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

AFA providing scholarships to teens impacted by Alzheimer’s disease

Businesses extending hours for Shop New Ulm at Night event

Kennedy Elementary School to host Vendor, Craft Fair

Dig 'N Pink raises over $15,000 for cancer patients

Disney to host casting call at Mall of America

Snow emergency declared for Mapleton’s business district

State Street Theater to host Billy Joel, Elton John tribute performance

City of Mankato releases real-time bus tracking app

Scholarships available for high school juniors

American Red Cross in need of blood during the holidays

Rep. Hagedorn to host mobile office hours in Owatonna, Lamberton

Public invited to Maverick All-Sports Dome open house

GMG’s December to tackle tax reform, impacts on individuals, businesses

Prairie Lakes Regional Arts Council awards scholarships to 24 Blue Earth County students

  Parolee charged with robbery, murdering bank employee in rural Iowa

Mankato Symphony Orchestra announces new interim Executive Director

Clay County Fair receives international awards, recognition

Loyola Catholic School Christmas programs, concerts quickly approaching

Community invited to participate in Connecting Kids Holiday Giving program

Longtime Iowa political operative announced as Klobuchar’s Caucus Advisor

Le Sueur County Relay for Life Team to host craft, bake sale

MnDOT: Changes coming to traffic signals on Highway 169, 22

Blue Earth County unanimously approves Smoking and Tobacco-Free Policy

Five charities selected as beneficiaries for 2020 Mankato Marathon

New Caribou Coffee in St. Peter scheduled to open on Monday

Iowa State Rep. Bruce Bearinger endorses Amy Klobuchar for President

  Toys for Tots program seeks toys for teenage girls, boys

Musician Mary Traxler to perform at the Arts Center of Saint Peter

MnDOT to host public open house, reveal Stormwater Pollution Prevention plan

Ridgeview Le Sueur Medical Center receives gift from Le Sueur Area Healthcare Foundation