Mary Rudie was born and raised in the Mankato area. After getting married, with her husband in the military, they lived in Texas and Germany before returning to Minnesota. They have 3 children. Two are married and they have two grandchildren. She enjoys balloon twisting, camping, hiking, and reading. She has worked for the Nicollet Vet Clinic as receptionist since 2007. A previous pet owner, Mary currently has no pets at home but claims she gets her “fix” coming to work everyday.