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 Launching App-Based Payment Option for Downtown Parking
New app will allows drivers to make contactless parking payments from mobile devices.
One Hurt in Crash Near Clearwater
Driver swerved to avoid a deer, hitting a tree.
Avon Youngsters Seek to “Bee the Change” Through Flower Sale
Maggie and Addie Backes will sell hand-cut flower bouquets Saturday at the Gathering Grounds coffee shop in Avon.
Petters Victims Receive Over $22 Million in Forfeited Assets
The funds will compensate around 364 of Petters’ investor victims around the world.
Five Hurt in Four-Vehicle Crash Near Howard Lake
Crash involving two semis, a car and a pickup happened Wednesday morning on Highway 12.
Mobile Dog Grooming Business Thrives Amid Pandemic
Wags on Wheels, founded in 2017, grooms dogs of all shapes and sizes in the St. Cloud area.
Two Hurt in Two-Vehicle Crash Near Freeport
Crash happened Monday on I-94 near Freeport.
Motorcyclist Hurt in Maple Lake Crash
Crash happened Sun day afternoon on Highway 55.
St. Joseph Selects Interim City Administrator
Community Development Director Therese Haffner will step into the role.
Online Public School Sees an Increase in Enrollment Numbers
Minnesota Virtual Academy, headquartered in Houston, Minn. has 25-percent increase in enrollment