Sara grew up in the Twin Cities, in the northern suburbs of St. Paul and attended Mounds View High School before venturing into Wisconsin for college and work. She attended the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, studying print journalism and working at the student newspaper, The Spectator. During that time, she interned at the local paper in Eau Claire before heading off to Washington, D.C. for an internship at The Washington Post.
After graduation, she completed an internship at the Green Bay Press-Gazette, before accepting a full-time position. For more than two years, she covered local government — and the Green Bay Packers, of course — for the newspaper before heading back to Minnesota.
Sara was a graduate of the ThreeSixty program in 2001 and now serves on its advisory board. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband Tom and their adorable dog, Doug.
When it comes to romantic love stories, few tales can compete with the classic film, Ghost. The story of a lost love from beyond the grave returning as a spiritual presence to comfort and protect the woman he loves gives new meaning to one’s eternal adoration.
Roughly 15 years ago, I boldly established “the best day of my life.” It was during a meet-and-greet session with the hottest boy band at the peak of their success — yes, I’m talking about the Backstreet Boys.
Backstreet’s back — in Minnesota. But on Tuesday, they’ll actually be making their debut appearance at the Xcel Energy Center.
It was 21 years ago when the story of a Reno lounge singer turned convent choir director entered our lives for the better.
There’s a few things most couples do during their first year of marriage — perhaps they buy a new house or get their first pet. But I’m guessing not many decide to buy and operate a brand new food truck.
For those of us counting down the days until a savory waffle could once again be in our grasp, Tuesday’s official reopening of Birchwood Cafe (2.0) was certainly a welcomed sight.
When a performer like Lady Gaga stops through town, there’s plenty of pressure to ensure the gift she’s given is as unique and creative as the pop singer herself. Add in the fact that this is her third time performing in St. Paul and there’s the added challenge to find something outside-the-box and new.
Jean Hutar says she was “destined to live the restaurant life.” Her family helped start her passion early on at their locally owned restaurant, where she quickly graduated from hostess to breakfast line cook — the place she honed the skills she still utilizes today.
It’s a story of three sisters, raised together in a dysfunctional family, who are reunited after their grandfather becomes hospitalized. But once they’re back sharing the same roof, they realize, this is just the start of their problems.
When two notable culinary forces with a highly talented team come together to open a new restaurant, local food enthusiasts and powerhouse restauranteurs certainly take notice — even if that’s much to the surprise of the owners themselves.
You’ve most likely heard her songs on hit TV shows like “Grey’s Anatomy” or providing the soundtrack to models dancing in Old Navy commercials. But if that’s your only exposure to Ingrid Michaelson’s music, you’re certainly missing out.
Opening a new restaurant in the same space that served as a St. Paul favorite for local diners, politicians and the great, ‘Miracle man’ Herb Brooks certainly comes with its share of pressure. But two lifelong friends are treading with respect and hoping their simple approach appeals to the neighborhood.
Good news for those craving a taste of the Bayou. The man who brought us delicious Cajun cuisine from a bright green food truck is expanding his efforts and opening a brick-and-mortar in the north metro.
Since the 2007 film, people have been enthralled with a little independent Irish film that was made for a mere $150,000. It was shot in less than 20 days but went on to gross more than $20 million worldwide.
She’s been featured as a guest judge on Bravo’s “Top Chef,” has a James Beard Award under her belt and several restaurants boasting fresh, inventive Latin cuisine. And on Friday, you’ll have a chance to see (and smell) her cooking talents in action.