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.
Central Minnesota Man Sentenced for Murdering Young Boys
A Benton County judge has sentenced a former St. Joseph man to 25 years in prison for killing a 7-month-old boy in Rice.
Grand Jury Indicts Press Bar Owner on Federal Charges
The owner of the Press Bar and Parlor faces federal charges after a grand jury indicted him on three counts related to the fire that destroyed the downtown St. Cloud bar.
UPDATE: St. Joseph Man Pleads Guilty to Murdering A Second Child
A St. Joseph man who pleaded guilty to fatally beating a 7-month old child in 2018, also pleaded guilty Tuesday to 2nd-degree murder in the death of a different child in 2015.
St. Joseph Man Pleads Guilty to Murdering Child
A St. Joseph man accused of killing a 7-month-old boy in Rice has pleaded guilty.
Man Formally Charged After Child Fatally Shot in St. Cloud
Stearns County prosecutors have filed charges against an Illinois man in the death of a 5-year-old child Friday.
Watch for Slow-Moving Farm Equipment on Roads This Fall
State transportation officials are reminding you to keep an eye out for farm machinery out on the roads this fall.
Six Arrested in Central Minnesota Drug Trafficking Operation
Six people were arrested in a drug trafficking investigation between Minneapolis and central Minnesota.
Paynesville Woman Charged With Murdering Disabled Daughter
A Paynesville woman is charged with 2nd-degree intentional murder and manslaughter in the death of her disabled child in June.
DNR Urges ATV Safety as Fatalities Reach 10-Year High
Fall is the most popular time of year for off-highway vehicle riding and the Minnesota DNR is urging safety.
Son of Former Vikings Player Pleads Guilty to Killing His Parents
A man police say killed his parents in their Long Prairie home has pleaded guilty just weeks before his jury trial was scheduled to begin.
Boy Hurt in Fireworks Accident
A 12-year-old boy is hurt after a firework went off in his hand Monday.
Boy Safe After Falling into Stearns County Liquid Manure Pit
A scary moment for the family of a two-year-old boy who fell into a liquid manure pit Monday night.
Governor Walz Declares Tuesday Worker Memorial Day
Governor Tim Walz has declared Tuesday Worker Memorial Day in Minnesota.
MN Health Commissioner Says COVID-19 Doubling Rate Has Slowed
There's some encouraging news out of the latest COVID-19 update by Minnesota Governor Tim Walz and his cabinet Tuesday.