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Colleen Kelly

Mobile and Social Media Editor | StarTribune.com | Newsroom
phone: 612-673-7400
Colleen manages the social media accounts at the Star Tribune, trains editors and reporters on mobile technology, and plans strategy for the mobile web site and apps. She also teaches editing as an adjunct at the University of Minnesota. Colleen has worked as an editor and news and features designer the Miami Herald, the St. Paul Pioneer Press and El Mundo (Lima, Peru). Her journalism degree is from the University of Missouri-Columbia.
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Sheriff confirms Pitt plane was at Minn. airport but doesn't address 'out-of-control' incident

Sheriff confirms Pitt plane was at Minn. airport but doesn't address 'out-of-control' incident

The plane's landing at the international airport in International Falls was confirmed by the Koochiching County Sheriff's Office.
In honor of Cirque show, we turned our intern into a Na'vi from 'Avatar'

In honor of Cirque show, we turned our intern into a Na'vi from 'Avatar'

Meticulously applying the layers of makeup needed to pull-off the eye-popping look of Cirque du Soleil's upcoming show, “Toruk:The First Flight,” takes about an hour.
Ruh roh, Scooby! Stolen Mystery Machine van hits St. Paul house

Ruh roh, Scooby! Stolen Mystery Machine van hits St. Paul house

Jinkies! St. Paul police had a mystery on their hands after a stolen van crashed into a house in St. Paul early Friday. When officers…
Prince: global rock star, musical genius, cultural icon — and a good neighbor

Prince: global rock star, musical genius, cultural icon — and a good neighbor

Only after Prince's death are some fans seeing another side of the music legend, with heartfelt stories of his anonymous generosity appearing at memorials and in social media posts around the Twin Cities.
Haunting photo of solitary figure visiting Fort Snelling Cemetery in storm goes viral

Haunting photo of solitary figure visiting Fort Snelling Cemetery in storm goes viral

The image of the unidentified figure standing among the gravestones was captured by Star Tribune photographer David Joles just as a snowstorm descended on the Twin Cities.

Interactive: Young victims of gun violence in Minnesota

They died on the street. In cars. At parties. In school. At home. In all, 116 Minnesota youths died from shootings in the past 12 years. Sometimes it was an accident. Often it was murder. In some cases, the circumstances are a mystery. All were 18 years old or younger.
Two pedestrians hit by Blue Line train in Minneapolis

Two pedestrians hit by Blue Line train in Minneapolis

Two pedestrians were struck and injured by Blue Line trains in two separate crashes Monday in south Minneapolis, Metro Transit officials said. That makes 13…
Two-alarm fire in south Minneapolis displaces up to 20 residents

Two-alarm fire in south Minneapolis displaces up to 20 residents

A two-alarm fire in a south Minneapolis house displaced residents Friday afternoon but didn’t cause any injuries. The Minneapolis Fire Department said the cause of…
Dad of gun-toting student calls for ND principal's firing over photo ban

Dad of gun-toting student calls for ND principal's firing over photo ban

In the photo, Josh Renville, a senior at Fargo North High school, is pictured holding "his favorite" rifle and wearing a shirt emblazoned with the stars and stripes.
Is Snape good or bad? JK Rowling's response causes uproar on Twitter

Is Snape good or bad? JK Rowling's response causes uproar on Twitter

The question has long plagued fans of Harry Potter: Why did the boy wizard name his son after Severus Snape, a teacher who hated Harry's…
Charges: Champlin woman threatened to 'taste' neighbors' 'delicious' children

Charges: Champlin woman threatened to 'taste' neighbors' 'delicious' children

Carrie Pernula was charged Thursday with stalking and disorderly conduct after the incidents, which began in late September.
We put Amazon's one-hour delivery to the ultimate test: ice cream

We put Amazon's one-hour delivery to the ultimate test: ice cream

After Amazon announced it was launching its rapid-delivery service in the Twin Cities, we decided to put it to the test: Could it deliver?
Astronaut shares epic shot of Minneapolis

Astronaut shares epic shot of Minneapolis

Astronaut Kjell Lindgren, who completed his medical residency at Hennepin County Medical Center, shared the incredibly detailed photo of Minneapolis from the International Space Station.
Minneapolis police find missing vulnerable 10-year-old boy

Minneapolis police find missing vulnerable 10-year-old boy

A 10-year-old boy was found by Minneapolis police after being reported missing from the Longfellow neighborhood. Police had asked for the public's help to locate…
Finally! Official UND nickname vote will happen next month

Finally! Official UND nickname vote will happen next month

Fans and alumni will finally be able to weigh in on the new University of North Dakota team nickname after years of contentious debate.
Adrenaline-soaked floating playground is every Minnesotan's dream

