Here's a WJON FlashBriefing for June 12, 2017.

 

 

SEVERE WEATHER -- Powerful storms swept through Central Minnesota Sunday morning, downing trees and power lines. Thousands were without power in the wake of the storms. The worst in our area was in the Eden Valley area, but there are damage reports stretching from Paynesville, to Richmond, Sartell and St. Cloud. (MORE)

Strong winds flipped a camper and pick-up in Meeker County. Two people, hurt. (MORE)

A lineman working for a power company in the Becker area was hurt while working to restore power. Airlifted to HCMC. (MORE)

 

The clean-up continues. And in Waite Park, the city's picking up trees in heavily affected areas. Just cut up the tree limbs, branches and tree trunks into manageable places and put them along your burn for city pick-up. (MORE)

More severe storms are possible -- especially late Tuesday afternoon and evening. Stay tuned. (MORE)

 

POLICE CHASE -- A Montana man led police in Benton County on a lengthy chase Saturday night that ended with 48-year-old Scott Lamm of Babb, Montana abandoning his vehicle on a gravel road in Mille Lacs County. Lamm was found hding in the weeds and arrested on fleeing, false name and other driving violations. (MORE)

 

DOWNTOWN COUNCIL LEADER -- The leader of the St. Cloud Downtown Council is leaving her position after 16 years. Pegg Gustafson will work as government and member relations director at a credit union. (MORE)

 

NATIONAL CHAMPION -- And congratulations, Todd DeZurik. The Metro Bus Dial-a-Ride driver is a national champion driver, winning his division at the 2017 National Community Transit Roadeo in Detroit last weekend. (MORE)