Jennifer Lewerenz joined the staff at WCCO in August 2014. Jennifer fell in love with radio as a child, so it was kind of handy when someone asked, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” because she always had an answer — “I want to be on the radio.”
Born and raised in South St. Paul, Jennifer’s career has taken her to Hutchinson, Red Wing, St. Cloud and Minneapolis.
Some of the most memorable news stories Jennifer has covered are the I-35W bridge collapse and the Republican National Convention.
Jennifer is married and lives in the northwest metro with her husband Glen and their cat Lula. When not at the news desk, Jennifer enjoys cooking, traveling, fashion, sports and spending time with family.
When Somali migration began in the 1990s, there were three places they went: The United Arab Emirates, South Africa and the United States. Cawo Abdi, a Somali sociology professor at the University of Minnesota, says the U.S. is the most coveted of all the places.
A busy stretch of road in northern Minnesota is back open after an ice heave shut it down Wednesday night. Highway 169 near Garrison is known for many things, including their close proximity to Lake Mille Lacs.
Rice is a sleepy town of about 1,200 people, but every 15 minutes or so, trains come flying through the heart of it at 50 mph. These trains are carrying a variety of freight, but much of it is oil from the Bakken Oil Fields in North Dakota.
Longtime WCCO personality Dick Chapman passed away after an extended illness. After studying journalism at the University of Missouri, the Kansas City native came to WCCO in 1957, first as a news writer for Cedric Adams.
The president outlined his plan for immigration reform Thursday night, but what does that mean for immigrants here in Minnesota?
The snow making machines are going full blast at Afton Alps Ski Area. They’re one of many ski areas opening for business this weekend.
The polls are open and ballots are being cast across the state Tuesday as political candidates wait to see if they’ll be voted into office. According to the Pew Research Center, voter turnout is typically lower for the midterm elections, but Minneapolis election official Anissa Hollingshead said that’s not always the case here.
We’re a year into MNsure. The largest and cheapest carrier is out, the rates are going up and critics continue to call it a failure. What could this mean for the midterm elections? No matter how you feel about MNSure, it has provided for a lot of back and forth between the candidates this election season.
As those little ghosts and goblins go door to door for tricks and treats, there’s one horrifying thing to look out for: cavities. Dr. Jim Nickman with the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry knows the dentist can be scary, but he also knows kids love candy.
South St. Paul Police are asking for the public’s help after they say a 17 year old boy was severely beaten and shot at Sunday night.
Black Friday is still a month away, but Target is making a major move to win back consumers. The Minneapolis-based retailer has announced it’s offering free shipping on all online purchases starting Wednesday and going through Dec. 20.
For the sizable African population in the Twin Cities, Ebola fears are never far out of mind. Abdi Bihi, with the Brian Coyle Center, said they have formed a partnership with the Liberian community and are working with them to bring awareness to how the Ebola virus is spread.
This week, the Minnesota Commerce Department is getting set to release a snapshot of the 2015 MNsure rates for individual policy holders. With PreferredOne severing ties with MNSure, Dave Racer of the National Association of Health Underwriters says the new rates may come with some sticker shock.
A popular music venue appears to have shuttered for good. The 400 Bar was set to open at the Mall of America after its original location on the University of Minnesota’s West Bank closed earlier this year. Photos show an eviction notice on the door of the 400 Bar.
Attendance is up at the Minnesota State Fair and so is mobile data usage. Karen Smith, spokeswoman for Verizon Wireless says the increase in usage can be linked to the fact that we are sharing everything. She feels that people are using their phones more and more to not only navigate the fair, but also to share their fair experience.
It’s move-in day at the University of Minnesota. Students new and old were flooding into the neighborhoods around the U of M on Tuesday. In order for the transition to college life to go smoothly, parents need to understand the stress that their child is feeling.