Jake Rinehart

Jake Rinehart

Digital Content Producer

-- Hometown?

St. Peter, Minnesota

-- Alma Mater:

Minnesota State University, Mankato

-- What's your favorite part of your job?

I love that I am able to combine my business expertise into my work on a daily basis.

-- What's your dream story?

I don’t have a dream story, although I have been told to write an auto-biography on multiple occasions.

-- What did you want to be when you were growing up?

I had always wanted to be in the field of business as I was growing up.

-- What got you interested in (news, sports, weather)?

I have always been a natural born competitor, so it makes sense that I got into sports at an early age. When I had to stop playing sports due to genetic health complications, I got really into news because I always enjoyed the feeling of being the first to report a story because of the competitiveness, which was similar to the feeling I got from playing sports.

-- Favorite Book?

I am a big fan of the Calvin & Hobbes comic books. They remind me of a simpler time in my life. In fact, I still have the first Calvin & Hobbes book that I purchased at my First Grade Scholastic Book Fair.

-- Have you been told you look like someone famous?

People tend to tell me that I look a lot like Eminem. I’m still waiting for the day that people say Eminem looks like me.

-- If you could spend a week anywhere, where would you go?

I would go to Italy and purchase a plot of land and begin preparations on my future estate.

-- If you had access to a time machine, where and when would you go?

I would go to the early 20th Century because I'm always being reminded that I was born 100 years too late.


  • Washington Journalism and Media Conference Alum (2014)


  • Minnesota State University, Mankato,

Recent Articles by Jake

State Patrol: New Ulm woman killed in crash near Courtland

Mankato Loyola defeats Madelia in 3OT thriller

VINE Faith in Action to host presentation about history of Mankato Post Office

Snow emergency declared for Mankato’s downtown corridor

  St. Peter teen killed in crash near Nicollet

Hockey Day Minnesota coming to Mankato in 2021

Brand to host community conversation; public invited

Hagedorn to host mobile office hours in Vernon Center

City of Mankato offering commercial loans for interior, exterior improvements

Students, public invited to 5th annual MLK Day of Service at Minnesota State Mankato

Snowplows to be removed from multiple southern Minn. counties until conditions improve

JCC’s Wolff sets new program record

ISG announces changes to leadership structure

River’s Edge Hospital to make changes to facility entrances

UMN Extension seeking 2019 planting data from farmers

Gustavus’ Schwartz, Gibbons named DIII All-Americans

12 Mavericks receive the NSIC’s Myles Brand Award

Mankato Area Public Schools invites parents, children to “Screenagers” showings

Springfield’s Buerkle scores 1,000th career point

Madelia’s Glover sets new program record for points scored in a game

Minnesota State’s Hoffner named AFCA DII Coach of the Year

YWCA Mankato announces 2020 Women of Distinction honorees

Martin Luther College holds off Concordia-Moorhead’s late comeback

Iowa Lakes Community College to host annual high school jazz band contest

Audition dates announced for upcoming State Street Theater Co. production

UMN Extension announces 7 small grain workshops coming to southern Minnesota

Blue Earth County seeking public feedback regarding updated MHMP

Former Mankato educator announced as MDE Deputy Commissioner

Fruit, vegetable farmer-to-farmer gathering to be hosted in St. Peter

Minnesota State’s Sowder named WCHA Rookie of the Week