Sara Guymon recently joined the Brainerd Dispatch as a staff writer.
Guymon will cover Baxter and Baxter City Council, as well as business, feature stories and other duties for the Brainerd Dispatch.
Guymon grew up in New Ulm, Minnesota. She graduated from New Ulm Public High School and went on to attend college at the University of Minnesota Duluth. While at UMD, Guymon pursued a major in journalism and a double minor in photography and international studies.
Prior to coming to the Dispatch, she worked as a student journalist and sports director for The Bark, the student paper at UMD. She also interned for the Duluth News Tribune and UMD’s Public Relations Department.
In addition to her internships, she worked as a student photographer for UMD’s Sports Information and as an on-air announcer for KUMD, now known as The North 103.3.
Our newsroom occasionally reports stories under a byline of "staff." Often, the "staff" byline is used when rewriting basic news briefs that originate from official sources, such as a city press release about a road closure, and which require little or no reporting. At times, this byline is used when a news story includes numerous authors or when the story is formed by aggregating previously reported news from various sources. If outside sources are used, it is noted within the story.
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