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.
UPDATE: Missing Sherburne County Boy Found Safe
Six-year-old named Ethan went missing from Highway 25 and County Road 16, northeast of Clear Lake, just after 4 p.m. Tuesday
Art As You Like It Reopens in St. Cloud
Studio reopened Tuesday at 630 Lincoln Ave. SE.
20K Gallons of Liquid Manure Leaks Near Holdingford
Authorities say leak spilled into lowland area
Council: More Research Needed Before Caribou Coffee Approval
The topic has appeared on the council's agenda before.
Plato’s Closet Reopens in New, Larger Space
Plato's Closet moved to Division Place Plaza, 2720 West Division Street, into the former Godfather's Pizza storefront.
Studio B Dance Opens in Sartell
Studio B will offer a range of dance classes for students of all ages.
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.