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.
Common Roots Kicking Off 3rd Year of Live, Local Tunes
The four-day community event includes over 200 musical artists performing in 12 downtown venues.
Screws and Nails Scattered on Sherburne County Roads
Screws and nails are showing up on roads in Sherburne County and causing car damage.
Avon Woman Shines Online as Lifestyle Blogger
With a quarter of a million Facebook followers and partnerships with home design companies, Melissa Woods has turned her passion into a thriving business.
St. Joseph City Council Votes Down Caribou Coffee
A pair of developers hoping to open a Caribou Coffee in St. Joseph are back to the drawing board.
In Wake of Storms, Nonprofit Says Watch Fraud
Parts of central Minnesota were pummeled by hail last week, and the Central Minnesota Homebuilders Association (CMBA) says this often results in phony contractors looking to prey on misfortune.
St. Joseph Mayor Earns Statewide Honor
A local community leader has received statewide recognition for his work helping outstate Minnesota towns grow and succeed.
Part of Benton County Road Closing August 1st
A portion of Benton County Road 2 near Little Rock Lake could be closed for construction beginning on August 1.
Thousands Honor Cold Spring Officer Tom Decker At Burial Services [VIDEO, PHOTOS]
Hundreds upon hundreds of law enforcement officers, lights flashing, led the procession on Wednesday afternoon from Collegeville's St. John's Abbey, through Cold Spring and Richmond, before arriving in the tiny community of St. Nicholas to bury one of their own, Cold Spring's Tom Deck…
SCSU Students React to Deadly Assault [AUDIO]
It's been several days since a deadly attack against 20 year old Colton Gleason in St. Cloud, and SCSU students are beginning to react to the news.
St. Cloud Law Enforcement, Military, Citizens Remember 9-11 [GALLERY]
More than 100 people, including police, fire and military personnel, bowed their heads in observance of the 11th anniversary since the attacks on September 11th, 2001.