My name is Brielle Bredsten, and I look forward to my new position as a reporter for the Isanti County News.
Topics I will be covering include the Braham City Council, feature stories on the Braham Area School District, arts and entertainment, as well as other community news and feature stories.
I moved to Princeton in May and married my college sweetheart in June. My husband and I live with our two cats and two dogs in a house on about 2 acres of land. We love the freedom of living where we do — what a change from the city life.
I grew up in St. Francis and moved a total of five times in my life. The experience of living in a small town, then the suburbs and later moving to the city, helped determine what I really wanted from life, and that meant living in the country.
Most of my free time is spent outdoors. Some of my favorite hobbies include hunting, fishing, camping, riding ATVs and enjoying the fresh air while I’m out for a run. You could describe me as an adventurous soul.
Writing has always been a passion of mine. When it became time to chose my major in college, writing was a no-brainer. For fun and some extra money, I submitted articles to Metro State’s monthly student newspaper, The Metropolitan. After two years of working for the paper I became the editor. It was great to be surrounded by other writers and learn about the production process.
Last December I graduated with a degree in professional writing and technical communication, with minors in creative writing and advertising. It is exciting to utilize my schooling. Along with reporting for the Isanti County News, I’ll also be writing for the Mille Lacs County Times.
On the side, I am working on a “Choose Your Own Ending” children’s book to tap into my creative side. I also work as an independent beauty consultant for Mary Kay to practice my advertising and marketing skills.
I am very grateful for the opportunity to join the team here at the Isanti County News. It is so exciting to be able to grow in the community and learn about the area I now call “home.”
Please feel free to introduce yourself or suggest story ideas to 763-691-6017 or send me an email at [email protected]