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.
Woman Dies in Pine County House Fire
A woman has died in a house fire in Pine County. The Sheriff's Office says dispatch got a report of a fire on Highway 23 near Brook Park just before 8:00 p.m. Tuesday. The caller was the homeowner who said his house was on fire.
NWS Confirms 1 Tornado Touchdown from Labor Day Storm
A strong line of thunderstorms moved southeast across west-central Minnesota, the Twin Cities metro, and west-central Wisconsin on Monday night.
Sheriff: Dynamite Found in Litchfield Area Garage
Some dynamite was found and disposed of at a home in Meeker County. The Sheriff's Office says they were called to the home along Highway 12 north of Litchfield at 4:00 p.m. Monday.
Fire Causes Extensive Damage At St. Cloud Catholic School
Damage assessment continues Friday after a fire broke out at a St. Cloud Catholic school. The fire was reported at about 5:40 a.m. Thursday at 1615 11th Avenue South at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton.
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.