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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.

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.
Apr 24, 2015

up next on MPR, @laura_yuen joins @TomCrann to talk about latest charges in ISIS recruiting case, and role of the informant

Apr 24, 2015

RT @laura_yuen: Mahamed Abukar Said is accused of tweeting the picture of the informant and saying he'd kill if they didn't release his "brothers."

Apr 24, 2015

RT @laura_yuen: A Minneapolis man was charged today with sending threatening Tweets in response to arrests of six suspected ISIS recruits.

Apr 24, 2015

up next: @KerriMPR interviews writers @Sherman_Alexie and Jess Walter - I loved Beautiful Ruins.

Apr 24, 2015

if you didn't see already, @MPRnews received two national Sigma Delta Chi awards for #BetrayedbySilence - great news twitter.com/spj_tweets/sta…

Apr 23, 2015

RT @laura_yuen: In court today, FBI Agent Harry Samit provides more details about 4 men accused of trying to join ISIS.

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