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

Authorities: Woman killed in St. Paul crash was from St. Peter

Cherry Street bus stop will soon move back to permanent location

Le Sueur Co. Sheriff’s Office works to eliminate crime against seniors with TRIAD meetings

VINE Faith in Action will host a human trafficking presentation

Blue Earth County launches Waste Wizard Tool for residents

City of Mankato invites public to biosolids audit

MAPO invites public to open house regarding Warren Street Corridor Study

DEED awards MSU-Mankato’s SBDC with grant to help small businesses

Minnesota IT Services received award for medical disaster response app

Rake the Town registration is now open

Google launches $1 million Google.org Impact Challenge for Minnesota nonprofits

  Authorities identify body found by hunter in rural Mankato

Culvert repair to restrict lanes on Highway 169

MnDOT seeking public input on future Highway 169 project in St. Peter

Citizens Utility Board to host Mankato event about Xcel’s proposed Integrated Resource Plan

Ruck’s Meat Processing recalls cured smoked beef due to possible metal shavings

Brown County Historical Society to host Halloween scavenger hunt

Optivus Physical Therapy to host open house for community members

Court hearing eReminders available for 8 majors case types statewide

Gov. Walz authorizes disaster assistance for southern Minnesota communities

Children’s Museum of Southern Minnesota Receives grant for new program

No school for Mankato Area Public Schools students Oct. 17, 18

  Fairmont named host community of 2020 Minnesota Governor’s Pheasant Hunting Opener

MnDOT invites public to I-90 open house in Austin regarding 2020 project

New exhibits coming to Dickinson County Nature Center’s Pollinator Paradise

St. Peter Public Library one of 50 nationally to host upcoming Holocaust exhibition

Catholic Charities of Southern MN to host recurring workshop for caregivers

Authorities: Partially decayed human body found in rural Mankato

Farmamerica Harvest Festival to continue, rain or shine

Indigenous People’s Day Committee cancels Friday’s event