Katelyn Mae Petrin

Editorial assistant Katelyn Mae Petrin lived all over Washington state before moving to St. Louis, where she studied medical humanities, classics, and writing at Washington University. While finishing school, she wrote for St. Louis Public Radio, KDHX, the Common Reader, and the Riverfront Times. She also met real life cyborgs for the Merle Kling Fellowship in Literary Journalism, covered southwestern Illinois for Alton’s Telegraph, and built a fresh website for STLPR's St. Louis History in Black and White. At SLM, she copyedits and edits the online blogs for Health and At Home. In her free time, she bakes, plays roller derby, games, and rides motorcycles. She resides in Franz Park, where she is slowly renovating a '60s kit home. 

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Catch a double feature at these remnants of Missouri and Illinois history. more

Aug 4, 2017 4:43 PM Travel 1 Comments


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The death of the Internet Cat Video Festival birthed something new and beautiful in St. Louis. more

Aug 3, 2017 4:28 PM News

The Lustron Corporation's steel homes were built to house GIs after World War II. Now, only 1,200 are estimated to exist in the United States today. more

Jul 27, 2017 12:38 PM History 7 Comments

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The highest-funded Kickstarter fitness wearable gets tested in St. Louis. She's not the Alexa of the running world yet, but she could be. more

Jul 24, 2017 10:00 AM Fitness


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Dr. Jaye Shyken runs the Women and Infant Substance Help Center to treat heroin addiction and keep families together. more

Jul 21, 2017 11:26 AM Health

After this year’s Sinquefield Cup, the Grand Chess Tour’s Saint Louis Rapid and Blitz event will pit the famous grandmaster against some of the world's best young chess players. more

Jul 10, 2017 9:30 AM News


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The land is a gathering place where Brian’s culinary instincts and Megan’s green thumb and decorating talents mesh. more

Jun 15, 2017 3:37 PM Home


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STLVegGirl Caryn Dugan talks about eating healthy, changing habits, and embracing the St. Louis vegan scene. more

Jun 15, 2017 2:15 PM Dining

James T. Hodgkinson of Belleville shot at least five people this morning, according to law enforcement officials. more

Jun 14, 2017 12:20 PM Politics


Photo by Katelyn Mae Petrin

At its Clayton View location, Stonecrest residents can dote on adorable foster dogs from the APA Adoption Center. The program benefits both animals and humans. more

Jun 5, 2017 8:00 AM Health


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No green thumb? No worries. “If you can pick paint, you can nurture flowers,” says Claire Josephson of Wave Petunias. more

May 22, 2017 6:00 AM Home 1 Comments


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Park operator Ash King says the project is like traditional trampoline gyms "times 20, on steroids." Flying Spider boasts to having the first indoor zip line over a foam pit. more

May 18, 2017 2:42 PM Fitness


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From West County to Metro East, these trails will take bicyclists and hikers through some of the best sights in the region. more

May 18, 2017 6:00 AM Outdoors


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Julia de la Paz became St. Louis' first national USA Climbing champ in bouldering in February. Now, she's training for a sport-climbing season. more

May 18, 2017 6:00 AM Family

Following the "WannaCry" cyber-attack that hit more than 150 countries last weekend, Dr. Shaji Khan weighs in on how to protect your machine and why "this is not over yet." more

May 15, 2017 2:10 PM News


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When Christina and Tim Schellhardt purchased Tree Court Builders Supply, as far as they knew, the building hadn’t flooded in its 25 years in business. Now, the company has flooded twice in 18 months. more

May 15, 2017 1:06 PM Home


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After unexpected expenses last year, Pride St. Louis' community initiatives and PrideFest could face downsizing—or end—if the organization can't raise $238,000. more

May 9, 2017 3:08 PM News 1 Comments

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Photo courtesy of CycleBar

At the charity ride this Sunday, CycleBar owners are hoping to raise at least $1,250, which will be donated to the American Red Cross. more

May 4, 2017 4:06 PM Health News

Trailnet and the Katy Land Trust are launching an initiative to educate the region about what the city has to offer—and to demonstrate the value of connecting the metro area. more

May 4, 2017 1:58 PM Outdoors

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Courtesy of Project Wake Up

Nonprofit Project Wake Up wants to start conversations about mental health and suicide. The group's new commercial is part of a larger plan. more

Apr 28, 2017 12:56 PM Health

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