Chelsey Perkins

Chelsey Perkins

Chelsey Perkins spent the first 15 years of her journalism career as a print journalist, primarily as a newspaper reporter and editor. She's now news director of KAXE in Grand Rapids, Minnesota, where she's building the first local newsroom based at the station in its 47 years.

Striking UPM Blandin paper mill workers rally in Grand Rapids

By: - July 22, 2023

GRAND RAPIDS — Fiery speeches drowned out the honks of passing motorists as hundreds of striking UPM Blandin workers and supporters gathered for a rally Friday. “I swear to goodness I saw the most American thing I’ve seen in the past 10 years happen today,” said Zak Radzak, secretary-treasurer for the Teamsters Local No. 346. […]