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.

Giving up alcohol for Dry January? How to change your habits to change your life

The pandemic altered many routines, leaving space to create new habits.

Osmo Vänskä returns to music he feels in 'the deepest possible way' — fellow Finn Jean Sibelius

As he prepares to leave the Minnesota Orchestra, the conductor spoke of the composer who has shaped his career.

5 books that can help you kick alcohol for Dry January (and beyond)

Self-help guides, so-called "quit lit" memoirs and books, run the gamut from light to literary. Here are some to add to your list.

No mocking these cocktails

Shops are stocking more delectable options to make your own NA concoctions

What would happen if you gave up drinking for a month? Find out with our Dry January challenge

Not drinking alcohol might gain you sleep, energy and even extra pocket change.

Minnesota's 'Bachelorette' and her new fiancé say they're 'ready to take on the world together'

As the star of "The Bachelorette," Minnesota teacher Michelle Young had a tricky task: Find and fall in love with your soul mate on national…

'Bachelorette' Michelle Young chooses Nayte Olukoya, who promises: 'I'm moving to Minnesota'

"I've never been with somebody who makes me feel so beautiful, inside and out," the Burnsville teacher said of her fiance.

Ready to dance on a frozen St. Paul lake? It's just one event at expanded Great Northern fest

Volunteers are being recruited for the performance on Como Lake.

'Bachelorette' Michelle Young sends home 'Minnesota Joe,' picks her final two

After weeks of dates in Minnesota, the show moved to Mexico, where Young had overnight dates — so-called "fantasy suites" — with the three finalists.

Despite a tough year, St. Paul Chamber Orchestra balances its budget

Donors were "the hero in that story," stepping up at a time when the orchestra couldn't sell concert tickets.