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.
As Snow Melts, Keep Tabs on Roof, Pro Says
The annual spring thaw is right around the corner – and with it, spring home maintenance.
Man Charged with Trooper Assault, Burglary Pleads Guilty
Twenty-nine-year-old Devan Wilson pleaded guilty to first-degree burglary and third-degree assault on Friday in Stearns County District Court.
Authorities Looking for Camper Taken from Little Falls RV Store
A tan and brown multi-colored 2018 Rockwood Travel Trailer with a MN License reading RW25718 was reportedly stolen off Hilmerson’s RV lot.
Christmas Tree Sales Surging, Says Local Tree Farm
The holiday season has arrived, and Christmas tree sellers across the country are reporting a surge in business.
Food Safety Expert Has Tips for Turkey Prep
Suzanne Driessen, Food Safety Educator with the University of Minnesota Extension Office in St. Cloud, says there are a number of steps to take, and things to keep in mind, to ensure a delicious and safe meal for everyone.
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.