About us


For four decades, readers have turned to The Journal for news about City Hall and neighborhood issues in the Downtown area. Now, the newspaper serves the dynamic Northeast community as well. The biweekly community newspaper provides public affairs journalism on important issues facing the schools, parks and City Hall. Features on arts and culture figure prominently in coverage as well.


MPP produces relevant, high-quality publications for your family, your community and your life. MPP has established itself as a statewide resource through its diverse collection of trustworthy publications including the Southwest Journal, The Journal, Minnesota Parent and Minnesota Good Age. 



Editor: Sarah McKenzie 


Email: smckenzie@mnpubs.com // Phone: 612-436-4371 // Twitter: @smckenzie21

Sarah McKenzie has served as editor of the Journals in Minneapolis since 2006. She is on the board of directors for the Minnesota Society of Professional Journalists, and has a weekly news segment on Fox 9 on Mondays at 8:30 a.m. Before working for the Journals, she was a reporter for The Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Journal and the Journal Inquirer in Manchester, Conn. She has also interned for the Duluth News Tribune, Star Tribune and Pioneer Press. 

Assistant editor: Dylan Thomas 

Email: dthomas@mnpubs.com // Phone: 612-436-4391 // Twitter: dthomasjournals
Staff writer: Michelle Bruch 
Email: mbruch@mnpubs.com //  Phone: 612-436-4394 // Twitter: @MichelleBruch

Michelle covers general news and all the business buzz in Southwest Minneapolis. She lives near Lake Nokomis with her husband Matt and two little boys. She first started writing for the Journals in 2006.


Staff writer: Ben Johnson

Email: bjohnson@mnpubs.com //  Phone: 612-436-5088 // Twitter: @johnsonbend


Sales administrator: Kate Manson

Email: kmanson@mnpubs.com //  Phone: 612-436-5084