Mousel named new TSLN editor |

Mousel named new TSLN editor

New Tri-State Livestock News editor Alaina Mousel.

Tri-State Livestock News has brought Alaina Mousel on board as editor. She replaces former editor Aaron Nelson who vacated the position to return to his family’s livestock/grain operation in Powers Lake, ND. Mousel officially takes over the editorial reins June 11.

“I’m looking forward to serving the livestock industry through this position,” Mousel says. “I hope to continue the high standards Aaron brought to the publication.”

“Alaina brings a wealth of agricultural passion and editorial experience to our publication,” says Scott Engel, Tri-State Livestock News publisher. “This experience allows us to continue the tradition of providing livestock news and information to the most astute cattlemen and women throughout the upper Midwest.”

Mousel grew up on a registered cow-calf operation in northern Minnesota where she was active in 4-H and the state and national Junior Red Angus Associations, serving as president of both organizations. She continues to assist on her family’s operation by making breeding and marketing decisions and mentoring 4-Hers. She is looking forward to her family’s homestead being named a Century Farm in 2011.

Mousel holds a Bachelor of Science degree in agricultural business from the University of Minnesota, Crookston and a Master’s of Science degree in communications from South Dakota State University (SDSU). Along the way she has interned with the Red Angus Association of America in Denton, TX; Bieber Red Angus Ranch in Leola, SD; Angus Productions, Inc. (Angus Journal) in St. Joseph, MO; and the Herald-Review in Grand Rapids, MN.

Upon graduating from SDSU she worked in Big Sandy, TX as part of the Bieber sale management team. She then traveled to Minneapolis, MN where she worked as Managing Editor of BEEF Magazine before marrying SDSU assistant professor and range livestock specialist Eric Mousel and relocating to Brookings, SD.

Mousel will be working from a home office in Brookings, SD. Contact her with any story ideas or comments by phone at 605-695-3920 (cell), email or

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