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.
Snowfest Kicks Off Saturday in St. Joseph
A new socially-distanced winter event is taking place this weekend in St. Joseph.
Krewe Restaurant, Milk and Honey Ciders Receive National Recognition
Two St. Joseph businesses have been honored by national publications.
St. Cloud Warming Shelter Raising Money for Showers
A newly established warming shelter in St. Cloud for people experiencing homelessness is busy – and raising money to install showers.
Labor Groups Hosting Free Food Event in St. Cloud Saturday
The event will be held at the St. Cloud Labor Temple, located at 1903 4th Street North, starting at noon and running for as long as supplies last.
Red Barn Dairy Queen Has New Owner, Will Be Open Year-Round
Jake Asfeld takes over for Virgil and Lori Flock, who owned the Red Barn Dairy Queen for almost 30 years.
Foley Fun Days Event is Back On in 2021
The festivities, which include a parade, are scheduled for June 21-23.
St. Cloud Man Cited for Shooting Darts Into Squirrels
Callers reported seeing squirrels with darts sticking out of their bodies on the city's East Side.
Full In-Person Learning for ROCORI Begins Tuesday
The district will reinstate in-person learning for grades 10-12 beginning on Tuesday – and for the first time this year, all of the district’s students will be in the same learning model at the same time.
U of M Doctor Discusses Link Between Iron Deficiency and Long-Term Mental Health
New studies led by a University of Minnesota researcher have demonstrated that a lack of iron can have dangerous and permanent effects on the growth and development of the human brain.
Pearl Lake Lodge Sold by Longtime Owners
Pearl Lake Lodge, located at 10600 County Road 8, has been sold by longtime owners Tom “Rudy” and Holly Ruether.
River’s Edge Convention Center, Local Movie Theatres Awarded Relief Grants
The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) has announced $14 million in relief to convention centers and movie theatres hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic.
St. Cloud Shelters Care for People Experiencing Homelessness Amid Freezing Temps
Central Minnesota is about to experience a weekend of dangerously cold weather. Fortunately, the number of walk-in centers providing warmth and safety for people experiencing homelessness has grown in recent years and months.