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.
Food Safety Expert Has Tips for Turkey Prep
Suzanne Driessen, Food Safety Educator with the University of Minnesota Extension Office in St. Cloud, says there are a number of steps to take, and things to keep in mind, to ensure a delicious and safe meal for everyone.
Walz, Experts Stress Importance of Mental Health Services Ahead of New Restrictions
Minnesota Governor Tim Walz and others Friday discussed the effect the COVID-19 pandemic and isolation can have on mental health, and outlined new funding dedicated to addressing the issue.
St. Joseph Temporarily Suspends Lodging Tax
The three-percent tax won't be collected from Dec. 1 through June 1, 2021.
Walz Announces Host of Restrictions as COVID-19 Surges Across MN
Speaking via video from his home, Walz announced a host of virus-stemming restrictions to take effect Friday.
Coborn’s Hiring Hundreds in Advance of Holiday Season
Coborn’s aims to hire hundreds of employees in multiple states in preparation for the upcoming holiday season.
Sauk Rapids Church to Host Human Trafficking Prevention Training
Thursday’s Human Trafficking Prevention Training event will be held at Discovery Church in Sauk Rapids starting at 7:00 p.m.
Coborn’s, Inc. to Provide Free COVID-19 Vaccines
Coborn’s will offer the COVID-19 vaccine free of charge to customers once it becomes publicly available.
Rockville City Hall Closed to Public
City officials Monday made the decision to close the building, located at 229 Broadway Street East, due to the rising number of COVID-19 cases in the area.
St. Ben’s/St. John’s Fine Arts Season Goes Virtual
The season, featuring a mix of performances and interactive workshops, will be held entirely in virtual space with ticket prices on a sliding scale.
Career Solutions Offering Help for Job Seekers at St. Cloud Public Library
St. Cloud-based employment agency Career Solutions is setting up shop at the St. Cloud Public Library to help job seekers.
Coborn’s Adds New Cart Sanitizing Equipment
Coborn’s says it has added a new measure to minimize the spread of COVID-19 in stores.
Veterans Day Program Held at Wilson Park [GALLERY]
Ceremony included rededication of two granite boulders installed in 2005 in honor of veterans.