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Kyndell Harkness

Photo Editor | Nights
Phone: 612-673-4275

Kyndell Harkness has been a photo editor for the Minneapolis Star Tribune for more than two years but has been a photojournalist for more than two decades. Harkness has driven all over the state covering everything from family farmers, to championship games, to presidential visits.

Harkness has coordinated coverage of the Ryder Cup, two Olympics, the Super Bowl and breaking news such as Prince's death and occupations after police shootings. She has taught at J Camp through the Asian American Journalism Association for 12 years and served for five years as the president of Minnesota News Photographer's Association, planning a yearly contest and convention.
Recent content from Kyndell Harkness
William Harkness, 10, visited the memorial to George Floyd in Minneapolis.

A Minnesota mother mourns her 10-year-old son making the transition from Black boy to Black man

He's only 10, but a Minneapolis mother already sees the toll of the transition on her son.
A new generation of leaders includes, from top left, Jason Sole, Jobi Adams, Shawntera Hardy, and, from bottom left, Lena Gardner, Chaun Webster and B

Meet the new generation of Twin Cities black leaders

For many, the civil-rights work of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. remains unfinished. A new generation of black leaders in the Twin Cities area has emerged to carry their message of justice forward.
Aditya Kshirsagar, 6, performed with the rest of his group, at the Diwali festival held at Hopkins High School in Minnetonka Saturday, November 5, 201

A dance during Diwali

Aditya Kshirsagar, 6, performed with the rest of his group at a Diwali celebration in Minnetonka on Saturday.
John Wehrly, 27, with hands clasped, walked up to receive the "Blood of Christ" during the mass that opens the school year at The Saint Paul Seminary

So I Say Yes

John Wehrly, above center, joined the growing ranks at the St. Paul Seminary School of Divinity for the opening mass of the school year last weekend. His class of 33 is the largest since 1981 at the seminary, located at the University of St. Thomas. "I've had this desire towards the priesthood and towards the life of single service to God's people and God since I was an undergrad," said Wehrly, 27. Still, he wavered about making the commitment. On April 1, he said, he prayed to God for an open heart and got his answer. "You've got me," he said. "At least for this next year, and if this is what you want of me, I know it is going to fulfill me. So I say yes."