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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Jul 21, 2017

Just saw these satellite images of Mosul, before and after ISIS...  http://wapo.st/2twnm7T  via @DigitalGlobe

Jul 19, 2017

Wichita City Council approves ~$20 million in subsidies for new Cargill Protein & Meat HQ building:  http://bit.ly/2ubsUnn 

Jul 18, 2017

For the first time in its history, the nation's largest health insurer, UnitedHealth, surpasses $50 billion mark in quarterly revenue. https://t.co/6rXrxEg3SR

Jul 17, 2017

Judge dismisses suit against General Mills over 'natural' oats label in Nature Valley granola bars  http://strib.mn/2vuebkX 

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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.