Chris Hine is the Star Tribune's first analytics and enterprise reporter. He'll stand at the intersection of stats and humans and tell the compelling stories he finds there.
Sarah McLellan covers the Wild and NHL. Before joining the Star Tribune in November 2017, she spent five years covering the Coyotes for The Arizona Republic. Born in Edmonton and raised in Arizona, Sarah is a graduate of the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University.
Chris Hewitt has been writing about arts in the Twin Cities for 26 years. A native of Illinois, he moved to Minnesota for the weather, the theater and the Mary Tyler Moore house.
Alan Palazzolo is the newsroom developer at the Star Tribune assisting in and leading the creation of interactive and visual stories as well as tools for the newsroom. Alan worked in similar positions previously at WNYC and MinnPost and was an inaugural Code for America fellow. He is a long time participant and contributor to open source and the local technology community.
Ben Goessling is in his sixth year covering the Vikings, having joined the Star Tribune in 2017 after four seasons at ESPN and one at the Pioneer Press. He is an Apple Valley High School and University of Minnesota graduate.
Alicia Eler covers visual art in and around the Twin Cities. Her work has appeared in many publications, including Glamour, Guardian, CNN, Hyperallergic, Artforum, Art21 Magazine, and LA Weekly. She is working on her first book, "The Selfie Generation," due out in Fall 2017 through Skyhorse Publishing.
Richard Chin covers features for the Star Tribune and writes for the Star Tribune Magazine. He is a graduate of Stanford University and was a Knight Journalism Fellow at Stanford.
It could be worse. It can always be worse. We're not being chased from our homes by a wall of flames. Wildfires are racing across Oklahoma and much of the southern Plains. No severe weather (it's too cool and stable overhead for anything wild anytime soon). And we're not dreading the 7-Day the way residents of Seattle area, where rain is a given, but the last few months have been excessively wet, even by soggy Seattle standards. Skies brighten today before drizzle and light showers return Sunday. The sun makes a cameo appearance next week with a shot at 60F by Tuesday. That would be nice.
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We go from muttering about slush to whining about puddles slowing down our commute. Complaining (out loud) is part of the human condition. Showery rains linger today, although probably no hail like the St. Cloud area saw yesterday. We dry out Saturday and models show 50s next week - a few degrees above average. Hey, you could be in Denver.
Getting to (real) spring is always a struggle. Weather never moves in a straight line - it's a messy tug of war. Warm air can't just push cold air out of the way; winter has to retreat on its own - and that just takes time (and patience at this latitude). Showery rains are likely today into Saturday morning, but next week will look and feel more like spring.
Enjoy the last little bit of sunshine while you can today. A water-logged storm system arrives later this week with heavy rainfall tallies up to 1 inch or more across parts of southern Minnesota. The extended forecast suggests a series of Pacific storm systems sliding across the country. Stubborn low clouds and showers look likely into the last week of March with rainfall tallies possibly topping 2 inches in spots to our south. Check the blog for more details. -Todd Nelson
The extended forecast looks active, but the late week storm system will be more of a rain maker with some spots in southern MN seeing up to 1 inch of rain by Friday night. The last week of March may feature yet another storm system, but temperatures look mild enough for rain once again. Check the blog for more details. -Todd Nelson
Welcome to your first official day of spring 2017! How does it feel? Over the next 3 months, we'll see some pretty dramatic changes across the region as our dull, brown landscape slowly begins teeming with life. Note that the average bloom date of lilacs in the Twin Cities is around the 2nd week of May, so we've still got some time. Check the blog for more details. -Todd Nelson
Turned out Denver Post columnist Mark Kiszla wasn't agitating as much as he was forecasting.
Jennifer Brooks is a regional reporter who covers stories around Minnesota and beyond.
D.J. is the commentary editor, a weekly columnist and a regular contributor to the Playing Politics podcast. He has been a writer, editor and publisher in Twin Cities journalism for nearly four decades. Tice was an editor at Corporate Report Minnesota and Twin Cities magazines, editor and publisher at the Twin Cities Reader, and an editorial writer and columnist for the St. Paul Pioneer Press. From 2003-2009, he was the Star Tribune's state political editor, directing coverage of the Legislature, state government, the Minnesota congressional delegation, and elections. He is the author of two books of popular history. His collection of ordinary Minnesotans' memories, Minnesota's Twentieth Century, published by the University of Minnesota Press, was awarded the Minnesota Book Award for history in 2000.
In addition to covering regional issues and writing profiles, Curt contributes to the "Escape Artists" travel blog and writes bi-weekly Sunday "My Minnesota" mini-profiles, offering a sense-of-place look at intriguing Minnesotans.
Dan Browning is an award-winning general assignment reporter covering Greater Minnesota on the regional team. He has experience cover federal courts and agencies, investigations, medical research and health care, financial services, military affairs and government. He has also been an editor overseeing suburban coverage, an assistant business editor, and computer-assisted reporting editor. Dan has master's degrees in international journalism from USC, and in journalism from the University of Oregon at Eugene.
Mark Brunswick covers military affairs for the Star Tribune. He has had assignments in Afghanistan, Iraq, Bosnia and Kosovo and has focused on domestic issues related to PTSD, returning veterans, military recruitment and the new role of women in the military. Previously, he covered state government and politics from the Star Tribune's state capitol bureau in St. Paul.
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