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

The new law, signed Friday, bars health care entities from entering into a merger that would create a monopoly
Both chambers of the Minnesota Legislature passed what used to be the Keeping Nurses at the Bedside Act late Monday night
With just a few days remaining in the Legislature’s regular session, an amended version of the Keeping Nurses at the Bedside Act was heard in conference committee
Mayo Clinic said it wants one bill scrapped and another significantly amended. But how would those proposals impact Minnesota's medical systems, staff and patients?
Volunteers have been dropping off meals at Mayo Clinic's Saint Marys hospital for 12-year-old Zamir Rayford and his mother after Zamir was seriously injured in a hit-and-run last month
With bans on care for minors in South Dakota and Iowa, Mayo Clinic and other Minnesota health systems are readying for an increase in transgender patients needing gender-affirming care
A Mayo research team has developed an AI tool that can help pathologists spot potential problems in transplanted kidneys in the weeks and months following surgery.
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.
Family members of late U.S. Rep. Jim Hagedorn sought the return of funds used for Hagedorn's cancer treatment. Former state GOP chair Jennifer Carnahan, Hagedorn's wife, plans to file a counterclaim.
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.