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.
Masks, Social Distancing Critical During Vaccine Rollout, Says CentraCare Doctor
CentraCare's Dr. George Morris says all residents – even those who have been vaccinated – need to continue following all COVID-19 spread mitigation recommendations in coming months.
Jerry Relph, State Senator from St. Cloud, Dies at 76
Minnesota State Senator Jerry Relph of St. Cloud has died at the age of 76.
State COVID-19 Housing Assistance Program Set to Expire Monday
There is still state money available to Minnesotans at risk of losing their homes due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but the application deadline is looming.
First Responders Describe Impact of COVID-19 on Public Safety Efforts
Police and fire departments statewide have reported needing to suspend operations and rely on mutual aid from neighboring communities due to staff contracting COVID-19 or isolating because of exposure.
Top State Health Official Says MN’s COVID-19 Situation is “Critical”
Minnesota’s top health official says Minnesota is in a “critical spot” as the fight to contain the spread of COVID-19 continues.
Walz, Experts Stress Importance of Mental Health Services Ahead of New Restrictions
Minnesota Governor Tim Walz and others Friday discussed the effect the COVID-19 pandemic and isolation can have on mental health, and outlined new funding dedicated to addressing the issue.
MN Governors Release Video to Promote Voting, Civility
With less than a week before Election Day, a group of Minnesota governors have reached across party lines to remind Minnesotans to do their civic duty with “civility and decency.”
Online Public School Sees an Increase in Enrollment Numbers
Minnesota Virtual Academy, headquartered in Houston, Minn. has 25-percent increase in enrollment
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.
Gov. Walz Announces Special Session of MN Legislature
Session to address police reform, economic recovery will begin Friday.