Val grew up in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (yep – she’s a Steelers fan, but she’s warmed up to the Vikings) and graduated from Point Park University in 2012. She’s been part of CBS Radio in Pittsburgh, Studstill Media in Illinois and now calls the Med City home! She and her husband, Will, enjoy Rochester’s craft beers and wine, hiking, and city/country balance. She also has a cat named Pantera – an adorable, long-haired black cat with green eyes! If you want to talk cats (or any animal really), hiking, movies, concerts, or pizza, Val is your girl!
Miss Minnesota’s Roommate Is The New Miss America
I always had high hopes for Michaelene Karlen, our current Miss Minnesota, but she proved how kind, sweet and funny she is by making it into Miss America's Top 15!
Winona County Sheriff’s Deputy Meets Baby He Delivered On Highway
This probably wasn't an ordinary day on the job for Deputy Wurzel!
Stewartville Custodian Has A Message For Students
All I asked for was back-to-school photos. I didn't expect to get this.
Milder Than Usual Winter Predicted For Southeast Minnesota
This past winter was brutal. I was hoping it'd be an "easier" winter this year, and it looks like I might get my wish.
Oronoco Duckling Asks Hen, ‘Are You My Mother?’ – [WATCH]
We've all read Are You My Mother? as kids, and now the story is sort of coming to life in southeast Minnesota!
Leave MSP For These 5 Cities For $39 A Ticket
It's all thanks to a fall season special that Frontier Airlines is running nationwide.
Rochester Man Cuts Hair After Earning $10,000 For Charity
He said he'd do it, and he did!
Does Minnesota Have Its Own ‘Nessie’ In Lake Pepin?
We've heard a lot of myths about "Nessie", the famous "Loch Ness Monster" in Scotland - but does Minnesota have it's own "Nessie" in Rochester's backyard?
How To Protect Your SE Minnesota Place Of Worship From Violence
The Freeborn County Sheriff's Office is leading a class that will teach you how to defend yourself, and your church, from acts of violence.
Val: What I’ve Learned After Two Years In Rochester
On July 26th, 2016, I packed up my cat and some "small boxes" (which may or may not have contained twenty pairs of shows) and made the five-hour drive for Rochester, Minnesota.