I’m 26 years young and the oldest of five kids in my family. I went to Apollo High School and graduated from St. Cloud State University with a degree in broadcast journalism. When I told my parents that I wanted to be in radio, I don’t think they were surprised. My mom swears that I started talking when I was six months old and never stopped (sure I did mom). I love everything about media. For that reason, I went to school for TV journalism, worked as a news reporter for a few years and hosted weekend shows on two of our sister stations. I left radio for six short months to be the media relations specialist at College of Saint Benedict and Saint John’s University. But, you know what they say, “you can take the girl out of radio but you can’t take radio out of the girl.” I’m back and so excited to be living out my dream every day. I have a massive crush on Billy Currington. Billy, if you see this consider it a serious marriage proposal.
Minnesota’s Guide To The Proper Thanksgiving Etiquette
If you're hosting Thanksgiving for the first time, there are somethings you need to keep in mind. I like to call it Minnesota's "Thanksgiving Etiquette." Hosting parties is a tough job, so if you're not hosting Thanksgiving this year, definitely remember to show some appreci…
Here’s What Your Favorite Thanksgiving Pie Really Says About You
I could literally eat pie everyday for the rest of my life and never get sick of eating it. There are just so many different kinds to enjoy. Here's what your favorite pie says about you!
Is It Green Bean Casserole Or Green Bean Hotdish In Minnesota?
I have to make a confession and apologize to Adam from the Workday Mix. He asked me a few weeks ago if Minnesotans referred to one of his favorite Thanksgiving dishes as 'green bean hotdish'. At first, my answer was YES! After all, we don't call things casserole in Minnesota.
My Hope For YOU This Thanksgiving
The first few years we were together it was a little frustrating to have to rush through our holiday weekend making sure to stop in and see every single person. I felt like no matter how long we spent at each dinner, it was never enough. I always felt like we were disappointing someone by leaving to…
Sartell’s Country Lights Festival Set To Open Dec. 1
The 2018 Country Lights Festival is set to open for the season on Dec. 1 around Sartell's Lake Francis. Lights will be on from dusk to dawn every day of the week.
Central Minnesota’s Best Christmas Light Displays
If you're a Christmas light lover, then you're in luck! Central Minnesota has some pretty breath taking displays for you and your family to enjoy. So, warm up the car, grab a big cup of cocoa, pack a few Christmas cookies and get ready to experience some Christmas magic with these festive …
13 Signs You’re A Christmas Addict
It takes one to know one. I'll admit it...I'm a Christmas addict. My name is Ashli and I have a sickness...that sickness is called CHRISTMAS. It really is 'the most wonderful time of the year.' I even sang that last part as I wrote it. Anyway, here's how to spot the Christma…
I Accidentally Wore My Dirty Garage Slippers To Work, I’m So Embarrassed
Do you ever have that dream where you show up to work in your pajamas? I've had that dream a few times in my life and I've also had a few close encounters in real life.
7 Ways To Avoid Crowds & The Flu This Year
I hate cold and flu season, and it saddens me to say that it's here...early. My son came down with the stomach flu last Monday and it's still kind of lingering around. Last year, he was just a newborn and didn't get sick AT ALL. I chalk it up to the fact that we really didn't go …
My Build Your Own ‘Thanksgiving Cheesecake Bar’ Recipe
My family is pretty typical with our Thanksgiving traditions. We always get together and have turkey, stuffing, potatoes, gravy, green bean casserole and the whole nine yards. This year I had a great idea! For dessert, suggested we try a 'build your own cheesecake bar.'
St. Cloud Man Wins Dream Getaway 38
Congratulations to Mike Verkinnes of St. Cloud— the winner of Dream Getaway #38! We called Mike this morning to let him know that he had won the trip of a lifetime.
Why I Think It’s OK To Shop On Thanksgiving
Let me start by saying, I KNOW I'm going to get a lot of hate for this. But, I think it's OK to shop on Thanksgiving, and often times I do. Hear me out first before you call me out.