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.
Xcel Energy Says Sherco Plant 3 to Close by 2030
Xcel Energy says they'll be closing Sherco Plant 3 in Becker in 2030. The company's announcement Monday includes the retirement of its last two coal plants in the Upper Midwest a decade earlier than scheduled.
Update: Man Dies After Vehicle Gets Stuck On Tracks
An update for you on the deadly crash involving a train Wednesday morning. The Sherburne County Sheriff's Office says a man died after the vehicle he was driving got stuck on the railroad tracks and was hit by the train.
Sauk Rapids Man Dies in Northern Minnesota Boating Accident
A Sauk Rapids man died in a boating accident over the weekend. The Becker County Sheriff's Office says the incident happened just after 11:00 a.m. Sunday on Island Lake, about 18 miles northeast of Detroit Lakes.
Update: State Patrol Names 2 People Killed in Crash
The Minnesota State Patrol has released the names of two people killed in a crash in Elk River.
Pedestrian Struck, Killed in Elk River
A 36-year-old Elk River man was struck and killed while trying to walk across the highway.
Minnesota Man and Illinois Man Killed in Michigan Snowmobile Crash
A Darwin, Minnesota man and an Illinois man were killed in a head-on snowmobile crash in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula Friday evening.
Sheriff: Jayme Closs Has Been Found Alive
On Thursday evening the Barron County Sheriff’s Department was notified by the Douglas County, Wisconsin Sheriff’s Department that they had located Jayme Closs alive.
New Year Brings Higher Minimum Wage to Minnesota
Minnesota's minimum wage will be adjusted for inflation on Tuesday, New Year's Day.
Pedestrian Hit By Vehicle Along Highway 23 East of St. Cloud
A pedestrian suffered life-threatening injuries when he was struck by a jeep while walking along the highway. The Minnesota State Patrol says it happened at about 1:30 a.m. Sunday on Highway 23 east of St. Cloud in Benton County's Minden Township.
Wife of Holdingford Teacher, Coach Killed in Crash Near Sartell
The community of Holdingford has been rocked by the news of a deadly crash involving one of their own. Thirty-year-old Casey Myers, and her unborn baby, were killed in a crash Monday morning near Sartell.