I’m not exactly a St. Cloud native, but I might as well be. After growing up in Coon Rapids, MN, my family moved to St. Augusta where I attended South Jr. High and Tech High School. In 2016 I graduated from Augsburg College in Minneapolis with one degree in creative writing and another in film production. I also studied and minored in Spanish. I've been a part of the WJON news team since Oct. 2018 and my main beats are St. Cloud Area School District 742, non-profits, community and weekend events, and the city of Rockville. When I'm not working I enjoy reading, writing, listening to and making music, watching movies, and spending time with my family and our two dogs.
Minnesota Distributing $853 Million in COVID-19 Relief Funding
Communities across Minnesota will be receiving relief funding from the state during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
MDH Releases Long-Term Care Outdoor Visitation Guidelines
The Minnesota Department of Health released new guidelines on Thursday regarding outdoor visitation at long-term care facilities.
Deploying Guard Members Being Honored at Camp Ripley
Minnesota National Guard members deploying to the Horn of Africa will be given an official sendoff Friday at Camp Ripley.
Police Reform Package Announced for Special Legislative Session
Governor Tim Walz, Lieutenant Governor Peggy Flanagan, and members of the People of Color and Indigenous Caucus announced a legislative package Thursday that will be presented to the state house of representatives and state senate during the upcoming special session.
State and Faith Leaders Asking Protesters to Honor Curfew
Twin Cities community and faith leaders stood in solidarity with state leaders Saturday afternoon and called for Minnesotans protesting the death of George Floyd to stay home.
Minnesota Fully Mobilizing to End Violence in Twin Cities
In a news conference, Saturday morning, Governor Tim Walz, and law enforcement leaders discussed the next steps being taken in Minneapolis and St. Paul following another night of rioting and burning.
UPDATE: St. Cloud Police Find Missing Boy Safe
The St. Cloud Police Department and St. Cloud Fire Department have found a boy who went missing Thursday afternoon.
MDH Asking Doctors, Parents to Watch for Severe Illness in Kids
The Minnesota Department of Health is asking doctors and parents to keep an eye out for severe symptoms in children that may be related to COVID-19.
MN National Guard to Help with Increased Testing Efforts
Members of the Minnesota National Guard are helping with increased testing efforts across the state.
Menards Requiring Customers to Wear Face Masks
Another company will now be requiring shoppers to wear masks inside their stores.
Waite Park Man Dies in Motorcycle Crash
A Waite Park man died in a motorcycle crash near St. Rosa on Saturday.
New Website Helping Minnesotans Find COVID-19 Testing Sites
Governor Tim Walz and the Minnesota Department of Health announced a new online tool to help people across the state access COVID-19 testing now that the capacity has been expanded.
Surplus 2019 Homer Hankies Being Made into Face Masks
The Minnesota Twins are teaming up with a couple of local businesses to convert leftover 2019 Homer Hankies into cotton face masks.
Walz: JBS Plant To Be Example for Need of Wide-Spread Testing
Governor Tim Walz says the JBS Processing Plant in Worthington remains open following an outbreak of COVID-19.