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Brendan Stermer, Web Writer

Brendan Stermer Brendan Stermer has been a Web Writer with the Rural Health Information Hub since March 2023.

Brendan writes for RHIhub's online magazine, the Rural Monitor, as well as Models and Innovations. With a passion for rural stories and a background in small-town journalism, Brendan brings a unique set of skills to the writing team. Brendan received his bachelor of arts degree in Philosophy from the University of Minnesota Morris in 2016. In high school, Brendan was a student reporter at the Montevideo American-News and later wrote for the University Register at the University of Minnesota Morris. He also held internship positions at Pioneer Public Television in Appleton, Minnesota, and On Being Studios in Minneapolis. Prior to joining RHIhub, Brendan worked at KDMA News in Montevideo and later for the Grand Forks Housing Authority on a Housing First/harm reduction project. Brendan has also hosted and produced his own podcast, Interesting People Reading Poetry, since 2017.

Having grown up and lived much of his life in small-town Minnesota, Brendan cares deeply about the health and vitality of rural people and rural communities. He is excited to use compelling storytelling to amplify the voices of rural leaders working to improve the health and lives of rural people.

Contact Brendan at 701.777.2962 or by email at