Senior Digital Editor

Colleen Kelly guides the Star Tribune's digital content and strategic planning. She focuses on audience engagement efforts such as Curious Minnesota, enterprise project planning and social media.

Kelly has worked as an editor and designer at the Miami Herald, the St. Paul Pioneer Press and El Mundo (Lima, Peru). Her journalism degree is from the University of Missouri-Columbia.


Zipper merge vs. northern lights: Your top questions this year answered

Minnesotans had a lot of questions about one another – particularly about why everyone seems to hate Edina and zipper merging.



Windchill advisory extended to Wednesday as bitter cold sticks

The snow emergencies may be over for now, but the bitter cold will be sticking around for a bit longer across much of central and southern Minnesota, according to the National Weather Service.


Cheers! Hipsters rejoice as Surly opens destination brewery

The moment you've all been waiting for is here, Surly Nation. After four years in the law-changing making, Surly opens the doors to its $30 million destination brewery at 11 a.m. Friday. Here are some of our favorite shots from the scene.


South Dakota pulls 'Don't Jerk and Drive' safety campaign

South Dakota officials have decided to yank a "Don't Jerk and Drive" safety campaign after a powerful legislator and some members of the public latched on to the sexual innuendo in the phrase.


Oct. 17: After 5 months, Isaac Kolstad going home

Isaac Kolstad's long road to recovery just took a big step forward, with news Friday that the former college football player has been discharged from inpatient care, five months after being severely beaten in Mankato.





Take a bite out of the Big Apple, without breaking the bank

With careful planning, a smattering of credit card points, subway passes and a sense of adventure, a family of four tackles Manhattan.