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Editor and Deputy News Director — Minnesota Public Radio
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Deputy News Director at Minnesota Public Radio, editor of MPR News' metro unit. Former media jackal. Edina resident and mom. ND native, proud UND grad.

2014 in review: Top Twin Cities stories

blogs.mprnews.org — 1. Two deadly fires in Minneapolis early in 2014 claim eight lives. A New Year's Day fire in a Minneapolis apartment building forces residents to jump from their buildings. The fire kills three, injures at least 14, and damages a neighborhood mosque. And a Valentine's Day fire kills five children.

To fence, or not to fence the Shakopee women's prison

mprnews.org — Dozens of women in white prison uniforms crowd around the door to the only dining room in the Shakopee prison. The room can hold about one-quarter of the prison population, so mealtime takes place in shifts. "We do three breakfasts, four lunches and four dinners," explains Warden Rick Hillengass.

Red door opens for Gilda’s Club Twin Cities

blogs.mprnews.org — The signature red door officially opens in Minnetonka later today. Anyone who's either battled cancer or watched a loved one fight the battle is probably familiar with Gilda's Club, named in memory of comedian Gilda Radner, who died from cancer in 1989. The clubs are gathering places where people living with cancer can come for...

Twin Cities cookbook author John Michael Lerma dies

blogs.mprnews.org — I first met John Michael in 1999, after I moved into the house across the street from him in St. Paul's Highland Park neighborhood. I was coming home from a meeting one night, and the power was out on our block.

Wednesday Wishlist

thefashionandbeautyobsession.com — There are so many great Summer pieces of clothing right now out there in the shops - it is really hard to make a decision and pick just one thing. My favourite trends right now have to be bright prints and floral patterns especially on dressses and cigarette pants.

Life without power for many metro residents

blogs.mprnews.org — My morning tweet got quite a few responses from frustrated Twin Cities residents still without power after several days. @MPRsLauraMc @cathywurzer @mprnews Ours is one of those homes. Last time I showered or shaved other than by candlelight was last Thursday. - Joe Thiegs (@jthiegs) June 24, 2013 I also heard from Nick Gasper of...

Saints ballpark to cost nearly $9 million more than budgeted

blogs.mprnews.org — Representatives from the city of Saint Paul, Ryan Companies, Saint Paul Saints and the Saint Paul Port Authority have a conference call at 3 p.m. to talk about the Lowertown Ballpark including recent soil contamination findings. This letter went to city officials in advance of the call.
Jan 26, 2015

RT @BrandtMPR: In the KARE TV green room. Will be on around 5:15 to talk MN officer shootings

Jan 26, 2015

RT @Bill_Catlin: Breaking: Medtronic closes controversial acquisition of Covidien. Value of deal rises to $49.9 billion. Medtronic is now an Irish company.

Jan 26, 2015

RT @RihamFeshir: Desiree Schroepfer, Eagan detective, says when officers arrived they found a 13yo unresponsive and bleeding. Caller was 15yo brother

Jan 26, 2015

my dad's favorite MN writer is on @DailyCircuit next - @WmKentKrueger joins @KerriMPR. Just read Ordinary Grace, loved it.

Jan 26, 2015

Details of 60 people shot and killed by MN police since 2008 at mprnews.org and map - data compiled by @BrandtMPR @meg_e_martin

Jan 23, 2015

took @curtisgilbert and @iniwil many hrs to compile- here's where cars were towed during St Paul's 1st snow emergency mprnews.org/story/2015/01/…

Jan 22, 2015

next on All Things Considered @TrishaVolpe reports on day 1 of Brian Fitch trial, accused of killing Officer Patrick: mprnews.org/story/2015/01/…

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