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.
St. Cloud Hospital Makes Newsweek’s “Best Hospitals” List
The magazine rated CentraCare – St. Cloud Hospital as number 45 in the nation and number two in Minnesota.
CentraCare Rolling Out Changes to Visitor Policy
The new guidelines will allow each adult patient to have one healthy adult visitor. Minor patients will be allowed to have two adult visitors.
Holiday Fundraiser Aims to Provide Gifts for Homeless Youth
The effort, spearheaded by local business owner Tanner Neubauer, will support buying gifts for 25 young people served by Pathways 4 Youth.
MN Officials Share Tentative COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Plan
Walz said the COVID-19 vaccine rollout plan is still under construction.
Area Families Transitioning Out of Homelessness Receive Household Supplies
This winter, 45 St. Cloud families will receive a collection of household essentials, thanks to a collaborative effort by Bremer Bank and United Way.
Stearns County Extending Drive-Thru Ballot Drop-Off Hours
The Stearns County Service Center in Waite Park will have extended drive-thru hours for dropping off ballots beginning Tuesday.
Catholic Charities Now Accepting Sponsors for Share the Spirit Program
Share the Spirit assists families in need by matching them with individuals and organizations able to donate gifts and grocery gift cards.
One Hurt in Three Semi Crash in Darwin
The crash happened Monday just before 8:00 a.m. at the intersection of Hwy 12 and 650th Ave.
St. Augusta American Legion Members Vote to Suspend NFL Broadcasts
Post Commander Mike Zenzen says the decision was made Wednesday following a vote involving St. Augusta American Legion Post 621 members.
Two Hurt in Semi-SUV Crash in Meeker County
DASSEL -- Two people were taken to the hospital after a crash between a semi and an SUV in Dassel. The Minnesota State Patrol says the crash happened Thursday around 10:30 a.m. at the intersection of Highway 12 and Highway 15. The semi, driven by 72-year-old Paul Weidenhoeft of Oconomowoc, WI was northbound on Highway 15, and the SUV, driven by 51-year-old Arick Kirk of Minneapolis was eastbound o
Confederate Flag Outside of Cold Spring Home Draws Protesters [GALLERY]
Group carried signs, wrote chalk messages in front of the home on 5th Ave. across from ROCORI High School.
Coborn’s Rolling Out Mask Policy for Customers Monday
Customers of Coborn’s, Cash Wise, and Marketplace Foods supermarket and liquor stores in Minnesota and Wisconsin will be asked to wear masks.