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.
Garden Centers to Reopen Following Stay at Home Order Adjustment
Local garden center reopening with special morning hours for high-risk shoppers
Sexual Assault Awareness Month Focused on Ending Sex Trafficking
19th annual Sexual Assault Awareness Month being observed this April.
SCSU Offers Free Online Support Services to Students During Shutdown
Peer Wellness Coaching program using Zoom to help students maintain their academic, physical and emotional health while learning remotely
Heroes Among Us: Print Shop Promotion Benefits Small Businesses
A-Plus Performance in Maple Lake donating portions of sales to other local businesses with "Here for Good Minnesota" campaign.
COVID-19 Pandemic Inspires New Nonprofit
NorthStar Neighbor matches healthy volunteers under 60 with seniors or those at high risk of complications due to COVID-19.
Foley to Light Up Football Field as Part of National Movement
#BeTheLight, a movement that began in Texas, encourages schools around the country to light up their athletic fields.
Heroes Among Us: Sartell Woman Receives Surprise Grocery Delivery
For Sartell resident Susan Norton, help arrived when she least expected it.
Bernick’s Supports Customers with Free Banners Advertising Carryout Service
Bernick's is printing signs advertising take-out options for their clients in central Minnesota and beyond.
‘We Aren’t Going To Test You’ – Local Woman Describes ER Trip for COVID-19 Symptoms
31-year-old Holly Dodge suspects she has COVID-19, but may never know for sure.
Heroes Among Us: Bartender Creates “Virtual Tip Jar” to Help Laid-Off Workers
The Central MN Nice Virtual Tip Jar converts donations into gift cards to help laid-off workers cover the essentials.
St. Cloud State Building Face Shields for Local Medical Workers
Environmental and Technological Studies faculty are using 3D printers and laser engravers to turn donated materials into face shields for CentraCare employees.
Heroes Among Us: Specialty Clinic Nurse Cares for High-Risk Patients
Nurse who manages clinical care for high-risk patients in St. Cloud area "keeps a positive attitude," colleague says.