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.
Red Barn Dairy Queen Has New Owner, Will Be Open Year-Round
Jake Asfeld takes over for Virgil and Lori Flock, who owned the Red Barn Dairy Queen for almost 30 years.
Battery Expert: Keeping Cars Running During Cold Snap
It’s fair to assume plenty of vehicles in central Minnesota will struggle to start up at some point over the coming weekend.
Popeyes Opens St. Cloud Restaurant on New Year’s Day
The fast food chain specializing in fried chicken opened Friday.
Million Dollar Lotto Ticket Sold in St. Augusta
The winners of the 2020 raffle contest were announced Friday morning.
Kimball to Host ‘Mini Holidazzle Parade’
The town is gearing up for its first Mini Holidazzle Parade Friday evening.
Coborn’s Hiring Hundreds in Advance of Holiday Season
Coborn’s aims to hire hundreds of employees in multiple states in preparation for the upcoming holiday season.
Coborn’s Adds New Cart Sanitizing Equipment
Coborn’s says it has added a new measure to minimize the spread of COVID-19 in stores.
State to Open Saliva Testing Site in St. Cloud Wednesday
The State of Minnesota will begin offering free saliva tests for COVID-19 in St. Cloud Wednesday.
Foley Farm Hosting Harvest Fun Days and Carnival Rides Saturday
Stoney Brook Farms in Foley is gearing up for the Harvest Fun Days event on Saturday.
Stearns County Offering Drive-Thru Ballot Drop-Off in Waite Park
A drive-thru ballot drop-off area has been set up outside the Stearns County Service Center in Waite Park.
Free COVID-19 Testing to be Offered in St. Joseph
State and local officials are partnering to offer free COVID-19 tests in six Minnesota communities, including St. Joseph.
Catholic Charities Needs You for Share the Spirit Prorgam
Share the Spirit assists families in need by matching them with individuals and organizations able to donate gifts and grocery gift cards.