I'm originally from rural Itasca County, but have called St. Cloud my home for the past ten years. I've worn quite a few journalism hats during that time - reporter, news anchor, editor, producer, social media manager and videographer. I cover central Minnesota business topics, along with news from Cold Spring, Foley and St. Joseph. I'm a storyteller by nature, and I'm passionate about keeping my fellow central Minnesotans informed on topics and issues that affect their lives. I love running, camping in State Parks, seeing live music and spending time with my family at our Lake Superior cabin.
Walz, Experts Stress Importance of Mental Health Services Ahead of New Restrictions
Minnesota Governor Tim Walz and others Friday discussed the effect the COVID-19 pandemic and isolation can have on mental health, and outlined new funding dedicated to addressing the issue.
Court Rules Late MN Absentee Ballots Must Be Separated
The ruling doesn’t block Minnesota’s seven-day extension for counting absentee ballots, but it does order a lower court to issue a ruling that would keep the late arriving ballots separate.
MN Governors Release Video to Promote Voting, Civility
With less than a week before Election Day, a group of Minnesota governors have reached across party lines to remind Minnesotans to do their civic duty with “civility and decency.”
Walz Activates National Guard After Judge Drops 3rd Degree Murder Charge Against Chauvin
Governor Tim Walz Thursday activated the Minnesota National Guard to assist local law enforcement in public safety efforts in the Twin Cities metro area.
Two Arrested in Death of 8-Year-Old Elk River Girl
Thirty-year-old Brett Hallow and 28-year-old Sarah Hallow, both of Elk River, were arrested Friday evening.
Petters Victims Receive Over $22 Million in Forfeited Assets
The funds will compensate around 364 of Petters’ investor victims around the world.
Extra $600 Federal Unemployment Benefit Payments to End July 25
The week of July 25 is the last week for the additional benefit payment unless extended by the federal government.
Officials: Watch for Floating Bog In Rum River near Onamia
Anyone planning a trip down the Rum River from Onamia is asked to take caution due to a floating bog blocking the waterway.
Extended Time at Home Could Affect Pets, Expert Says
What happens to our furry pals when the COVID-19 pandemic ends and we humans return to work or school?
Somali Leader: “We All Need to Help Each Other Get Through this Troubled Time”
Somali-owned businesses following COVID-19 protocols, says local business owner and educator Hudda Ibrahim