A New Chapter for Mendota Heights Patch

Local Editor Danielle Cabot says goodbye after almost two years.

Always Lead With the News. So ...

... my last day as local editor of Mendota Heights Patch will be Wednesday, Aug. 29. I've taken a position at the League of Minnesota Cities.

From staring at the first blank page before we launched in November of 2010 to seeing the robust readership and variety of coverage available today, this has been an incredibly rewarding experience.

The success of Mendota Heights Patch is because of you—the readers and contributors. Thank you for embracing Patch when no one had ever heard of us. Thank you for posting on Patch, sending in news tips, meeting for coffee and trusting me and our crew of writers and photographers to report on the communities of Mendota Heights, Mendota and Lilydale.

Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.

Leaving will be made easier by the fact that the site will continue to grow and evolve after my departure. It is important that you, the community, reach out to my successor and show them what is important to you. Seize the opportunity to mix it up a little, if you choose. It is YOU who are the experts of your towns and neighborhoods, and can best champion communicating your challenges, concerns and victories.

You can email mendotaheights@patch.com regardless of who is at the helm.

As for me, I'm excited for my next challenge, and will continue to be an advocate for local journalism and the Mendota Heights community I've come to know so well. Wish me luck!

Jodie Miller August 27, 2012 at 02:39 PM
Congratulations and best wishes Danielle! We have enjoyed working with you, and we will miss your responsiveness and professionalism combined with flexibility and a great sense of humor. It's good to know you will be contributing your talents at the League of MN Cities. Jodie Miller, Town Square Television
Marilyn Lundberg August 27, 2012 at 03:09 PM
Danielle, Your articles are always well-written, accurate and timely in presenting information of interest to Lilydale residents and their neighbors. I appreciate your dedication to local news in an era when no other news source seems interested. We will miss you. Marilyn Lundberg
Jason Little August 27, 2012 at 04:33 PM
We're excited to have you here at the League!
Danielle Cabot (Editor) August 27, 2012 at 07:28 PM
I'm excited to meet you in person, Jason! Thanks for the welcome.
Danielle Cabot (Editor) August 27, 2012 at 07:30 PM
Thank you, Marilyn. The city of Lilydale is a fascinating place to cover, and all those other news orgs are missing out on some great people and great stories.
Danielle Cabot (Editor) August 27, 2012 at 07:33 PM
Thank you, Jodie. I'm glad I could help lay the foundation for collaboration between Patch and TST. It's a great pairing and great things will come of it!
Joel Fugleberg August 27, 2012 at 07:58 PM
Congratulations on your new position, Danielle! I'm sorry you're leaving our local Patch - but I'm happy for you and this new opportunity. You've done a great job as editor and will be a terrific asset to the League of MN. Thanks for all you've done for our Mendota Heights/Lilydale community!
Robin August 27, 2012 at 09:10 PM
Congratulations, but we're sorry to lose you. You have done a great job creating a meeting place for this community. Many thanks.
Mary Machgan Culbertson August 28, 2012 at 01:29 AM
Congratulations on embarking on a new phase in your professional life. You have been one of the main reasons Mendota Heights Patch has succeeded!
Danielle Cabot (Editor) August 28, 2012 at 05:46 PM
Thanks for being a great table neighbor at all those marketing events! Good luck!
Danielle Cabot (Editor) August 28, 2012 at 05:47 PM
Thank you, Robin! Covering the school district was one of the most rewarding things I've done at Patch.
Danielle Cabot (Editor) August 28, 2012 at 05:49 PM
Aw, thank you Mary. Thanks for keeping the lines of communication open and being so easy to work with.


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