Covers the food industry (sometimes airlines) for the @StarTribune. Wife, runner, dog mom. My offline personality is better. kristen.painter@startribune.com

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@KristenPainter — 2,543 followers, 4,720 tweets

Nov 14, 2017

@mspbjHalter This is an idea I’ve floated by others in the past. I️ think it could work... if you could get building owners onboard.

Nov 08, 2017

Together again: Panera Bread to buy Au Bon Pain. JAB Holding Co.'s empire (which includes Caribou Coffee) expands.  http://strib.mn/2yH50DT 

Nov 07, 2017

This is my time experiencing ranked-choice mayoral voting since moving back to #Minneapolis 3 years ago. Kind of fun  http://www.startribune.com/election-2017-results/449289603/ 

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Pulitzer Prize

2013 - Breaking News
Kristen was a member of The Denver Post team that won for its coverage of the Aurora theater shooting.

Scripps Howard Award

2012 - Breaking News
Kristen was a member of The Denver Post team that won for its coverage of the Aurora theater shooting.