The Journals' News Team
About the Southwest Journal:
For more than two decades, the Southwest Journal has provided award-winning coverage of civic issues, remarkable neighbors, and arts and culture for more than 20 Minneapolis neighborhoods.


MPP produces relevant, high-quality publications for 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. 

Journals' editor: Sarah McKenzie

Email: // 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. 

Journals' assistant editor: Dylan Thomas

Email:  // phone: 612-436-4391 // Twitter: @dthomasjournals

In addition to serving as assistant editor, Dylan Thomas covers the schools, arts and environment beats for the Journals, as well as several southwest Minneapolis neighborhoods. Prior to working for the Journals, Dylan worked for the Mankato Free Press. 


Journals' staff reporter: Michelle Bruch

Email: // 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.