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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.

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.
Nov 26, 2014

RT @laura_yuen: Judge denies detention request for Abdullahi Yusuf, accused of conspiring to join/assist #ISIS. He'll be released to his parents.

Nov 26, 2014

@BarackObama's immigration plan doesn't affect more than 200 kids from central America in MN - story from @KiaFarhang…

Nov 26, 2014

RT @TomCrann: bringing back fond Thanksgiving memories for everyone at today's @MPRNews potluck. Thanks @kryssypease & @nytimes!! http://t.…

Nov 26, 2014

‘It’s over.': Nora Purmort shares story of her husband’s last moments:… via @mprnews

Nov 25, 2014

on @MPRnews right now - @laura_yuen joins @TomCrann to talk about two MN men charged with conspiring to aid ISIS

Nov 25, 2014

RT @msepic: Hundreds protest #ferguson grand jury decision at U of MN. Soon to join demonstration at MPD 3rd precinct

Nov 25, 2014

RT @laura_yuen: Tried to cover first protest of day -- sit-in at South High school -- but was denied entry.

Nov 24, 2014

bet you didn't know that Mpls spends $600K/yr to recycle old mattresses! more on this from @curtisgilbert next on All Things Considered

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