Melissa Turtinen is the digital content manager at FOX 9.
Melissa is a native of Minnesota, who has been a reporter and editor in the Twin Cities since 2013. Prior to that, she was a reporter and web producer in Boston.
She enjoys being outside, exploring new places and spending time with family, friends and her two corgis, Puff and Ella.
If you have a story idea or news tip, email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The latest from Melissa Turtinen
Moldy berry in the container: Is it safe?
The Mayo Clinic is providing some insight into a question many people have had: If there's one moldy berry in a container, does it spoil the bunch?
Trinity Ottoson-Smith shooting: Man pleads guilty in girl's murder
The man accused of fatally shooting 9-year-old Trinity Ottoson-Smith while she jumped on a trampoline in Minneapolis in May 2021 has pleaded guilty.
Man charged in St. Paul double fatal funeral shooting that killed chef
A man has been charged in a double homicide outside a celebration of life event in St. Paul.
Hyundai, Kia thefts: Twin Cities mayors, AG call for safety recall
The mayors of Minneapolis and St. Paul and Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison are calling on Kia and Hyundai to issue a recall and outfit all vehicles with industry-standard anti-theft technology to curb the spike in vehicle thefts in the Twin Cities metro.
MnDOT launches greater Minnesota trip planner for public transit
The Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) has launched a multimodal trip planner for rural Minnesota.
Deshaun Hill killing: Cody Fohrenkam sentenced in teen's murder
Cody Fohrenkam has been sentenced to 38.5 years for the murder of standout Minneapolis North student-athlete Deshaun Hill Jr during a contentious hearing on Tuesday.
Lake Superior Zoo welcomes endangered pygmy slow loris twins
For the second time in a year, a family of pygmy slow lorises at Lake Superior Zoo in Duluth has welcomed a set of twins.
Eagle on Minnesota DNR's EagleCam covered in snow
The eagle that's the star of the Minnesota DNR's EagleCam is covered in snow Thursday as the long-duration winter storm winds down.
Eli Hart killing: Mom sentenced to life in prison for murdering her son
Eli Hart's mother Julissa Thaler has been sentenced to life in prison for murdering her 6-year-old son on May 20, 2022.
Convicted murderer possibly armed with AR-15 may be in Twin Cities
The search continues for Ralph Apmann, a convicted murderer who is believed to be armed with an AR-15 and a 9mm handgun.