Minneapolis Meteorologist Recovering from Surgery

By Kevin Eck 

KMSP chief meteorologist Ian Leonard won’t be on-air for the Minneapolis Fox-owned station for a few weeks after having surgery to remove skin cancer.

“This summer I noticed a small painful red bump on my lower lip,” Leonard wrote on Facebook. “On July 20th I had a biopsy and a confirmation; squamous cell skin cancer. Monday I had MOHs surgery to remove the cancer.”

“Yesterday I had plastic surgery to repair my lower lip with over 40 stitches inside/out and eventually, in a few weeks, I will be back on the air,” he said. “Hopefully in time to perform the corn roast dance at the State Fair!”