About Us

Minnesota Parent is the Twin Cities’ premier parenting magazine, published every month for busy moms and dads looking for parenting ideas and inspiration, helpful local resources and oodles of fun activities happening right here in Minnesota!

Our magazines are FREE at newsstands statewide, available around the first of the month. We print 45,000 copies every month — and over 90 percent of them are picked up from our more than 1,000 rack sites.

You can also have our glossy magazine mailed to your home. Simply subscribe. You’ll also find all our back issues in digital format right here.

On mnparent.com, you’ll find not just our award-winning columnists and local feature stories, but also new parenting blogs, plus indispensible online resource guides, including Mom & BabyEducation and Camp.

You can receive our content, plus great events and news, straight to your inbox by signing up for our weekly email newsletter.

We’re also the team behind the annual Minnesota Parent Family Directory, a digital and printed guide to more than 200 family-friendly attractions in the Twin Cities, plus over 50 can’t-miss events just for families. Look for copies of Family Directory right next to our Minnesota Parent racks — or browse the digital version.

We’re a locally-owned, family-run business, part of Minnesota Premier Publications, which also publishes Minnesota Good Age magazine, the Southwest Journal (serving southwest Minneapolis) and The Journal, serving downtown and Northeast Minneapolis.

Read our Minnesota Parent staff bios to get to know us or stop by one of our family-friendly events.
We love digging into all things parenting!

Staff Bios

Publisher: Janis Hall

Janis and Terry started the Southwest Journal in 1990 in their Linden Hills basement and purchased Minnesota Parent in 2004. Janis grew up reading the San Francisco Chronicle and remains a diehard newspaper fan. She lives in a 1916 Arts and Crafts house in Fulton with husband Terry, dogs Emmet and Lily, and cat Bello. And a massive number of books.

 

 

Co-publisher & Sales Manager: Terry Gahan
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Terry Gahan likes the newspaper business and the fun that comes with working with business and community leaders who recognize the Journals’ contribution to the community. He also enjoys spending time with his family, working out and playing music.

 

 

 

Art Director: Danielle Cunningham

Creative Director: Valerie Moe

Valerie Moe join Minnesota Premier Publications (our parent company) family in 2007. Valerie is Creative Director of our sister publication, the Southwest Journal and also blogs for Minnesota Parent about handy products she’s discovered while parenting (including some products that are for parenting multiples!) at mnparent.com/moe-mama. In her free time, she enjoys doing art projects with her three young children and is also an Herbalife wellness coach.

 

Associate Editor / Books Editor: Ed Dykhuizen

Ed Dykhuizen

Ed Dykhuizen works for Minnesota Parent, Minnesota Good Age and Southwest Journal as an Associate Editor, which involves proofreading stories and managing the publications’ websites, event calendars, and social media presences. He also writes Minnesota Parent’s Bookshelf column, meaning he gets to receive and read lots of children’s books. He is a husband to Erin and a father of three kids — daughter Eleanor and twin boys Samuel and Nicholas. In 2015, he wrote and self-published a book — The Baseball Hall of Fame Corrected — under the pseudonym Eddie Daniels.

 

Account Executive: Owen Davis
Owen Davis

Owen handles advertising sales, which is a great way to stay in touch with the local community, and a total blast. When he isn’t hard at work on that, he can be found teaching and performing music throughout the Twin Cities. He’s grateful to live in a place with such an appreciation for both art and journalism.

 

 

Distribution Manager: Marlo Johnson

Marlo manages a roster of 50 carriers and drivers to efficiently distribute our publications to residents and bulk drop sites. He grew up in Minneapolis and graduated from the University of Minnesota. Marlo came to Minnesota Premier Publications in 2004 after working with national consumer magazines for a number of years.