Hi everyone! My name is Britt Johnsen, I'm the new Local Editor for Eagan Patch. I'm so thrilled about living here and writing about this community. I hope to meet you as I get to know the city.
I'm originally from St. Cloud, which is about an hour and a half northwest of here. I got my undergraduate degree in English and journalism from the University of Minnesota in the Twin Cities, and then after working for a year in southeast Minnesota as an education reporter for the Winona Daily News, I became the Business Editor at the St. Cloud Times, where I spent three years covering the Great Recession.
I'm really excited to learn about the community and find out what's going on here. Please feel free to send story ideas to me. I'm also available to meet up for coffee or lunch -- just let me know. I can be reached at Britt.Johnsen@patch.com and (651) 253-6027.
I hope to see you around!