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Jenna Ross is an arts and culture reporter.

Jenna Ross is an arts and culture reporter with the Star Tribune. She specializes in newsy features and in-depth profiles, spotting emerging issues and intriguing characters. The national Society for Features Journalism honored her work with a first-place prize for "Specialty Writing Portfolio" in 2021. Before joining the paper's arts and entertainment team, she wrote about regional and breaking news as an enterprise reporter. Her favorite stories on that beat seemed to involve big lakes: She captured the winter surfing scene on Lake Superior and profiled the longtime teacher at the one-room schoolhouse on Lake of the Woods. A Duluth native, she published her first newspaper, "The Ross Report," when she was 11 years old.


Minnesotan Daisy Kent makes final six on 'The Bachelor'

The 25-year-old watched Monday night's episode with "the most important people in my life."


Murder mystery movie 'Unholy Communion' filmed in St. Paul

A first-time author and a longtime director have teamed up to make a noir shot along the city's West 7th corridor, "like a sound stage in itself."


'The Golden Bachelorette' is a go. But will it star Minnesotan Leslie Fhima?

ABC-TV announced Saturday the show will air in the fall.


Two orchestras, two violists: a Minnesota love story

How Rebecca Albers and Maiya Papach, principal violists for the Minnesota Orchestra and the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, have made a musical home in Minnesota.


David Leventhal, who led Cecil's Deli in St. Paul for more than four decades, dies at 85

Leventhal and his wife, Sheila, owned and operated the Highland Park institution and ensured the family business would pass to his children and grandchildren.


Il Cinema Ritrovato on Tour brings rare films to the Twin Cities

The festival features new restorations of films from around the world at the Main Cinema and the Heights Theater.


On first 'Bachelor' date, Minnesotan Daisy Kent talks Lyme disease, hearing loss

The contestant from Becker, Minn., impressed the show's lead: "I'm blown away."


Minnesota Orchestra pulls its budget into the black

Thanks to bigger audiences and PPP loan forgiveness, the nonprofit posted its first surplus since fiscal year 2018.


Minnesotan Daisy Kent introduces herself to 'The Bachelor,' the world

The 25-year-old grew up in Becker, Minn., on a Christmas tree farm. She already has a following on TikTok.


5 quiet must-do Great Northern festival events

The 2024 winter festival offers moments of reflection through art, music and movement.