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.
Level 3 Sex Offender Moving to St. Cloud
The St. Cloud Police Department says 54-year-old Steven Odelius will be moving into a home in the 100 block of 12th Ave. N. on Oct. 5.
St. Joseph Vendor and Craft Event Set for Saturday
Over 40 vendors and crafters, along with a handful of food trucks, will be stationed behind the St. Joseph Government Center on Saturday.
St. Augusta American Legion Members Vote to Suspend NFL Broadcasts
Post Commander Mike Zenzen says the decision was made Wednesday following a vote involving St. Augusta American Legion Post 621 members.
Sauk Rapids-Rice Superintendent Confirms Positive COVID-19 Case at Pleasantview
Superintendent Brad Bergstrom Wednesday confirmed the positive case.
Bach Society Brings “Mini Concerts” to Central MN
The twin cities-based Bach Society of Minnesota is currently sponsoring dozens of "mini concerts" around Minnesota as part of their “Vagabond Season” series.
Business Strong, Steady for Collegeville Orchards
Autumn is here, and apple-picking season has arrived right along with it.
St. Cloud Pride Week Goes Digital Amid Pandemic
The 11th annual celebration of the St. Cloud area's LGBTQ community and allies will feature a familiar week-long lineup of events, but the majority will be held on virtual platforms.
Sherburne County Extends COVID Grant Programs
The Business Relief Fund provides grants of up to $30,000 to qualifying businesses with up to 50 full-time employees that can demonstrate that their business was adversely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
St. Cloud Walk To End Alzheimer’s on for Saturday – With Changes
St. Cloud’s annual Walk to End Alzheimer’s will look a bit different this year.
Rolling Ridge Debuting New Bar with Speakeasy-Themed Event
Rolling Ridge Wedding and Event Center, located along County Road 133 in St. Joseph, is hosting "The Root Cellar Revealed: Post-Season 1920s Themed Wood Fired Wednesday."
Holdingford Elementary Designated as a “School of Excellence”
The Minnesota Elementary School Principals’ Association says Holdingford, which serves over 580 students in grades pre-K through 6, was selected for the honor because of the school’s “commitment to modern teaching and learning.”
Bright, Bold Fall Colors in 2020? Wait and See, Forestry Expert Says
Val Cervenka, Forest Entomologist with the DNR, says weather, rainfall play defining roles in shaping autumn.