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.
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.
Socially-Distanced Visitation Allows for Grieving During Pandemic
Due to the Covid-19 restrictions, visitors will stay in their vehicles and drive under the funeral home's carport to view the casket.
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.
Extended Time at Home Could Affect Pets, Expert Says
What happens to our furry pals when the COVID-19 pandemic ends and we humans return to work or school?
JCPenney Extends Store Closures
Furloughed workers will keep health benefits, company says.
Coping with Stress and Anxiety During a Pandemic
Seal Dwyer, licensed therapist based in St. Cloud, talks about stress management and mental health help.
New Data Shows Sexual Exploitation of Teens on the Rise
Minnesota Department of Health: Around 5,000 teens report trading sex for money, other items of value
Parent Company of Famous Dave’s to Acquire Granite City Chain
Minnetonka-based BBQ Holdings, Inc. announced the move Thursday.
New App Seeks to Make Teachers “Experts” on Their Students
Enlight app compiles information on student interests, hobbies, passions