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.
Strong Storms, Heavy Rain Possible on Tuesday
Storms will develop late this afternoon across western MN, spread eastward tonight, and exit to the south Wednesday. Large hail, damaging winds, and a few tornadoes are possible, particularly in the enhanced risk area.
Special Displays Mark 10 Year Anniversary of I-35W Bridge Collapse
On Tuesday of next week it will be the 10 year anniversary of the I-35W bridge collapse in Minneapolis. The Minnesota Historical Society is remembering the event with a new display.
St. Joseph Woman Hurt in Rear End Crash on I-94
A St. Joseph woman was hurt in a rear end crash on Interstate 94. The Minnesota State Patrol says it happened just before 4:30 p.m. Sunday in the eastbound lanes just west of Clearwater.
Motorcyclist Hurt in Collision With Deer
A Kingston man was hurt in a motorcycle crash. The Minnesota State Patrol says it happened at about 5:45 a.m. Thursday on Highway 55 west of Rockford in Wright County.
Two Kids Rescued from Sauk River in St. Cloud
Two kids were rescued from the Sauk River in St. Cloud Wednesday night. The Stearns County Sheriff's Office says the incident started just after 8:00 p.m.
More Rounds of Storms Possible
It will be warm and humid today, but dry. Showers and thunderstorms will return to the area for Friday into Saturday. Severe weather and locally heavy rainfall will be possible both days.
St. Joseph Park Going to the Dogs
After years of planning, St. Joseph dog owners are finally getting a dog park in their town. The city council approved the plan during Monday night's meeting.
Patrol: Wind Blows Car Off the Road in Sherburne County
An Elk River woman was hurt when the car she was driving was blown off the road. The Minnesota State Patrol says it happened just before 8:30 p.m. Monday on Highway 169 in Baldwin Township, south of Princeton.
UPDATE: Severe Thunderstorm Watch For Stearns, Benton Counties
The National Weather Service has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Watch for several counties in north central Minnesota, including Stearns and Benton counties until 11:00 p.m..
Sheriff: Hackers Steal Money from Long Prairie Woman’s Computer
A Long Prairie woman had money stolen from her bank account when she allowed someone remote access to her computer. The Todd County Sheriff's Office says they were notified of the internet scam on Saturday.
Fire Crews Respond to Early Morning House Fire in Meeker County
Fire crews were called to a house fire in Meeker County early Friday morning. The Sheriff's Office says the call came in at about 1:15 a.m. for a home on 710th Avenue in Kingston Township.
Storms Possible Again on Saturday
Hot and humid conditions return along with a chance of thunderstorms on Saturday, some of which could be strong to severe from eastern MN into western WI.