Reporter | South Metro

Erin Adler is a suburban reporter covering Dakota and Scott counties for the Star Tribune, working breaking news shifts on Sundays. She previously spent three years covering K-12 education in the south metro and five months covering Carver County.

An Anoka native, Adler lives in south Minneapolis with her two dogs. She graduated from the College of St. Benedict with an English and secondary education degree (and a concentration in studio art). She taught seventh grade English and religion at a Catholic school in Edina for two years and later taught adult ESL/ELL for Minneapolis Public Schools. She has a Master's degree in English/Literacy education from the University of Minnesota. In her free time, she enjoys reading, drawing and attempting to complete home improvement projects.

American Indian activist Marvin Manypenny dies at 72

Manypenny "was unafraid to speak up and speak truth to power," said his daughter, Minnesota Lt. Gov. Peggy Flanagan.

Last cattle farm in suburban Savage could make way for year-round curling

As the number of suburban curling facilities grows, Minnesota fans say there's more than enough demand for additional ice as more people try the social sport.

Burnsville church investigation finds abuse allegations made against former pastor are credible

The investigation by Berean Baptist blamed the Rev. Wes Feltner for misuse of power in dating two teenage women in his youth group.

South St. Paul revokes rental licenses of problem owner, allows two others another chance

South St. Paul council grants other owners provisional agreements.

Charlie Vig looks back on eight years as Shakopee tribal chairman

Getting more people involved, strengthening local ties and building cultural center are among the achievements.

Minnesota Zoo's sea otter thrives after being first to have flipper amputated

Limb amputation is common in cats and dogs, but no one had heard of a flipper amputation on an otter.

Processing wood infested by emerald ash borer into fuel or mulch has a cost

Emerald ash borer's toll keeps growing, but processing the tree waste into fuel or mulch carries a cost.

Shakopee tribe elects vice chairman to replace retiring chairman Charles Vig

Three members will take on new roles on the business council at the end of the month, when Vig steps down after eight years as chairman.

Shakopee neighborhood loses fight to keep ice rink open

Shakopee City Council stands firm, leaving Riverside Fields users to ice skate just a mile away.

Tribal Chairman Charles Vig of the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community to retire

His last day will be Jan. 31, when the SMSC's new Business Council will be inaugurated, a spokesperson said.