Colleen Kelly

Mobile and Social Media Editor |
Phone: 612-673-7400
Colleen manages many of the social media accounts at the Star Tribune, trains reporters on mobile technology, and plans content for mobile and tablet news apps. She has worked as a news and features designer and editor at newspapers including the Miami Herald, the St. Paul Pioneer Press, El Mundo (Lima, Peru), and the Columbia Daily Tribune. Her journalism degree is from the University of Missouri-Columbia.

Recent content from Colleen Kelly

Take a bite out of the Big Apple, without breaking the bank

With careful planning, a smattering of credit card points, subway passes and a sense of adventure, a family of four tackles Manhattan.

Updated: October 19, 2014, - 10:50 AM

New York City shines in summer

A trip to New York City doesn't have to break the bank if you focus on free and discounted attractions.

Updated: October 18, 2014, - 07:45 PM

What is travel hacking — and how do you get started?

In a nutshell, travel hacking is working to accumulate miles, points or elite status to travel for free, or as...

Updated: October 18, 2014, - 07:39 PM

After five months, beating victim Isaac Kolstad is going home

Isaac Kolstad's long road to recovery just took a big step forward, with news Friday that the former college football player has been discharged from inpatient care, five months after being severely beaten in Mankato.

Updated: October 18, 2014, - 01:20 PM

After five months, Mankato beating victim Isaac Kolstad is discharged from rehab

Isaac Kolstad’s long road to recovery took a big step forward Friday with news that the former college football player...

Updated: October 18, 2014, - 01:20 PM

Remember this? Polar vortex in the rear-view mirror

The winter of 2013-2014 was marked by deep cold over much of the United States. The good news is that...

Updated: October 16, 2014, - 04:52 PM

Social media 101: What parents need to know

• No one can keep track of every app or website, but that’s no excuse to ignore everything. Be familiar...

Updated: October 04, 2014, - 10:30 PM

Charioteer takes flight to make way for Capitol repair

The renovation of the Minnesota Capitol offered a rare opportunity Tuesday to see the charioteer atop the golden Quadriga take flight, as it was gently lifted away by a crane to make way for repairs to the chariot.

Updated: September 23, 2014, - 09:21 PM

Longest ship on Great Lakes freed after running aground off Bayfront Park in Duluth

Sightseers in Duluth got a very unexpected and up close look at the longest ship on the Great Lakes on Saturday, when it ran aground only about 50 feet from shore near Bayfront Park in Duluth.

Updated: September 21, 2014, - 11:42 AM

Players tweet reaction to Adrian Peterson indictment

As news of Adrian Peterson's indictment on child-abuse charges broke, NFL players and other pro athletes took to Twitter to comment, with some recounting their own childhood "whoopings" and others calling the punishment excessive.

Updated: September 13, 2014, - 02:38 PM

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