Party planner, very amateur photographer, hockey fanatic, proud mom of a freshman & a 6th grader, extrovert. Video host at Star Tribune.

Maple Grove ranks No. 2 on Money's 'Best Places to Live' list — Maple Grove earned high marks in Money Magazine's national "Best Places to Live" list. The Minneapolis suburb ranked No. 2 on the magazine's Top 50 list of U.S. cities with populations of 50,000 to 300,000. Great bike paths, housing prices, ample outdoor space for recreation and a thriving arts community helped propel the city to its top ranking.

Navy 'Leap Frogs' parachute from plane over Minnesota Capitol as part of Navy Week in state — ST. PAUL, Minn. - A trio of skydivers made the Minnesota Capitol their landing spot, with one streaming a giant American flag as he came in. The elite team of Navy skydivers jumped from a plane to the Capitol lawn on Wednesday afternoon as part of a Navy Week celebration in the state.

Ponders release picture of newborn girl — Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder and his wife, ESPN reporter Samantha Ponder, accomplished a great feat in this social media-driven world. They kept the pregnancy and birth of their daughter a secret. The Ponders have now released a photo on Instagram and Twitter of baby girl Bowden Sainte-Claire who was born earlier this month.

Onboard medical emergency forces London-bound airliner to land at MSP — A British Airways flight was diverted to Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport early Wednesday because of a medical emergency onboard, an airline spokeswoman said. Flight 268 from Los Angeles to Heathrow Airport near London was diverted and landed in the Twin Cities, according to British Airways spokeswoman Michele Kropf.

Family photo shows beating victim Isaac Kolstad with newborn daughter — The family of Isaac Kolstad released a picture of the injured former Minnesota State, Mankato football player holding his infant daughter. Isaac's wife, Molly, wrote on his CaringBridge site that Isaac is taking every opportunity to bond with his infant daughter, Malia. "It continues to amaze us the connection he has made with her through this ordeal.
Oct 21, 2014

@mspbjHalter Once asked interview subject where he's from. He said #stpaul. When I asked where, he said Mendota Heights. #notstpaul

Oct 21, 2014

RT @StarTribune: Former St. Paul woman among Indiana serial killer's victims.

Oct 21, 2014

Man gives police officer a "wet Willy" and is arrested. This happened in Minnesota. Seriously.

Oct 21, 2014

This is so cool! MT @StribSports: Want to skate with 1980 Miracle on Ice team in Lake Placid? You can for $5,495.

Oct 20, 2014

RT @RickNelsonStrib: Hurry: You've got 4 days to get your recipe into our 12th-annual Taste Holiday Cookie Contest:

Oct 20, 2014

RT @StribJany: Former Congresswoman Gabby Giffords is in town to discuss domestic violence issues at the Tubman Center.

Oct 18, 2014

Guy asks my husband & me Wild game final. We tell him. I proceed to tell him details. Hedirects comments to my husband. #womenknowhockeytoo

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