Updated: 12/05/2013 1:58 PM
Created: 08/17/2012 6:21 PM WDIO.com
Laurie joined the Eyewitness News team in August 2012. Two years earlier, she started her career as an Anchor/Reporter for KSAX-TV in Alexandria, Minnesota. Laurie quickly fell in love with the region and the news she was able to cover.
"I enjoyed giving people in smaller communities a voice," Laurie said. "I was able to tell great stories that affected people who sometimes get ignored by bigger media outlets."
While covering news in west-central Minnesota, Laurie also fell in love with the way of life. She found time to learn to fish, hunt and ride a snowmobile.
"I caught the fishing fever, not to mention a 27-inch walleye," Laurie said. "I love the outdoors and the different activities that come with each season. I can't wait to hook a lunker out on Lake Superior."
This California girl loves to explore the Northland, or as some say, the "San Francisco of the Midwest".
Laurie is originally from San Jose, Calif. and graduated from San Diego State University where she majored in Journalism. She had her first internship at KUSI-TV in San Diego, but really got her feet wet in the newsroom while interning at KBAK-TV in Bakersfield, Calif.
Laurie is excited to be covering news in the Northland, and during her time off, she doesn't mind taking in the beautiful view of the lake!
If you have a story idea for Laurie, you can send her an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sheriff: Double Homicide Suspect in Induced Coma
Bayfield County Sheriff Paul Susienka says the suspect in an Iron River double homicide is in an induced coma at a Duluth hospital. 44-year-old Jimmy Crain is the only suspect in the deaths of his parents, Eunice and Jim Crain.
Lawsuit Seeks List of Accused Priests in Duluth
A lawsuit is asking the Diocese of Duluth to release its list of 17 priests accused of molesting minors.
Minnesota Firearms Season Deer Harvest Down
Minnesota's deer harvest total for 2013 is about 144,000, down 6 percent from the year earlier. A DNR official says poor weather and a smaller deer population were factors.
Ashland City Council Member to Challenge Duffy
A Democratic member of the Ashland City Council says she intends to run against Republican U.S. Rep. Sean Duffy next year.
Wis. Bill Would Require 30 Minutes of Daily Gym Class
Elementary school students in Wisconsin would have at least half an hour of daily physical education under a bill backed by Republican Rep. Chad Weininger, of Green Bay.