Erin Adler | Star Tribune
Reporter | South Metro

Erin Adler covers Dakota County, including city government and the County Board.


Burnsville school bus driver taken off route after leading kids in prayer

George Nathaniel says he has right to exercise faith.


Charles McDew, civil rights activist and Metro State adviser, dies at 79

Charles “Chuck” McDew spent the early 1960s as chairman of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) while the group was engaged in some of its…


Door-to-door vacuum salesmen in metro take pushy to a new level

Door-to-door tactics by company frighten, anger residents in several cities.


Several school districts close as snow and frustration pile up

A record-breaking winter storm dropped 15 inches across parts of the Twin Cities over the weekend, shutting down roads, the airport and even church services.


Minneapolis students can choose gender, preferred name on district forms

Students can now use preferred name, gender on district forms.


Twins' postponement Sunday rubbing many fans the wrong way

Sunday's postponed Twins game came a week after the Twins jabbed fans reluctant to go to Thursday's frigid home opener.


Snow, freezing temperatures cause 132 crashes Sunday

The State Patrol counted dozens of crashes, including one involving 20 cars Sunday night.


Neighbors irked by bright lights at Vikings' new practice facility

They say the "light pollution" from the Eagan fieldhouse changes the character of their quiet neighborhood.


April showers coming in form of snow; 6-7 inches in forecast

The snow started midday and will wrap up Tuesday afternoon, said Michelle Margraf of the National Weather Service, making for messy commutes this evening and Tuesday morning.


Armed with milkweed seeds, Inver Grove Heights Scouts making a difference

His pollinator project serves as a model at Darvan Acres.