Elise Schmelzer joined the Star-Tribune in 2016 after graduating from the University of Missouri and interning at newspapers around the country. As features editor, she oversees arts and culture coverage and reports stories on a broad variety of topics.
CHEYENNE — Tom Lockhart always made time to mentor those younger than him, even as he used a “velvet hammer” to lead one of the Wyoming Legisl…
After the loss of a loved one to suicide, family members are left to navigate difficult, unthinkable questions in a haze of loss.
JAY EM — They used to hold Saturday night dances on the top floor of the general store that grew so large the building started to sway.
For the fifth year in a row, Wyoming lawmakers killed a bill that would have ended the death penalty in Wyoming.
A Natrona County judge on Thursday rejected a former Casper doctor’s request for a new trial and acquittal of his convictions for sexually ass…
Before he wrote lyrics for the Grateful Dead and advocated for an open internet, before he was a fellow at Harvard and a friend of the Kennedy…
Rev. Rodger McDaniel looks up from his pulpit every Sunday morning and knows that a number of his congregants are undocumented immigrants.