Adrenaline-soaked floating playground is every Minnesotan's dream

The floating monstrosity, which was created by a team who aren't afraid to dream big, is already making waves online, thanks to a video that has quickly gone viral.
Minnesota Zoo welcomes adorable (and endangered) Malayan tapir

Minnesota Zoo welcomes adorable (and endangered) Malayan tapir

The zoo unveiled the striped-and-spotted bundle of cute this week — hailed as a "conservation achievement" — although the 25-pound male calf will remain out of public view while he bonds with his mom.
From small ponds to big arenas, photos capture Hockey Day Minnesota

From small ponds to big arenas, photos capture Hockey Day Minnesota

Temperatures above freezing in parts of Minnesota didn't put a damper on the annual celebration of our State of Hockey. Here's how it unfolded around Minnesota.
South Dakota pulls 'Don't Jerk and Drive' safety campaign

South Dakota pulls 'Don't Jerk and Drive' safety campaign

South Dakota officials have decided to yank a "Don't Jerk and Drive" safety campaign after a powerful legislator and some members of the public latched on to the sexual innuendo in the phrase.
Oct. 17: After 5 months, Isaac Kolstad going home

Oct. 17: After 5 months, Isaac Kolstad 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.
Take a bite out of the Big Apple, without breaking the bank

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

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 cheaply as possible. Some people…
After five months, Mankato beating victim Isaac Kolstad is discharged from rehab

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 has been discharged from inpatient…
Social media 101: What parents need to know

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 with the most popular apps,…
Longest ship on Great Lakes freed after running aground off Bayfront Park in Duluth

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.
Dad teaches teens how to change toilet paper roll in hilarious video

Dad teaches teens how to change toilet paper roll in hilarious video

And you thought Minnesotans were passive-aggressive? A British dad has recorded a hilarious spoof "instructional" video to teach his teenage children how to change a roll of toilet paper.

Facebook photo stirs St. Paul Taser debate

Image shows area where St. Paul cops stunned man.
Facebook photo adds fuel to debate over tasing of man in St. Paul skyway

Facebook photo adds fuel to debate over tasing of man in St. Paul skyway

A photo posted to Facebook nearly five years ago is adding fresh fuel to debate over an incident in a St. Paul skyway that left…
Protester jumps from parking ramp, hangs banner at All Star Game

Protester jumps from parking ramp, hangs banner at All Star Game

Early in the All-Star Game at Target Field, a protester gained access to the large video board in right field by jumping from a parking…
Wall of ice damages homes, threatens Lake Mille Lacs resort

Wall of ice damages homes, threatens Lake Mille Lacs resort

Wind-swept ice is on the move along Lake Mille Lacs, with giant flows creating beachheads on the shoreline and grinding into houses.
What cold? Minnesotans (mostly) embrace the extreme weather

What cold? Minnesotans (mostly) embrace the extreme weather

Even for Minnesota, this has been a winter of extremes, with mandatory statewide school cancellations and wind chills plummeting to more than 40 degreees below…
'The Gods of Guilt' plumbs justice's shades of gray

'The Gods of Guilt' plumbs justice's shades of gray

BOOK REVIEW: In Connelly's fifth legal thriller, a dirty-tricks lawyer has an old case come back to haunt him.
Have purple, will travel: Vikings fans ready for London invasion

Have purple, will travel: Vikings fans ready for London invasion

Whether you'll be at the game or watching from the States, meet the people who will be showing their Purple Pride in London this Sunday.
Live Blog: Gay marriage legal In Minnesota

Live Blog: Gay marriage legal In Minnesota

Just after midnight on Aug. 1, Minnesota became the 13th state in the nation to allow same-sex marriage. We live-blogged from the scenes of the state's first weddings.
Baby boom: Minnesota Zoo welcomes two Asian wild horses

Baby boom: Minnesota Zoo welcomes two Asian wild horses

The horses, once extinct in the wild, are being bred and reintroduced to protected lands as part of a coordinated species survival plan.
Review: "Bad Monkey" by Carl Hiaasen is a rollicking ride

Review: "Bad Monkey" by Carl Hiaasen is a rollicking ride

BOOK REVIEW: "Bad Monkey" is both a rollicking murder mystery and an elegy to the Florida that is fast disappearing.

Interactive: Young victims of gun violence in Minnesota

116 youths died in Minnesota between 2001 and 2012.
NONFICTION REVIEW: "Wonder Girl"

NONFICTION REVIEW: "Wonder Girl"

The life story of Babe Didrikson, one of professional golf's most accomplished athletes.
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