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 Holds Annual 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony
Annual event marks 19 years since attacks in New York, Washington D.C. and Pennsylvania.
Bright, Bold Fall Colors in 2020? Wait and See, Forestry Expert Says
Val Cervenka, Forest Entomologist with the DNR, says weather, rainfall play defining roles in shaping autumn.
Foley School Board Approves In-Person Learning
In-person learning is the recommended model based on Benton County’s current 14-day COVID-19 case numbers.
ROCORI District Finalizes Back-to-School Learning Plans
Grade school students will return in-person each day; secondary students will start the year with a hybrid model in place.
St. Cloud Launching App-Based Payment Option for Downtown Parking
New app will allows drivers to make contactless parking payments from mobile devices.
St. Michael Cinema Finds Success with Outdoor Movies
St. Michael Cinema, located at 4300 O'Day Ave. N.E., began showing outdoor films six days a week earlier this month.
Governor Walz Signs Executive Order Requiring Face Masks
Executive Order 20-08, which will go into effect Saturday, requires Minnesotans to wear masks in stores, restaurants and other indoor gathering places.
State Officials ‘Stepping Up’ Enforcement of COVID-19 Protocols for Restaurants, Bars
MDH has 120 complaints since Monday about potential violations at bars and restaurants statewide.
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.
Uninsured Minnesotans Eligible for Free COVID-19 Tests
Test costs will be fully covered for people who apply and meet certain criteria.
Local Student Group Focused on Community Service, Political Activism
Young People’s Collective, or YPC, includes members from Tech, Apollo, Sartell, St. John’s Prep and Cathedral high schools.
Nearly 50 COVID-19 Cases Traced to Pickled Loon in Downtown St. Cloud
Health officials say a total of 47 COVID-19-positive people reported visiting the Pickled Loon in mid-June.