WRITER BIOS

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Running and mountain biking with her dogs—rain or shine, winter or summer—are two of the things you’ll find managing editor Laura Haraldson doing if she’s not reading or writing voraciously—or distracting herself from these activities watching... more »

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When she's not editing Southwest Metro Magazine, you'll find Liz Potasek gardening, hiking, knitting, concocting a new recipe in the kitchen or—most likely—guzzling coffee in an attempt to keep up with her two young daughters. She's been... more »

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Angela Johnson is a writer, reader, thinker and speaker with one daily goal: to live a useful life, content but never complacent. Her fiction has been published in online literary journals and she is a 2012 finalist in The Loft Literary Center’s... more »

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A fresh transplant after stints in Massachusetts, New York, California, Illinois and Oregon, Misa Chappell has earned the right to claim that Minnesota is the best place to live and write. You can find her tapping away on her laptop at a local... more »

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Originally a Jersey girl, freelance writer Carolyn Pierson is happy to call Minnesota home. She enjoys running around the lakes near her home, moseying through farmers markets, and donning cross-country skis for the better half of the year.... more »

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Having grown up in a small suburb of Des Moines, writer Jenny Stanley of Bloomington appreciates the cozy, community feel of the southwest metro; combining that with the bonus of big-city opportunities makes the area her favorite place to be—and... more »

[Managing Editor]

St. Louis Park Magazine editor Julie Pfitzinger has been a Twin Cities writer for more than 15 years, with experience writing about family life, education, health and wellness, the arts and much more. She has been writing for Tiger Oak... more »

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A list of the magazines and newspapers Dan Emerson has written for would make a pretty full newsstand – they include local, regional and national publications covering subjects ranging from medical practice management to dog park management to... more »

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James McManis is a St. Paul transplant from Denver, Colorado. He graduated from St. John’s University in 2012 with a B.A. in English Literature. When he’s not busy seeking sources, or writing articles for St. Louis Park and Southwest Metro, he... more »

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Sarah Borchers, writer for Plymouth Magazine, Southwest Metro Magazine, and Lake Minnetonka Magazine, loves learning about her community through the interviews for her articles.  With a background in marketing, project... more »

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