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.
Cornerstone Buffet and Restaurant Closed; Owner to Focus on Event Catering
Cornerstone, located at 101 7th Street North, announced the decision to close via Facebook in mid-June.
Nearly 50 COVID-19 Cases Traced to Customers of Pickled Loon
Health officials say a total of 47 COVID-19-positive people reported visiting the Pickled Loon in mid-June.
Big Brothers Big Sisters Holds Successful Virtual Fundraiser
The nonprofit's “Our Big Night” gala, held virtually due to COVID-19, raised nearly $180,000.
St. Joseph to Host Socially-Distanced Fourth of July Fireworks
The annual show is set for Thursday at 10:00 p.m.
Officials Release Name of Man Who Died of Apparent Suicide Following Chase
The Midwest Medical Examiner’s Office says 19-year-old Noah Johnson of St. Cloud died of suicide due to a gunshot wound.
Quarry Cinema in Cold Spring Open for Business
Quarry Cinema 5, located on Highway 23, reopened last weekend with limited hours and screenings.
Man Sought in Connection with Multiple Crimes Dies of Apparent Suicide
The suspect's name has not been released.
Hernandez Burritos Open for Business in Sauk Rapids
Hernandez Burritos opened on June 15 at 31 Benton Drive North, the space formerly occupied by Smokin’ D’s BBQ.
State Accepting Applications from Small Businesses for COVID-19 Relief Grants
Businesses with 50 or fewer employees are eligible for grants of up to $10,000.
Masks Required on SCSU Campus this Fall
Face coverings will be required for all students, faculty, staff and visitors inside all St. Cloud State buildings.
Community Donation Challenge Raises over $40k for Catholic Charities
The Find a Way initiative exceeded its goal.
Jupiter Moon Ice Cream Opening Shop in St. Joseph
Jupiter Moon will be moving into the Millstream Shops and Lofts complex in downtown St. Joseph.