Callie Schmidt


Intern at the St. Paul Pioneer Press. Senior journalism student at Bethel University.
News editor at The Clarion and a South St. Paul native.
Contact: [email protected]

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Pioneer Press

Thousands protest gun violence at St. Paul's March for Our Lives rally

Thousands of students and supporters marched Saturday in St. Paul as part of the March for Our Lives demonstration to protest gun violence.

Pioneer Press

With its large urban farm, Frogtown wants to be St. Paul's greenest neighborhood

St. Paul's Frogtown seeks to become the most sustainable and eco-friendly neighborhood in the city.

The Clarion

Bethel enrollment drop causes $6 million shortfall, salary freezes, staff cuts

Bethel University is expecting a $6 million deficit next year largely due to lower enrollment in the College of Arts and Sciences.

Shakopee Valley News

Shakopee: Where the jobs are plentiful, but not housing

In 2015, the Met Council found a mere one in 10 homes developed in the Twin Cities region were affordable. That year, Shakopee developed just 26 homes that would be considered...

Duluth News Tribune

Cellphone scam reaches Minnesota; reports of stolen bank accounts...

A new nationwide scam that targets smartphone users has reached Minnesota. | Published first by Pioneer Press, then picked up by Duluth News Tribune and MinnPost. Most highly...

Pioneer Press

Vadnais Heights welcomes home Olympians Marissa and Hannah Brandt

Olympic sisters return home with a message for young girls on International Women's Day.

Pioneer Press

Hill-Murray grad's legacy: $3 million for scholarships for low-income East Side kids

The second-largest gift in the Maplewood Catholic school's history will make it possible for 20 students to receive scholarships toward tuition each year.

Pioneer Press

New Twin Cities gym plans to combine 'bouldering' and beer

A gym dedicated to "bouldering" - rock climbing on lower walls that requires no harnesses or ropes - will be the first of its kind in the Twin Cities to serve beer, and...

The Clarion

Snoop Dogg to perform at Bethel

Benson Great Hall will host 19th annual Super Bowl Gospel Celebration Thursday.

Pioneer Press

Just how big is Minnesota's Super Bowl? Here are the numbers

A compilation of how Super Bowl LII will impact Minnesota: by the numbers.

Shakopee Valley News

Taking care of prisoners

A new community paramedics program at Scott County Jail provides more hours of care for inmates.

Shakopee Valley News

Groups protest Extreme Race Day at Canterbury

About 20 people protested Canterbury Park's Extreme Race Day Saturday, an event featuring camels, ostriches and zebras racing, in addition to horses.

The Clarion

Welcoming the stranger

For some Bethel students and faculty, President Trump's executive order on immigration hits close to home.

The Clarion

Safe places, brave spaces

Augsburg College boasts several designated safe spaces on their campus for interfaith dialogue and LGBTQ-support groups. How does Bethel compare in terms of safe spaces?

International writing


Helping to heal

Guatemalan healer and Myan Priestess Lidia Escobedo volunteers her healing therapies at Hogar de Ancianos Fray Rodrigo de La Cruz, a nursing home in Antigua. She also teaches...


Speaking truth to power

A former architect and Antigua native, Asensio became the first female mayor of Antigua Jan. 15, 2016, making her one of the nine female mayors in Guatemala out of 338,...