Joy Riggs grew up in Alexandria, MN, and graduated from Drake University in Des Moines, IA, in 1990 with a bachelor’s degree in news-editorial journalism.

She specializes in writing about history, travel, and parenting. Her award-winning columns, essays, and articles have appeared in numerous publications, including the Star Tribune, Minnesota Parent, Minnesota Monthly, and the Des Moines Register.

She lives in Northfield, Minnesota, where she serves on the boards of the Vintage Band Festival and the Northfield Historical Society.

writerjoyriggs@gmail.com

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