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Adam Rossow

Adam Rossow brings over a decade of experience in sports journalism to the Northstar Football News team. He is a 2007 graduate of Carleton College and recently completed his master’s degree at Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism. He is also the Golden Gophers Football Analyst for

Adam first cut his teeth in the Carleton College Sports Information Department, where he was a lead writer for the athletics website.  While at Carleton, he also was the head play-by-play announcer for a host of sports including Men's Basketball and Volleyball.  He was also a four-year letter winner at linebacker on the football team. 

More recently, Adam has been a stringer with the Associated Press as well as a broadcaster for Big Ten Plus/Northwestern's Studio N. He was also a sports reporter with the Medill News Service while at graduate school, covering events like the NFL scouting combine, NCAA Midwest Regional, NFL Draft and Chicago Bears training camp.  

Adam grew up in Le Sueur, Minn and now resides in the Twin Cities.

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Ryan Burns Bio

Ryan Burns brings over five years of experience in sports journalism to the Northstar Football News team. Ryan will be covering recruiting along with team coverage throughout the season. As a former collegiate athlete having gone through the recruiting process, its something of a passion for him.
Ryan graduated with a degree in Sports Management from the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities in 2015 and was also tight end for St. Olaf in 2011.
Ryan grew up in Oakdale (Minn.) and now resides in the Twin Cities.  In addition to writing for NFN, he works full time for covering both the Minnesota Golden Gophers ( and the North Dakota State Bison ( 
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Twitter -- @RyanBurnsMN

Brian Jerzak

Brian started his writing career covering high school and college wrestling for The Guillotine. He started covering football for shortly after. With MinnesotaPreps he also covered boys’ basketball. Brian has also covered a number of other high school sports during stints with the Star Tribune and the Minnesota State High School League.

When not working his day job in addition to Northstar Football News, he still writes for The Guillotine and also writes for The Gopher Report, Minnesota Hockey Magazine and contributes to the Star Tribune's high school sports coverage.

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Twitter: @brijerzak

Chris Chesky Bio

Chris Chesky spends his days (and most nights) working as the sports editor of the Sun Post, Sun Press and Richfield Sun Current newspapers. He joins Northstar Football News with over two years of sports writing experience.

Chris graduated from the University of Minnesota in May 2015 with a journalism degree.

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Twitter- @SunSportsChris

Scott Ryan Bio

Scott is a former newspaper reporter, having covered a variety of prep sports in Minnesota and Oregon for the Winona Daily News and the Hermiston Herald as a sports reporter and a section editor. Scott brings more than three combined years of reporting, writing and editing experience to NorthStar Football News with a journalism and public relations degree from Winona State University.

Spending his days as a marketing specialist for software and technology creator Hollander, Scott looks forward to returning to sideline to cover and write about the rising stars and future collegiate players in the state for NorthStar.

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