Meet the Folks at North Star News

Gretchen Baker

Gretchen Baker is a staff writer and advertising representative for North Star News. She also writes a column each week entitled “Adventures in Parenting.”

You can contact Gretchen at the North Star News either by calling 436-2157, or via email at







Ryan Bergeronryan

Ryan Bergeron is a reporter. Ryan grew up in Greenbush and is a graduate of UND.

You can contact Ryan at the North Star News via email at








Rachel Bakke

Rachel Bakke is the newest member of the news team. Bakke will be covering local news including city and school board, plus feature stories from around the area.

Bakke graduated from North Dakota State University in 2015 with a major in criminal justice and minors in psychology and political science. Upon graduation, Bakke traveled to Washington D.C. as the Press Intern for U.S. Senator Heidi Heitkamp.

To contact Rachel Bakke with news or feature story ideas, call the North Star News at 436-2157 or email:


North Star News

204 South Main Street
PO Box 158
Karlstad, MN 56732-0158

Phone (218) 436-2157
FAX (218) 436-3271