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Work experience

Apr 2009Present


Deadline USA LLC

As a full-time freelance journalist since 2009, my client list has included the (Minneapolis) Star Tribune, United Press International, Twin Cities Business magazine, MinnPost, and others. I have written extensively about local Twin Cities development, as well as European energy and security issues. 

Mar 2006Apr 2009


 Minnesota Real Estate Journal

As editor of a statewide trade journal,  I wrote and edited a monthly publication covering all aspects of commercial real estate and related topics, such as economic development, transportation and politics, in Minneapolis. 

Feb 2004Mar 2006

Staff Reporter


I covered business news for a monthly publication in Duluth, Minn., including such fields as the timber and iron ore industries, healthcare, small business, economic development, real estate and many others.  

Jan 1999Feb 2004

Staff Reporter

Profits Journal

Covered corporate finance, venture capital, initial public offerings, mergers & acquisitions and other business topics for a start-up magazine in Minneapolis aimed at the technology start-up market. 

Mar 1993Jan 1999

News staffer

United Press International

Worked as news desk staffer for the UPI worldwide wire service at its Midwestern headquarters in Chicago. There I covered breaking regional news and sports, as well as local Chicago stories. Topics ranged from politics to agriculture, weather disasters to the Chicago Bulls NBA championships.  


Jan 1975Jun 1979

Bachelor of Arts

University of Minnesota

Earned a B.A. degree with a double major in history and English.

Jan 1985Jul 1987

Graduate studies

University of Minnesota School of Journalism

Attended the U of M Journalism School while working at the college newspaper, the Minnesota Daily. Left school to accept professional employment.