Governor Tim Walz and Lieutenant Governor Peggy Flanagan appointed Gwen Nell Westerman to serve as Minnesota’s Poet Laureate. Dr. Westerman will be the first Native Poet Laureate in Minnesota.
Governor Walz, Lieutenant Governor Flanagan Appoint Gwen Nell Westerman as Minnesota Poet Laureate
By Ashley Hanley|2021-09-10T05:02:38-05:00September 10th, 2021|
About the Author: Ashley Hanley
Ashley (Goettl) Hanley is a North Mankato native and Mankato West graduate who made the switch from TV journalism to radio. After five years at KEYC News 12, Ashley is thrilled to be working for KTOE News. Ashley and her husband John, and son John, enjoy spending time in the community. You can also find Ashley coaching and playing softball and supporting her brother on the MSU football team and her sister with Scarlet athletics. Even though she went to the University of Wisconsin-River Falls, Ashley kept her Minnesota roots and is a big Twins and Vikings fan!