: Miller Hill Mall To Temporarily Close
Following an announcement of reduced hours, mall officials have decided to temporarily close the Duluth's mall.
Virtual Run/Walks Will Get You Exercise + Away From Crowds
As more and more events get cancelled, such as the Saint Fennessy 4K, there is still a way to do a 5K, 10K and even a half marathon that includes shirts, medals and no crowds.
Karl-Anthony Towns Donates $100,000 to Mayo Clinic for COVID-19 Testing
This will ultimately help Mayo Clinic increase its COVID-19 testing capacity from 200 per day to over 1,000 in coming weeks.