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St. Paul, MN
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 — 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 — 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 — 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 — 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 — 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 — 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 — 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.
Feb 27, 2015

latest on tent deal between @MetCouncilNews and Mpls park bd on #SWLRT - @curtisgilbert talks to @TomCrann next hr on All Things Considered

Feb 27, 2015

RT @CatRichert: Dayton uses budget presser to outline supp budget. will include restored funding for MPLS Parks Board (cut due to dispute over SWLRT)

Feb 25, 2015

.@cityofsaintpaul announces plans to reopen small part of #Lilydale Park, where landslide killed 2 children in 2013

Feb 25, 2015

RT @CatRichert: Docs behind Leg. Auditor's #MNsure investigation reveal new details about Dayton's role, Todd-Malmlov's resignation.

Feb 24, 2015

RT @kare11: Two years after losing his best friend, John Unger is learning to love again. We meet his new pup tomorrow morning.…

Feb 24, 2015

RT @webertom1: It's no 'Serial' (yet) but you can now subscribe to the podcast of our 11am chats about all things MN on @MPRnews:

Feb 23, 2015

.@AbdiYWarsame on All Things Considered with @TomCrann right now talking about the al Shabab video - story from @laura_yuen next hour

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