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Melinda Lavine

Features Reporter

Melinda Lavine (she/her) is an award-winning features reporter at the Duluth News Tribune, where she has worked since 2014.

She has been a features-focused, multidisciplinary journalist for 10 years, and today, she writes about the heartbeat of our community: the people.

Melinda grew up in central North Dakota, a first-generation American and the daughter of a military dad.

She earned bachelors degrees in English and Communications from the University of North Dakota in 2006, and started her career at the Grand Forks (N.D.) Herald that summer. She helped launch the Herald's features section, as the editor, before moving to Duluth in June 2014 to do the same at the DNT.

Contact her: 218-723-5346, mlavine@duluthnews.com.

Language: English

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