Erica Pearson covers features for the Star Tribune, with mini-beat on women's issues. Before joining the Star Tribune, she spent more than a decade at the New York Daily News, where she was an assistant city desk editor. A Wisconsin native, she has covered everything from immigration to cops and courts to lifestyle news.
Rachel Hutton writes features for the Star Tribune. She previously served as the editor of Minnesota Monthly magazine and as City Pages' food critic.
Greg covers Ramsey County and the cities within it. He's a Milwaukee native who joined the Star Tribune in 2018 after reporting on politics, development, city governments and the environment in Rockford, Ill., and Naples, Fla.
Mukhtar M. Ibrahim is a reporter covering Minneapolis city government and local affairs. He's previously worked for Minnesota Public Radio and the Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism. A Somali native who resettled to Minnesota in 2005, Mukhtar earned a bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Minnesota and a master's degree in investigative and data journalism from Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism. To contact him securely through encrypted email, his PGP fingerprint is 97CB 1C1E 7B8C 0FC2 57F5 C740 4765 3B82 0D91 618B.
Chris Hine is the Star Tribune's first analytics and enterprise reporter. He'll stand at the intersection of stats and humans and tell the compelling stories he finds there.
Sarah McLellan covers the Wild and NHL. Before joining the Star Tribune in November 2017, she spent five years covering the Coyotes for The Arizona Republic. Born in Edmonton and raised in Arizona, Sarah is a graduate of the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University.
Chris Hewitt has been writing about arts in the Twin Cities for 26 years. A native of Illinois, he moved to Minnesota for the weather, the theater and the Mary Tyler Moore house.
Alan Palazzolo is the newsroom developer at the Star Tribune assisting in and leading the creation of interactive and visual stories as well as tools for the newsroom. Alan worked in similar positions previously at WNYC and MinnPost and was an inaugural Code for America fellow. He is a long time participant and contributor to open source and the local technology community.
Ben Goessling is in his sixth year covering the Vikings, having joined the Star Tribune in 2017 after four seasons at ESPN and one at the Pioneer Press. He is an Apple Valley High School and University of Minnesota graduate.
Alicia Eler is the visual art critic/arts reporter. She is the author of the book "The Selfie Generation" (Skyhorse Publishing), which has been reviewed in the New York Times, WIRED Magazine and the Chicago Tribune. A native of Chicago by way of L.A., Alicia's writing has also been published in Glamour, the Guardian, CNN, Hyperallergic, Art21 Magazine, LA Weekly, and Aperture.
Richard Chin covers features for the Star Tribune and writes for the Star Tribune Magazine. He is a graduate of Stanford University and was a Knight Journalism Fellow at Stanford.
As a Star Tribune reporter, Jennifer Brooks covered the Capitol and the Minnesota congressional delegation in Washington, and she has traveled across Minnesota writing thoughtful, surprising stories about the people and issues of the state.
It could be worse. It can always be worse. We're not being chased from our homes by a wall of flames. Wildfires are racing across Oklahoma and much of the southern Plains. No severe weather (it's too cool and stable overhead for anything wild anytime soon). And we're not dreading the 7-Day the way residents of Seattle area, where rain is a given, but the last few months have been excessively wet, even by soggy Seattle standards. Skies brighten today before drizzle and light showers return Sunday. The sun makes a cameo appearance next week with a shot at 60F by Tuesday. That would be nice.
Turned out Denver Post columnist Mark Kiszla wasn't agitating as much as he was forecasting.
Tom Horgen is the digital features editor for the Star Tribune's Variety section, overseeing online and social media strategy. He has covered nightlife, restaurants, music, fashion, film, comic books and art for the paper.
Allie Shah oversees coverage of K-12 and higher education issues in Minnesota.
Rochelle Olson is a general assignment reporter.
Gail Rosenblum is editor of the Inspired section and the author of "A Hundred Lives Since Then: Essays on Motherhood, Marriage, Mortality and More."
Jeff Hargarten is a data journalist focusing on data visualization and data-driven enterprise reporting. He graduated in 2014 from the University of Minnesota School of Journalism and Mass Communication with degrees in journalism and new media studies. As a student reporter at the Star Tribune, he previously covered health issues. His past experience includes work for MinnPost, Pioneer Press, News21 and Minnesota Daily.
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