I’m not exactly a St. Cloud native, but I might as well be. After growing up in Coon Rapids, MN, my family moved to St. Augusta where I attended South Jr. High and Tech High School. In 2016 I graduated from Augsburg College in Minneapolis with one degree in creative writing and another in film production. I also studied and minored in Spanish. I've been a part of the WJON news team since Oct. 2018 and my main beats are St. Cloud Area School District 742, non-profits, community and weekend events, and the city of Rockville. When I'm not working I enjoy reading, writing, listening to and making music, watching movies, and spending time with my family and our dogs.
Board Votes Down Removal of Hat Ban in St. Cloud Schools
Students in the St. Cloud Area School District will not be allowed to wear hats, hoods, and other head coverings in class for the time being.
Historical Marker to Honor Former St. Cloud Children’s Home
A new historical marker will be dedicated in St. Cloud this week.
UPDATE: Power Back Across Central Minnesota
The power is back on across central Minnesota after nearly 14,000 were without power Sunday morning and afternoon.
Nine People Displaced Following Rooming House Fire in St. Cloud
Nine people have been displaced after a fire broke out at a St. Cloud rooming house Saturday night.
Huskies Outlast Winona, Timberwolves Prep for Golden State
The St. Cloud State women's basketball team got back in the win column, and the Granite City Lumberjacks and St. Cloud Norsemen both came out on top on Saturday. The Gopher men's hockey team, Gopher women's basketball team, and St. Cloud State men's basketball team each came up short in their matchups. On Sunday, the Gopher men's basketball team will host Iowa, and the Minnesota Timberwolves will host the Golden State Warriors.
Rochester Man Sentenced in Pawn Shop Arson That Led to a Death
A Rochester man had been sentenced for his role in an arson fire at a Twin Cities business that destroyed a building and resulted in one death.
Wild Beat Anaheim, Upper Iowa Stuns SCSU Basketball Teams
The Minnesota Wild, Gopher men's hockey team, and Granite City Lumberjacks all notched Friday wins. Upper Iowa proved to be too much for both the St. Cloud State University basketball teams and the St. Cloud Norsemen were outscored in Austin. Meanwhile, the Gopher women's basketball team is returning to the barn for a Big 10 matchup against Ohio State.
Minnesota Department of Revenue Announces Tax Filing Start Date
The income tax filing season for the state of Minnesota opens in just over two weeks.
Minneapolis Woman Sentenced in 2020 Carjacking Spree
A Minneapolis woman has been sentenced to more than eight years in prison for participating in multiple carjackings.
Kids Deserve a Shot Incentive Program Now Open to 5-11 Year-Olds
Kids in Minnesota are now eligible to receive compensation from the state for being vaccinated.