Val grew up in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (yep – she’s a Steelers fan, but she’s warmed up to the Vikings) and graduated from Point Park University in 2012. She’s been part of CBS Radio in Pittsburgh, Studstill Media in Illinois and now calls the Med City home! She and her husband, Will, enjoy Rochester’s craft beers and wine, hiking, and city/country balance. She also has a cat named Pantera – an adorable, long-haired black cat with green eyes! If you want to talk cats (or any animal really), hiking, movies, concerts, or pizza, Val is your girl!
Minnesota’s ‘Most Venomous’ Snake Found In Southeast Minnesota
Given the terrain, you probably wouldn't expect this type of snake to be in our area - but they are.
No More Assault Rifles At Dick’s Sporting Goods In Minnesota
This is clearly a hot topic, and one national company is taking the first stand.
Minnesota Kittens Get Their Own Super Bowl ‘Miracle’
It's hard to resist the cuteness that is any kitten ever. The Minnesota Board of Animal Health and Hallmark Channel agreed!
Ten Of The Smallest Minnesota Towns
Hint: A lot of them are basically lakes and farms.
Sugarland Is Coming To Minnesota
THIS IS NOT A DRILL. Sugarland is coming to the land of 10,000 lakes!
The FCC Repeals Net Neutrality Rules
We didn't think it'd be over - but it is.
How To Make Sure Your Gift Arrives In Time For Christmas
The US Postal Service has announced some important deadlines that you'll want to know.
Could You Pass This Minnesota Driving Test? – [QUIZ]
I'll admit it, a year-and-a-half ago I almost didn't pass my Minnesota written driver's test! It was actually really hard, and about 40 questions long.
Garrison Keillor Fired By MPR
Another one. We're not kidding.
3 Christmas Tree Farms You Need To Visit In Southeast Minnesota
Believe it or not, we've been seeing PLENTY of signs of Christmas already in southeast Minnesota - and we still have to get through Thanksgiving!