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.
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.
Uninsured Minnesotans Eligible for Free COVID-19 Tests
Test costs will be fully covered for people who apply and meet certain criteria.
Bed Bath & Beyond Closing 200 Stores: List of Locations Not Released
The New Jersey-based home goods retailer has not announced which stores will be shuttered.
CentraCare Begins Asymptomatic COVID-19 Testing For All Hospital Inpatients
CentraCare says patients who need to be hospitalized will still be admitted while test results are pending.
Masks Required on SCSU Campus this Fall
Face coverings will be required for all students, faculty, staff and visitors inside all St. Cloud State buildings.
Minnesota State Freezing Fall Tuition for Undergrads
The freeze will hold tuition rates at the level charged for fiscal year 2020 for students at all 30 Minnesota State schools.
Stretch of Veterans Drive Closed Starting Monday
Veterans Drive between 12th Avenue North and 20th Avenue North will be closed in both directions for a week.
Hundreds Gather Peacefully in St. Cloud to Remember George Floyd [GALLERY, VIDEO]
Flowers will be delivered to memorial spot in Minneapolis near where Floyd was arrested.
Memorial for George Floyd to be Held Friday in St. Cloud
The memorial will take place at Lake George Friday from 5:00 to 7:00 pm.
Churches Plan to Defy Executive Order, Reopen Early
The Minnesota Catholic Conference and The Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod sent letters to Governor Tim Walz and Attorney General Keith Ellison Wednesday.
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.
Pandemic Creating Spike in Sales for Meat Markets
Coronavirus pandemic has turned what would normally be a slower season into a busy, and highly profitable one.