Post Bulletin Reporter Dené K. Dryden

Dené K. Dryden

Health Reporter

Dené is the Post Bulletin's health care reporter.

She previously covered the Southeast Minnesota region for the Post Bulletin.

Before joining the Post Bulletin in 2022, she attended Kansas State University and served as an editor for the student newspaper, the Kansas State Collegian, and news director for Wildcat 91.9, K-State's student radio station. She earned a bachelor's degree in English creative writing. In 2020, she moved to Central Minnesota to work full-time as a local radio news reporter.

A farm kid at heart, Dené loves to get outdoors to hike and look for cool bugs.

Readers can reach Dené at 507-281-7488 and

In 2020, COVID-19 was the cause for one out of every 10 deaths in Minnesota. But "deaths of despair," such as overdoses, firearms and malnutrition, contributed to the state's higher death rate.
Naloxone nasal spray, known by the brand name Narcan, is used to temporarily reverse the effects of an opioid overdose. The FDA might make it available over the counter this year.
There is a pronounced need for more dental providers in Southeast Minnesota's rural towns, many of which don't even have a dental clinic. The challenge: getting graduates to go there.
From a 50-acre greenhouse to a 40-by-8 shipping container, growers across the region are using technology and ingenuity to keep fresh greens on the table year-round.
The "Bill Nye the Science Guy" star implored Winona State students and community members to take action on climate change by voting in next week's general election.
The decrease in immunization rates stems from when COVID-19 disrupted routine medical care for many in 2020 and 2021.
Ethan Smith, 20, of Rochester, is being remembered as the kind of person who would give you the shirt off his back.
The Pierce County Sheriff's Office in Wisconsin identified the victims Wednesday