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St. Paul, MN
Editor and Deputy News Director — Minnesota Public Radio
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Deputy News Director at @MPRnews, editor of metro unit. Former media jackal. Edina resident and mom. ND native, proud UND grad.

Behind the scenes of state budget talks

news.minnesota.publicradio.org — It's been a week since Minnesota lawmakers left the Capitol, after finishing work on a state budget that wasn't completed until a special session and a partial government shutdown. We take a look behind the scenes at how the budget stalemate came, and was resolved, by the state's three top political leaders.

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.

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.
May 27, 2015

Up next on Morning Edition, latest on deadly shooting at Grand Forks Walmart by @peterncox

May 21, 2015

about to raise money for @MPRnews with @webertom1 - last day of the drive, let's get 'er done!

May 20, 2015

next on All Things Considered, @BrandtMPR joins @TomCrann live to talk about fed indictment against Mpls police officer Michael Griffin

May 20, 2015

more details on fed indictment against Mpls police officer Michael Griffin - story by @BrandtMPR @PaulTosto: mprnews.org/story/2015/05/…

May 20, 2015

Mpls police officer Michael Griffin indicted on multiple counts of excessive force and perjury - more soon on mprnews.org

May 19, 2015

no action on proposed MLS stadium this session - @curtisgilbert talked to @MNUnitedFC owner Bill McGuire about what's next, story in 15 min

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