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!
‘Free Snow Salt’ For Business Owners In Rochester
Business owners and Rochester citizens know that there are rules in Rochester when it comes to snow cleanup. Did you know that you can grab free materials to help keep your sidewalk clean?
3 Things You Learn When You Eat Walleye For The First Time
I know, I know... this is going to seem really weird to native Minnesotans, but I've never had walleye before - until last night. This is what happened.
Rochester Band Bus Is Helping Displaced People
When they sold their bus for a good cause, they had no idea how much appreciation would surround it.
Rochester Hyvee Explains Almond Milk ‘Shortage’
If you're a lover of almond milk like I am, you've noticed Hyvee's own brand of it has been missing lately.
Wal-Mart Abruptly Closes Two Minnesota Sam’s Club Stores
It seems no customers were made aware of these changes until they actually happened.
‘Free’ Items Included In Café Steam Celebration
It's a hub of creativity for musicians, writers, artists, and those who work in downtown Rochester and just need a break.
Minnesota Drone Shot Shows Backyard Ice Rink
How cool is this!? Only Minnesotans know how to truly make the best of brutal winters.
Why Is Mr. Pizza South ‘Better’ Than Mr. Pizza North?
For the life of me, I can't figure out why so many in Rochester think there is a difference between the two.
Rochester’s Most Eclectic Musical Event Is Coming
A brass band, metal band, punk band, and an R&B specialist walk into a bar.... errrr, perform in one.
Opinion: The Rochester Music Scene Is More Vibrant Than Ever
Despite the hit due to lack of music venues in the area, the music scene in Rochester, Minnesota continues to grow.