Maddie DeBilzan


I am a journalism student at Bethel University who has interned at Salon Media in New York City and the St. Paul Pioneer Press. I love playing with toddlers who can barely talk, listening to Ben Rector's music, and watching overtime basketball games.

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St. Paul Pioneer Press

They were at the playground. Then a driver pursued by police changed everything.

About a dozen pairs of tiny shoes are piled up in Nicolle and Kyle Peltier's North Minneapolis entryway on a July day, and noise comes from around the corner: giggles, barefoot...


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The Clarion

Journalism in a Christian community

I've had many students confront me with views that seem to reflect a general misunderstanding of what The Clarion's role is at Bethel University. Here's a clarification. By...

St. Paul Pioneer Press

Las Vegas shooter killed their grandchildren's dad. Now they've stepped up.

Bob and Patricia Krussell from Dellwood pulled their chairs out from a table near the pool area at the White Bear Country Inn and looked around with thin smiles. "This is...

Minnesota Baseball Hub | MN Boys High School Baseball

Woodbury upsets top-ranked Stillwater for Class 4A, Section 4 title

Woodbury came into Tuesday night's game at CHS Field in St. Paul with a looming stereotype: it's nearly impossible to beat a team three times in a row. Add the playback images...

St. Paul Pioneer Press

St. Paul Catholic school accommodated boy's wheelchair - and wins inclusion award

Nathan Leber, who just completed sixth grade at St. Thomas More Catholic School in St. Paul, loves talking about history with his grandpa. He's reading a book about World War II...

The Clarion

Many community members upset, confused about program cuts

An email announced the majors and programs that will be discontinued, leaving many of the affected students, faculty and staff sad and confused. By Maddie DeBilzan and Jasmine...

St. Paul Pioneer Press

Free St. Paul camp has kids fishing, hiking - creating outdoor childhood memories

At Phalen Regional Park, five children lean against a dock railing, legs anxiously bouncing along with the fishing bobbers floating in front of them. Five more little bodies sit...

The Clarion

Bionic arm: A ticket out

By Maddie DeBilzan LaTroy Hawkins was a black man at Westside High School in Gary, Indiana - where over half the population was "economically disadvantaged," where drugs came...