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!
5 Things You Learn When You’re Part Of A Minnesota ‘Blonde-tourage’
I wasn't always a pretty blonde, but now that I (partially) am, I'm soaking it up!
The Hauntings Of ‘First Ave’ You Didn’t Know About
I've been to this venue twice already since moving to Minnesota in July of 2016. I knew it was iconic, but I didn't know it was haunted! Did you?
Check Out This Awesome ‘Down By The Riverside’ Wrap Up Video
Summer is winding down, but it's never too early (or too late) to reflect on how awesome it was.
An Open Letter To Minnesota: Summer Can End Now
You're not the only one feeling like (weatherwise) this summer just won't end.
This Minnesota Map Can Tell You Where To Take A Fall Drive
It's so pretty, isn't it!? I'm not talking about the map you just saw. I'm talking about all of the trees you'll see on your next fall drive!
Why Did Rochester Have A UFO In Its Sky?
Things get weird in Rochester when Ken Burns comes to town.
Pilot Bike Share Program Reopens in Rochester
Many Rochester bikers are going to love this!
The 5 Best Pumpkin Patches In Southeast Minnesota for 2018
If pumpkin spice lattes can become "a thing" on August 28th, then pumpkin patches can certainly be a thing in September!
This Rochester Neighborhood Has 3 ‘Mini-Libraries’
Did you know that many mini libraries existed in one neighborhood?
This Is How The Apache Mall Looked In The Late 90’s
How many of you remember it looking this way?