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Colleen Kelly

Mobile and Social Media Editor | StarTribune.com | Newsroom
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.
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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.
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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