Reporter | Arts and Culture

Before joining the Star Tribune's arts and entertainment team, she covered regional and breaking news as an enterprise reporter, spotting emerging issues and intriguing characters. Her favorite stories on that beat seemed to involve big lakes: the winter surfing scene on Lake Superior, the longtime teacher at a one-room schoolhouse on Lake of the Woods. She has also covered higher education and suburban news for the newspaper.


Can the puppets from Minneapolis' May Day Parade be saved?

Beset by financial woes, In the Heart of the Beast Puppet Theatre is vacating its longtime storage space.


Craving 'a world without men,' author Lauren Groff found one in 12th-century England

Talking Volumes guest Lauren Groff explores the lives of medieval nuns in "Matrix."


Treasures of Twin Cities film scene, musical duo Dreamland Faces returns after studio fire

Minneapolis duo Dreamland Faces create distinctive soundtracks for films that have none.


Greenwood fire 14% contained after rainfall slows spread

Hundreds of workers stretching around the fire's perimeter are now working to fortify the rest of the line in Superior National Forest.


The pandemic has opened up access to the performing arts. But will it continue?

Streaming shows opened up access to the arts world for those with mobility and other issues.


Carol Ericson, schools superintendent, dies at 88

When Carol Ericson interviewed to become superintendent of the Chaska School District in 1984, a local newspaper headline asked: "Can a woman do the job?…


Minneapolis' MayDay Parade puppets lose their home, warehouse to downsizing

Heart of the Beast selling its longtime home and warehouse to downsize.


She reinvented Rosedale, now she'll be Minnesota's No. 1 arts advocate

Sarah Fossen named to lead Minnesota Citizens for the Arts.


Unique Minnesota residency offers Deaf artists a place to create and connect

Together, they might shape Deaf art's future.


In Winona, it's Shakespeare like Will himself did it – outdoors, rain or shine

This year's Great River Shakespeare Festival takes the show to a great riverside park.