The St. James Plaindealer has brought on a new staff writer to replace Sam Peterson. Mitch Cottew comes from Sauk Rapids, Minnesota with an extensive background in photography. While in college ,Cottew wrote and took pictures for the Green Dragons of MSUM.  Cottew graduated from MSUM in December with a degree in Advertising and Public Relations. While in college, Cottew also was an Eagle Scout and involved with campus sustainability. Before moving to St. James ,Cottew recently worked as a Barrista for a coffee shop called Caribou Coffee.

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