Portfolio

Below is a sampling of my journalism, including writing, photography and multimedia. Questions or comments? Feel free to contact me.

Government

Local officials work to fund Scott County mental health facility

Citizens, officials renew interest in Dan Patch line

Growth in Savage leads to costly stormwater pond maintenance

Traffic on Highway 13 in Savage snarls drivers’ routes

Housing growth steady in Savage

Here’s what District 56, 56A legislators are prioritizing in 2018

Twitter reacts to Franken’s resignation

Diversity and race

New Black Student Union forms at Burnsville High School

Peace celebration replaces Christmas tradition at Savage school (video)

Students confront racial inequity in District 191

Savage school develops culture of tolerance amid growing diversity

District 191 leaders make statements about inclusion, diversity

Chess is universal language at diverse Savage elementary school

Somali, Latino parent meetings at Hidden Valley bring new support for families

Cultural liaison mends ties between Native American community, District 191

St. Paul fusion grocery store helps food startups, ethnic food producers

Investigative reporting

Gambling on Growth series, conducted with my colleague Kirsti Marohn. The series won a Frank Premack Public Affairs Journalism Award from the University of Minnesota and a Sigma Delta Chi Award from the National Society of Professional Journalists.

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Gas prices at the pump aren’t always accurate

Troubled business fails to deliver to many customers

Lack of dog groomer regulations leave consumers on their own

Polaris to pay $27.25 million to settle federal complaint over recalls

Features and enterprise

When half of its students qualify for free and reduced meals, Burnsville-Eagan-Savage schools get creative

Family finds solace 10 years after Craigslist murder

Savage, Burnsville residents report shaking homes

Burnsville student who died at NDSU was ‘loved by his classmates’

Savage police detective tracks down ‘godfather’ of mail theft

Shakopee resident creates ‘Minnesota’s smallest small town’

Local family celebrates milestones after I-35W bridge collapse

Austrian entrepreneurs hope for success in Minnesota

Video + Photography

Communities jump into icy water during Polar Plunge

Mayor of Minnesota’s smallest town talks about Mount Holly

Award-winning art instructor shares her passion for teaching

Spelling champion talks about her most nerve-wracking moment on stage

Magazine

April 2014 issue of Savvy Magazine

How I Work

Human Resources, Without the Department

Going Solo (case study)

News

I’m currently writing breaking business news at the Minneapolis St. Paul Business Journal. You can find my stories and my profile here.

Columns

As depression and suicide rise, connection and reflection could help

Ease your winter blues with these tips

5 ways to reduce holiday stress

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