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.
‘Buffalo Strong’ Seeks to Unite City in the Wake of Deadly Attack
Buffalo Strong is a web-based community hub for residents seeking ways to donate, volunteer, or find solidarity in the wake of the deadly shooting.
Walz Activates National Guard After Judge Drops 3rd Degree Murder Charge Against Chauvin
Governor Tim Walz Thursday activated the Minnesota National Guard to assist local law enforcement in public safety efforts in the Twin Cities metro area.
New Program to Provide Extra $300 a Week to Unemployed Minnesotans
The Lost Wages Assistance program, managed by FEMA, will provide individuals receiving unemployment benefits with an extra $300 a week.
Bicyclist Listed in Critical Condition After Holdingford Crash
Crash happened Tuesday at the intersection of Main Street and the Wobegon Trail.
UPDATE: Victim of Suspected Homicide in Big Lake Identified
Sherburne County Sheriff Joel Brott identified her as 62-year-old Rosalie Johnson.
Extra $600 Federal Unemployment Benefit Payments to End July 25
The week of July 25 is the last week for the additional benefit payment unless extended by the federal government.
State Accepting Applications from Small Businesses for COVID-19 Relief Grants
Businesses with 50 or fewer employees are eligible for grants of up to $10,000.
Walz Reinforces Staunch Support for Bonding Bill
The Local Jobs and Projects Plan, originally unveiled in January, is a priority item for state lawmakers in special session.
Gov. Walz Announces Special Session of MN Legislature
Session to address police reform, economic recovery will begin Friday.
Mall of America Retailers Will Begin Reopening June 1
The mall made the announcement Thursday on the heels of Governor Tim Walz’s decision to relax Minnesota’s stay at home order.
RCTC and Other MNSCU Campuses Suspending Classes
System also canceling large gatherings until May 1.
Man Accused of Assaulting Woman Tased By Police, Dies at Hospital
10 block of Wilson Ave. SE remains closed during investigation
Feds Called in to Probe Press Bar Fire
Nearly 25 members of the bureau's National Response Team arrived in St. Cloud Friday
Sherburne County Jail Inmate Assaults Correctional Officer
Officer hospitalized with serious injuries after Monday morning attack