The Star Tribune on Monday launched a package of exclusively digital content that features high-profile community voices such as Michael Brodkorb and Mark Andrew, along with bloggers on popular Twin Cities topics such as parenting, biking and beer making.

The improved Your Voices section of also will add the humor and storytelling of Molly Priesmeyer and the community-building passion of St. Thomas law professor Nekima Levy-Pounds.

In addition, the Star Tribune newsroom has added four new blogs, including how to survive (and thrive) in a digital world and the business of food from the crop land to our tables. 

Here are the new community Your Voices blogs:

Mark Andrew, a former Hennepin County board chair and former chair of the Minnesota DFL Party. He owns GreenMark, a leading environmental marketing agency.

Michael Brodkorb, a communications, social media, public affairs and research consultant who has  done work for the Minnesota Republican Party. He also blogs at

Molly Priesmeyer, a Twin Cities writer-journalist-storyteller-strategist. She is the principal at Good Work Group.

Chey Cab – Chey Eisenman is a local cabdriver who tweets about life behind the wheel. She's driven to improve the taxi experience for passengers and drivers

Parenting – Samara Postuma, a stay-at-home Twin Cities mom who blogs at Simplicity in the Suburbs.

Biking – Patrick Stephenson, the director of 30 Days of Biking, a popular Twin Cities bicycling blog.

Northern Minnesota - Aaron Brown, a northern Minnesota authority, author and radio producer who teaches at Hibbing Community College. He also blogs at

Craft beer making – Ryan Tuenge, an avid home brewer and craft beer lover who is not afraid to spend his last $5 on a pint of beer at the local pub.

Home contracting – Reuben Saltzman,  a second-generation home inspector with a passion for his work. He’s also a licensed truth-in-sale of housing evaluator. 

Here are the new staff blogs:

Full Disclosure – Columnist/reporter James Shiffer will be poring through public records with his eye on your best interests.

Food Market – Reporters Mike Hughlett and Tom Meersman will follow the business side around the food that we eat.

#AlwaysOn – Digital life reporter Katie Humphrey will cover all things Internet and culture, from apps and social media to goofy memes.

The Mill – Business Digital Editor Evan Ramstad will connect readers to Minnesota in the world of business.