Writer Bios


Growing up in the beautiful Driftless region of southwestern Wisconsin, senior editor Jennifer Pitterle learned to speak Norwegian, to cross-country ski, and—best of all—to love reading and writing. She fell in love with magazine writing during college, and is delighted to return to it at Tiger Oak after stints in technical writing and public broadcasting. She loves getting to know a community from the inside out, through its schools, businesses, arts scene and interesting characters. When she’s not at her desk, you might find Jennifer penning her Scandinavian-American culture blog or hiking in Minnesota’s prairies and woods. Have a great story idea (or just want to chat in Norsk)? Say hello at


Erin Monasterio, left, and Becca Scott hang handmade ombre canvas art made of paint chip color samples in the shape of tiny butterflies.
Maple Grove High School grads use their love of interior design to give back to kids in need.
After time away, Osseo teachers return and reflect on the community—and students—they love.
Eric Adolphson makes latte coffee art at the Daily Dose in Maple Grove.
Local coffee and tea experts share their tips for finding the brew that’s right for you.